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  1. jeff2020uk

    jeff2020uk Jul 1, 2020 4:30am

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    Hi - i'm fairly new to vintage/military watches, am interested in buying a 53 fat arrow but looking for some expert advice - for example is this one genuine? I've seen a few with a serial number over 10000 but I thought that only 5,900 were ever produced? Also thought the font on the serial number looked a bit different to other ones I've seen? Thanks so much!

    https://www.ssongwatches.com/products/omega-fat-arrow-53-raf-1
     
  2. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jul 1, 2020 4:52am

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    Images are always best :thumbsup:

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  3. Gaz6263

    Gaz6263 Jul 1, 2020 5:03am

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    A wealth of knowledge on all military watches is available at the Military Watch Resource website. Great crowd and very helpful.
     
  4. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jul 1, 2020 5:21am

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    Font ok. 5900 produced. Numbers you see are for every issued mil. Watch 1953 from all manufacturers. Yours is issued late in 1953, so number is high.kind regards. Achim
     
  5. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jul 1, 2020 5:22am

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    Your dial and hands are re lumed. ......
     
  6. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jul 1, 2020 5:23am

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    Wrong crown as well.
     
  7. jeff2020uk

    jeff2020uk Jul 1, 2020 5:28am

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    sorry thanks all for your help! so sounds legit aside from replacement crown and relumed dial
     
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  8. jeff2020uk

    jeff2020uk Jul 1, 2020 5:29am

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    thanks, is that important?
     
  9. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Jul 1, 2020 5:30am

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    It's actually there, but I missed it.

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  10. jeff2020uk

    jeff2020uk Jul 1, 2020 10:23am

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    thanks all appreciate the advice!
     
  11. Yelfel

    Yelfel Jul 1, 2020 10:30pm

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    How can you tell hands and dial are relumed?
     
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  12. Kiwibloke

    Kiwibloke Jul 1, 2020 10:44pm

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    I've tried three times I think to 'gain entry' to MWR including mailing the admin, but never heard a thing - does anyone have an inroad there? I have Thin Arrow purchased here from @watchyouwant so legitimate interest!
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  13. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jul 1, 2020 11:00pm

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    I can. Kind regards. Achim
     
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  14. Syutzy

    Syutzy Jul 2, 2020 4:50pm

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    Sir,

    Very nice thin arrow ‘53.

    On this Fat arrow-concur with above
    plus:
    Appears heavily polished

    Support:

    1. Number on higher end but not
    Sequential from 0-so OK
    2. Lume on hands and hour plots
    deteriorate with age and
    should appear same if applied at
    same time.
    Prices on these CK-2777-1 vary considerably with a nice original selling at last Watches of Knightsbridge auction for £1800 to Chrono 24 at over 7000
    US for an adequate copy.

    Would always buy the seller!

    MWR is aware of trouble registering. Hopefully it will be addressed shortly.

    They have excellent thread going on the 53 fat arrow currently.

    Good luck! S
     
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