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  1. paschuman

    paschuman Jul 1, 2016

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    I have been looking for a Jumbo for a while and am about to pull the trigger on this omega 268.

    Dial - Seller says it is original, shows some patina, but overall looks pretty good to me.
    Hands - Original but has been re lumed
    Case - 37.7 mm w/o crown. I can't tell if it has been polished, but doesn't look over polished.
    Movement - Recently serviced and keeping within 2 seconds per day

    Any major concerns before I purchase this watch? The price is about $900 and I'm hoping to knock about $100 or so off.

    Thanks,
    Pat
     
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  2. WatchmakerTheory

    WatchmakerTheory Jul 1, 2016

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  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 1, 2016

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    Price kind high for USA, even at 800.
     
  4. paschuman

    paschuman Jul 1, 2016

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    Man glad I posted. Didn't think it was that bad of deal given that I can find similar watches for $400-$500, but they would a require service that would be between $200-$300 minimum. I was thinking the extra $100 basically offset the risk of having a more expensive service.

    I have been keeping a eye out in the private watch sales forum for a while, but haven't seen anything catch my eye lately. In general though, I am just looking for something in pretty good shape (not necessarily perfect) to be worn daily. I guess I am willing to pay slightly above market since I plan to have this for a while. If someone is on the fence about selling, I might be your guy!

    Appreciate all the feedback and if I decide to go for this watch, I am going to try and push the sale price lower!

    Thanks,
    Pat
     
  5. timjohn

    timjohn Jul 1, 2016

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    And it's got lume on the hands but not on the dial -- one of them isn't original....
     
  6. marturx

    marturx Jul 2, 2016

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    I wouldn't expect to find a cal 268 in a Jumbo. Should be 265

    I would expect to find the hands combined with 268 though.

    So likely a Franken
     
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  7. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 2, 2016

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    Top left hand picture, looking at the markers on the dial. It could be the photo but the two pieces of the 12 are reflecting light differently, as if not mounted in the same plane. The markers at one and four look beat up, I'll bet that dial has been worked on.

    Having said that, my own similar 283 caliber has the same type of damage and I love the watch. I've found its better to pay a bit more for a watch you can handle and check out before you buy than to purchase something without actually seeing it. You can't feel the winding and setting features of an ebay piece until it arrives and then if its not right life becomes a bit of a bitch. If it winds smoothly, sets well, feels right and you've fallen in love, the price may be right. If you think you may one day want to sell it you might as well move on because its not an investment piece at the "right" price.
     
  8. paschuman

    paschuman Jul 5, 2016

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    Thanks for all the advice. I think I made the right decision and passed on the watch. Of course, today I came across another watch. A 332 cal, but i'm worried about the hands. I have been googling and have found examples similar to these, but also have seen ones that start out narrow and get wider. Either way the hands seem to have more wear. Besides the hands, the case has been polished (doesn't look to polished) but the price is more in line - probably could get for around $600. Anyone see anything I am missing.
     
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  9. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 5, 2016

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    image.jpeg This is what an all original manual wind jumbo looks like. This one is in a rose gold case with matching rose gold dial and hands. I'm not near the watch right now, and I don't remember the caliber.
     
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  10. paschuman

    paschuman Jul 6, 2016

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    Did you mean to post a picture?
     
  11. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 6, 2016

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    Yes! I had intended to include a photo. Now done. (Too early in the morning!) I have now posted a picture with my previous post.