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  1. imt58

    imt58 Aug 21, 2012

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 21, 2012

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    Not bad, but $940 is a princely sum for that particular watch. I'd say $750 is more like it and I'd want to see the movement before making an offer.

    Again, a little high of an asking price and it certainly isn't rare. The 491 wasn't made in the 60's. If that serial number is 16,xxx,xxx than it's 1958 which is close to the end of production for it, but if it's 18,xxx,xxx than it's probably a franken because the 55x series was in use for a couple years already. I also think it's either a service replacement dial or a very good redial because the fonts are from a slightly later era.

    That might be a winner. Case reference matches caliber and the 1966 serial number puts it within the production span of that reference. Not sure of the crown being correct but it is from that time period. At $725 it's a little over average. $600 - $675 is more reflective of recent selling prices for similar conditioned specimens of this type.

    Your welcome!
     
  3. imt58

    imt58 Aug 21, 2012

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    It's great you give your advice so freely!
     
  4. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 21, 2012

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    Doesn't cost us a shilling. ;)
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 21, 2012

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    Free? Wait a sec..... let me check my contract.

    (cue some type of anticipatory music)


    Nuts. I don't get paid. Well, now I know why I haven't gotten any checks yet. Thought it was just a problem with the mail.
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Aug 21, 2012

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    ...or even a farthing!
    gatorcpa
     
  7. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 21, 2012

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    Once again you forget about Australia Post. :rolleyes:
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  8. imt58

    imt58 Aug 23, 2012

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    I asked for a pic of the movement for the first watch. The seller declined to do so, nuff said.
     
  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 23, 2012

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    Here is one I would strongly consider. In fact I would buy this if I had not purchased too many this month (and you don't know the half of it:rolleyes: ). I believe the dial is original as is the red second hand this combo with the pink gold look fantastic together, trust me I know;) . The movement may not be as pink as some prefer, but I believe it is OK. Watch dates to 1956
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180935117722?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
     
  10. imt58

    imt58 Aug 23, 2012

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    Thanks for this, I like the watch and it has the date on which I prefer. How much should I go to?
     
  11. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 23, 2012

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    Nice looking watch that one
     
  12. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 23, 2012

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    I agree with Steve - nice watch and practical to wear - it has a full rotor movement with a date function. Properly serviced it should run as well as a newer automatic watch. Plus the long thick lugs make the watch appear bigger than its 34mm diameter would suggest.

    Price I would say to get it - a bid in the $800 - 900 range may get it done.
     
  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 23, 2012

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    Hard to say price, Mike's estimate may be spot on but you never can tell. It might go near the asking price if the initial blurry image causes some to pass it by.