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2020 - What Omega did you buy for under $500

  1. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Jun 9, 2020

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    Could not find a 2020 thread? :thumbsdown:

    This one arrived yesterday, made a low 215$ offer on an auction and forgot about it, until a winner mail arrived :)

    Everythings works, date disk ok, runs within 1 sek. a day. Needs a little poslish and a new gasket :)

    Omega De Ville F300 Chronograph, ref. 198.0035, cal. 1250 from 1972

    Last picture from the auction :)

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  2. b-lilja

    b-lilja Jun 9, 2020

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    That back font is just so wicked cool.
     
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  3. tikkathree

    tikkathree Jun 9, 2020

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    Hummmmmmmmm very nice.
     
  4. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jun 10, 2020

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    1958 cal. 501, 2846/8-1 SC. £365. Unpolished and runs like a charm. Even has the original crown!
     
  5. bbozic

    bbozic Jun 20, 2020

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    Retrieved this Omega from the postoffice yesterday, paid 460 $ total for it. It should be a ref 2639 by the looks of it. I have not opened it yet to confirm
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  6. Vanallard

    Vanallard Jun 20, 2020

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    Picked this one up a few weeks ago. Dates back to the mid-30s. A bit small at 31mm but still a cool watch.
     
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  7. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jun 20, 2020

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    $300 Canadian dollars each.

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  8. flyingdoormat

    flyingdoormat Jun 21, 2020

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    Picked up this Omega HS8 a couple of weeks ago. Ended up costing $620 Australian dollars. Mid case is wrong and possibly crown but for the price I'm happy and it will give me something to search for
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  9. MtV

    MtV Jun 22, 2020

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    Found this Constellation within the mentioned price range and haven’t regretted it since. It’s the unishell case, 168.0015 I think with a cal. 564 automatic. I assume it’s the least liked case among similar looking Connis since the movement isn’t that easily accessible but for the money I’m ok with that. Dial is in superb condition, everything works as it should and it loses 5s/day. Not too bad for a 54 year old lady. :)

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  10. ALI construction

    ALI construction Jun 22, 2020

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    Just got these for $500 Of the bey.
    Seller accepted lower offer.
    It’s a redial, but I wanted something from around ww2 times without patina (good looking for going out in a suite, weddings, social events etc.)
    These are dating back to around 1940’s
    And a 30t2 movement.
    32mm (I'm not a fan of huge watches) so these are perfect.



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  11. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Jun 24, 2020

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    This is a new purchase at 300$ (not included the strap and buckle)

    Omega Genéve ref. 136.0049, cal. 613 from 1972

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  12. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Jul 1, 2020

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    Won an local auction on this one.

    It was described as an battery driven watch, alot of tarnish on the case, but with papers, original buckle :)

    Got it for 225$ :) sadly no battery inside :D so have to wind it manually.

    Found a new Omega strap and a box in the drawer with Omega stuff and cleaning the case and its fine again:)

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  13. SkunkPrince

    SkunkPrince Jul 1, 2020

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    A bargain at twice the price...
     
  14. malilis

    malilis Jul 1, 2020

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    Very nice purchase ... very nice price ... Enjoy !
     
  15. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Aug 2, 2020 2:44am

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    Never buy normal Quartz Omega's, but this time I saw an local auction with a Omega Seamaster Quartz listed as not working.
    There were only a low bid on it, but looking at the pictures it look nearly unused and with 14 days return it could not go wrong if the movement was broken, so put a bid on it.

    It looked like a reference with a cal. 1342 so i ordered a Renata 329 battery at the same time hoping it would fix it :)

    Got it and put in a new battery and it runs perfect :)

    Got it for 190$ incl. fee's, maybe a lot for a Omega Quartz but not many around in this condition :)

    Omega Seamaster Quartz, ref. 396.0854, cal. 1342 from 1977


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  16. malilis

    malilis Aug 2, 2020 3:17am

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    why not ? nice acquisition considering the cost !:)
     
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  17. OmegaP99

    OmegaP99 Aug 3, 2020 12:48pm

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    I didn't buy this for myself but kicked in some cash to help my bud get his first Omega, so in a sense it qualifies. $400 out the door, missing a caseback gasket but that's it, and I've sourced one thanks to help from folks here. Said to have been serviced prior to sale, with a small dot of fresh oil on the dial which seems to support this. (I heard if you oil the dial the hands move smoother. :p <--- A joke, since mine tend not to translate well)

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  18. kaplan

    kaplan Aug 3, 2020 1:33pm

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    On the original post, thanks for sharing that realistic auction photo vs. the better real thing

    I love when auctioneers took high res high reflection photos that show every little imperfection that just blend in at any other lighting scenario
     
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  19. OmegaP99

    OmegaP99 Aug 3, 2020 1:56pm

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    I had this chat with my friend about the watch I just posted above your comment! It happened with this watch as well as the Mark II I just picked up. I said I am very grateful for the high definition of phone cameras today because they show every little imperfection that catches light, and helps to turn off those I may be bidding against. These last two acquisitions arrived looking much better than either of us expected.
     
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  20. kaapstadflaneur

    kaapstadflaneur Aug 4, 2020 6:58am

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    Picked up this Ref. 196.0121 with a Cal. 1370 quartz movement a few weeks back (interesting movement with a jumping hour hand). Serial no. dates it to circa 1978-79. Paid roughly US$ 150 in local currency from a local South African auction site. Mrs. Kaapstad saw it, loved it, and demanded that I put it on a forest green suede strap for her. So it goes... IMG_2414.jpg
     
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