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Couple Omega's I've Bought That I Would Like Some Advise On.

  1. Stan The Man

    Stan The Man Nov 20, 2012

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    I know very little about Omega's other than I like them and asking questions after their bought makes little sense but they were priced right and it was an impulse buy which I may or may not regret ?
    Is the caseback with Seamaster original to Geneve model's? Info is:
    Mvt.is 563 ser# 25676596 Case 166.037 Omega icon on mvt.has a 1 in center...Any help dating and value is greatly appreciated.
    The 2nd watch is supposedly 18K but I'll have to find a jeweler to open it up....caseback has no margin for my clumsy hands.There are no markings to be seen.Mvt.is bumper...
    Opened it up,wasn't to difficult..Mvt.is 491 19Jewel,not bumper.Ser# 15356658.Case is :
    153498
    2897
    2898SC .750 There is a Cameo figure above that marking.
    P1070167.JPG P1070166.JPG P1070171.JPG P1070156.JPG P1070158.JPG P1070160.JPG P1070139.JPG P1070143.JPG

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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 20, 2012

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    The first watch may be a marriage of parts from different watches. The Omega Vintage Database (http://www.omegawatches.com/spirit/history/vintage-omegas) shows that the caseback 166.(0)037 is correct for a Seamaster watch with caliber 565. Your watch has a caliber 563 movement. There is very little difference between these two movements, so they both would fit inside that case. Also, the dial is for a Geneve model, not a Seamaster. Again, there was a lot of mixing and matching going on at Omega in those days, so anything is possible. This could be 100% factory correct, or a total frankenwatch. I really can't tell and it is not likely that Omega can tell, either.

    The second watch looks to be an early "bumper" automatic Omega. Without a look at the movement and caseback, can't tell you any more.

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Nov 20, 2012

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    There were Genèves with Seamaster case backs form that era, and even with both words on the dial. I think that case reference 166.037 is one of the models that could have one of the 3 permutations (Seamaster, Genève, or Seamaster Genève) with a logo case back. Can't remember what caliber was inside so I'd go with gator's info.