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  1. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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    I recently purchased this watch on Ebay and when I received it, something looked a bit strange. I realizes that the 6 on the dial is cut and if you look closely between the border of the light and dark brown shades it's pretty uneven.

    Type: Mechanical manual wind
    Suggested year: 1947
    Model: Ref 2505
    Caliber: 265
    Jewels: 15
    Serial number: 11891611

    It's also from Uruguay. I don't know if that might have something to do with the chances of this watch to be a forgery.
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  2. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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  3. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Aug 8, 2016

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    did you try a Google image search on "Omega 2505"?
     
  4. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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    I have searched the model and so far the watch does resemble the image searches. I'm thinking the dial must have been repainted
     
  5. westmtn

    westmtn Aug 8, 2016

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    The uneven paint and minute markers are clear signs that it's a redial.
     
  6. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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    Okay so if it's a redial would this mean that the dial is actually not original or would it mean that there has been a repair on the original?
     
  7. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Aug 8, 2016

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    Agreed on the 'repaint'/ redial. (Redial is typically used to mean the original dial was refinished) The minute tick marks on the furniture is definitely odd looking.

    There are other significant issues, such as the level of polish and crown, that would make this a 'pass'.
     
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  8. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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    Alright thank you for your insights! I guess it's time to return the watch!
     
  9. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 8, 2016

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    Did you buy it on eBay? What did the listing say?
     
  10. TimH

    TimH Aug 8, 2016

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    This is what it said
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  11. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Aug 8, 2016

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    thats the 3rd trainwreck post that I read in a row today that starts with

    "I recently bought this omega on ebay..."

    anybody SEA a pattern??? :whistling:
     
  12. fzhu052

    fzhu052 Aug 8, 2016

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    I just received a redial bought on eBay too. I immediately filed an 'item not as described' return request and eBay gave me return label to ship back. So it is on the way back and I will have my money in about 10 days.
     
  13. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 8, 2016

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    You forgot to mention the twelve high resolution photographs provided in both eBay and Auctiva format.

    The condition of the watch was clearly evident, I think the seller will consider this a case of "buyer's remorse".

    Edit, just saw they are the same as in the first post.
     
  14. fzhu052

    fzhu052 Aug 8, 2016

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    'Buy remorse' is fine. You lost the round trip shipping but get back $490.