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Bit of a newbie. Is this watch any good ?

  1. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    Thanks for any info. It all helps and I’m trying to learn. Liked the fact it was a bit larger which I’m guessing might be a bit unusual for the sixties ?
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 10, 2019

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    Dial has been incorrectly refinished, all the fonts are incorrect, SWISS MADE positioned incorrectly, case is very polished. Hands are incorrect as well.
     
  3. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Feb 10, 2019

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    It would appear to have seen the polishing wheel once or twice...
     
  4. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 10, 2019

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    Run forrest!
     
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  5. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    I love the polished look. Sorry don’t understand the run Forrest reference. Am I missing something?
     
  6. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 10, 2019

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    This!
     
  7. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    Do any of the replacements make any difference?
     
  8. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Feb 10, 2019

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    ::popcorn::
     
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  9. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    Sorry Shabbaz I still don’t get it. If there is some sort of hidden joke it would be good if you would share it with me. Am just trying to learn.
     
  10. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 10, 2019

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    If you want an over-polished watch with incorrect hands and a refinished dial then no.

    Google Forrest Gump.
     
  11. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    Thanks for the help. I’m guessing that your reference to Forrest Gump infers that I have learning difficulties. Thanks guys. A really helpful forum. You should be very proud of yourselves or maybe you should try working with adults with learning difficulties, as I do , and understand why your reference is extremely offensive
     
  12. Traveler

    Traveler Feb 10, 2019

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    No I just think they were saying ‘run’ from this watch - it’s not in a good ‘collectible’ condition because of all the faults pointed out.
     
  13. Traveler

    Traveler Feb 10, 2019

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  14. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    I like the look of the watch. Not too bothered about originality as long as it’s not got a battery. Horses for courses I guess. I do hope the references were to running away from the watch and not to me having learning difficulties because in this day and age that’s inexcusable
     
  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 10, 2019

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    Exactly!
     
  16. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    Possibly would have been easier just to say that. Clears up any ambiguity
     
  17. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Feb 10, 2019

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    If you like the watch and plan on keeping it, no, .not at all
     
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  18. redzer007

    redzer007 Feb 10, 2019

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    All the attributes that have been described above are negative. Watch collectors want the watch to be as original as possible, in working condition, but with as many original and non service parts as possible.

    The forest gump reference is not personal it's a common phrase used wrt to running away, and not stopping running away.

    As for polishing, while it makes it look shiny it changes the shape of the watch

    Keep looking, while you may like this it would be difficult to resell in the future.

    We all have made mistakes, I know I have
     
  19. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 10, 2019

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    No, I just meant RUN LIKE HELL! You're asking a collectors forum what do we think of your potential omega and we tried to tell you dont buy. We do this with a lot of people and at the end of the year we send our newcomers the bill for our advice. But if you dont mind all the problems with the watch then you should buy it. Good luck!
     
  20. Rickyp

    Rickyp Feb 10, 2019

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    It’s from the year I was born. I’m not a collector, I really like the look of the watch and don’t plan on reselling. I bid on eBay for it and lots of people were bidding. I don’t think I overpaid for it and when people come onto a forum seeking help I personally don’t think Forrest Gump references are helpful in my opinion