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  1. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Apr 6, 2017

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    Was looking around this morning and stumbled across this one. Wondering your opinions on it? I like that its textured and has pink gold arrowheads, plus stainless so I can put a flatlink on it. I don't know much about the older 352 connies, so want to run it by the experts here in case I'm missing something.


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  2. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Apr 6, 2017

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    Perhaps a bit polished, and the bridge color disparity raises some concern...
     
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  3. mrod3950

    mrod3950 Apr 6, 2017

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    I agree. I like that they left the dail alone. Though my OMEGA is a baby at DOB, 1992, when it's serviced, I instruct them not to polish.
     
  4. Rman

    Rman Apr 6, 2017

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    Nice watch but displays the classic DBRL.
    Damaged Bottom Right Lug.
    Worn down over the years on someone's left hand I'm guessing and then polished.
    You can see it clearly in the second photo.
    I have one with almost the identical limp.
     
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  5. tamura

    tamura Apr 6, 2017

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    Franken movement (ratchet wheel)!
     
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  6. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Apr 6, 2017

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    Wondering what the balance bridge looks like... Very late serial for a 352 as well.
     
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  7. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV Apr 7, 2017

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    Are you able to give more details to help me see how the ratchet wheel is different between chronometer and non chronometer? Is it the finish? Where is the ratchet wheel?
    I thought the difference was simply to do with one being regulated and tested to different
    And in some cases the regulator was upgraded.
    Thanks in advance
     
  8. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 7, 2017

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    A waffle 2648 cal 352 would normally for me be an automatic buy, but this one has some problems. The case front is polished a bit too much although the case back still looks good. The dial patina looks a bit dirty or mouldy, not so attractive anyway and that coupled with the movement issues would make me pass on this one unless it was very attractively priced.
     
  9. tamura

    tamura Apr 7, 2017

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    Yes
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  10. Gstp

    Gstp Apr 7, 2017

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    ^this is extremely useful information
     
  11. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 7, 2017

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    Interesting. Was blissfully unaware that this was the case with 352s.
     
  12. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Apr 7, 2017

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    Well thats why you ask the experts here! I jumped the gun on this one but it wasn't too expensive. Hearing the news about the movement is a bummer, but seller accepts returns so may be sending this one back once I see it in the flesh.
     
  13. kreyke

    kreyke Apr 7, 2017

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    Don't mean to hijack this thread but I'm curious about this. Do all 300 series have such a ratchet wheel or only the 352? I have looked on ranfft and it seems like others such as 354 has ratchet wheels same as OP.

    Building on that point, can anyone shed light on what's the difference between 352 and 354? google isn't really helping.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  14. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 7, 2017

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    Agreed with the above and will add that the dial looks like it has been chemically cleaned in the past. And movement looks like a 354 rather than a 352. Crown also does not look original.

    Love the 2648 reference and stainless steel versions are hard to come by. But this one just has too many strikes against it.
     
  15. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Apr 7, 2017

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    Dealing with the seller for a refund. Can someone clarify exactly what's wrong with the movement making it a franken? It has a rachet wheel?
     
  16. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 7, 2017

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    In the pictures from @tamura you can see the two ratchet wheels, it is about the cal 352 having a luxury finish, ie, the ratchet wheel has a slight bevel to it and is highly polished in the central area. The 352 also of course has the special regulator.

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  17. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV Apr 7, 2017

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  18. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 7, 2017

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    Hijack time- haven't posted this in maybe years - Ref. 2648, Cal. 352 with a 14k rose gold case. All original of course.

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  19. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV Apr 7, 2017

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    I'm not certain that all chronometer grade 352s have the "special" regulator.
    Are there examples of the extra finished ratchet wheels with non special regulators?
    I know I've seen a number of 353 chronometer grades without the special regulator. What I can't remember is did they all have the extra finishing on the ratchet wheel?
    I.e. Do both need to be present for it to be a chronometer grade movement?
     
  20. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 7, 2017

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    All the 352s have the RG regulator. As do the cal. 333 and cal. 343 among the automatics. But not all chronometre movements have this.
     
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