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  1. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Oct 26, 2019

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    Hi there all, I am looking at this watch. See pics below. I did some research based on everything I found here and great links from here.
    The watch is supposed to be 1967 which reconciles with the number (25.xxx.xxx).
    The dial is clearly original with nothing painted as far is I can see.
    The case I find more difficult, the facets are there as far as I can see, correct?
    The glass seems like once replaced.
    Buckle and strap far from original. DDC6DA4E-BE0F-4293-9CFE-43F70F021A23.jpeg 0395A678-07DF-428B-B8F4-A2D4A2F5DF21.jpeg DA61F702-2292-49A2-8416-FDDD2426CF82.png D9D3C85A-43A3-4807-8780-B738CA1242B3.png B5D548AD-C79F-4F89-8062-054A77E6BAA8.png Calibre 551 matching. HOWEVER, what about these two strange holes? Shouldn’t there be screws???
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    Now the back, if I read the great notes from Desmond Guilfoyle it looks like this might be fake since the machine circles are not overlapping enough.
    What about the crown?

    All comments on fairness of this watch greatly appreciated!!!!
     
  2. Passover

    Passover Oct 26, 2019

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    For me this one is a clear pass:

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    Indices without inlays???

    Lines/scratching on the dial

    wrong crown

    What is this:

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  3. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Oct 26, 2019

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    Thanks! What do you mean with the last picture?
     
  4. Lotus_Eater8815

    Lotus_Eater8815 Oct 26, 2019

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    Has the bridge been replaced ::confused2:: the wear on it seems off from the rest of the movement.
     
  5. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Oct 26, 2019

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    Aha. I understand. No idea. Will ask. All these vintage omega’s are new to me but I am now so far that I need to have a 60’s constellation next to a modern Speedy. Just a matter of time......
     
  6. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Oct 26, 2019

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    Back on the remark about the inlays. I assume you mean the black “stripes”? I kind of assumed this was also an option. Do I understand that these were never sold like this and the picture below would be the standard?
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  7. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Oct 26, 2019

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    I'd want to see a straight-on shot of the dial in high rez. But I probably wouldn't bother due to the other items already flagged.
     
  8. Lotus_Eater8815

    Lotus_Eater8815 Oct 26, 2019

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    You need to bridge that gap with a 90s seamaster pro ;)
     
  9. Lotus_Eater8815

    Lotus_Eater8815 Oct 26, 2019

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    They did, but they went together. Lumed hands = lume plots on indices, onyx hands = onyx inlays on indices, black paint on hands = black paint on indices, plain steel hands = plain steel indices. In your watch, the hands/dial don’t seem to match.

    [EDIT: actually it seems like somebody polished the black paint off those indices]
     
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  10. Passover

    Passover Oct 27, 2019

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    Reviewing the pictures I think @Lotus_Eater8815 is right

    that on the OPs watch there has been painted indices and the paint is not present any more.

    Some paint left on 3 and 4...
     
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  11. Arno (NL)

    Arno (NL) Oct 27, 2019

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    OK, thanks a lot all of you. I learned a lot. I am going to pass this one. The picture of the other one (with the good looking black inlays) I found too expensive. I will keep looking. That in itself is also a hobby one could say. :)
     
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