Forums Latest Auctions Members

Advice : 14714-61-SC Vintage Omega Cal. 285

  1. WATCHROCK

    WATCHROCK Jan 21, 2019

    Posts
    52
    Likes
    26
    Hi again,

    I am curious if this 14714-61-SC Model Cal. 285 from around 1961 is any good. The Omega Database proves existence and there is much info around looking like this model.
    Seems though the movement is a bit dirty and needs to be serviced and some screws are missing(?). See pics attached.

    Thanks for your feedback & help!
     
    DA30627B-7944-4456-B588-6A5483712F51.png CD8E2AB4-7311-4598-8016-EF8A5DE1D47D.png 2EFB8ED5-D1F5-41A1-BD94-9CB66BD79578.png F87D1709-0106-4274-BFC7-988A1276AE47.png F4582A00-7A75-408B-A36A-8BF35E4AAEDC.png 929246CC-5BFF-486C-BD4C-DF533BCC06B5.png
  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 21, 2019

    Posts
    10,029
    Likes
    10,337
    You are wise to be wary of this watch. The Korean writing is a tip-off.

    There is something in the Korean collecting culture that encourages redials of vintage watches. This is just another example.

    The case does seem to be missing screws, but not all original cases had these, so I would need to see other examples of this case reference to know if the case screws were used.

    The movement looks to have seen better days and has some rust as well.

    This looks like a potential money pit.
    gatorcpa
     
    marco and hoipolloi like this.
  3. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jan 21, 2019

    Posts
    2,853
    Likes
    3,639
    If you like the simple look of the dial and the alpha hands, you can try on those 285's in 9ct gold cases. They look better with better case materials.

    IMG_20190121_190924__01.jpg IMG_20190121_190822__01.jpg
     
  4. WATCHROCK

    WATCHROCK Jan 21, 2019

    Posts
    52
    Likes
    26
    I live in Seoul so I was mainly looking there without actively hunting on Ebay, Chrono24 or other places.

    Indeed, Koreans are usually very status concencious and for that very reason the brand is more important to them than the original condition of the watch. It also seems that generally they do not care as much about proper watch condition as people in Europe or the US.
    Also it seems the term "original" for them refers to anything that is originally from that brand e.g. original crown means for them "put any omega" crown on it and make it work. Also prices for a Vintage Omega range from 300 to 1000USD even for models that probably in real collector eyes like in this Forum would be very average condition.

    Through my current pitfall with the Seamaster 30 I got here (Curious how this will turn out...) I learnt a lot.

    Will leave my fingers from this model then after this evaluation - Thanks!
     
  5. WATCHROCK

    WATCHROCK Jan 21, 2019

    Posts
    52
    Likes
    26
    Thank you for your suggestion!
    I truly like this design. Just have to find a good and reliable source for it I guess :).