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Do 3590.50’s always have matching serial numbers?

  1. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 5, 2018

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    Hi Guys, quick question. I’m looking at an early 90’s 3590.50 and the movement serial number is a little different than the case serial. At first I thought it could be a service movement but according to ilovemyspeedmaster the movement is from September 1991 and the case from October 1991. It seems too close to be a service movement. Was Omega not matching serials in 1991?

    Thanks,
     
  2. padders

    padders Jun 5, 2018

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    Do you mean that there is a serial on the lug and a serial on the movement which don’t match? The only obvious explanation is a swapped movement if so. If there are papers, what is on those?
     
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  3. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 5, 2018

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    Yes, it appears that the movement and lug have different serial numbers (although very close). There are no papers.
     
  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 5, 2018

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    They should be the same...
     
  5. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Jun 5, 2018

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    It seems really strange to me that they would be different but close. Is it possible you're confusing a 5 with a 3 or something like that?
     
  6. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 6, 2018

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    It turns out the sales card from the previous dealer had the wrong movement serial number on it (weird because it wasn’t like 6 instead of an 8. They were totally off) but I had them take the dust cover off and confirmed that the serial numbers on the movement matched the lug. I bought the watch once I saw they matched and will order an extract soon
     
  7. padders

    padders Jun 6, 2018

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    Do you really need an extract for a watch from the 1990s? I mean it adds another £90 to the outlay and I think most buyers would be happy that the watch was straight if the numbers match. It would give you an exact delivery date if that is important to you but otherwise I am not sure what value it will add.
     
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  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jun 6, 2018

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    Dealers are CONSTANTLY mixing up boxes (with paperwork) for watches. If they have 5 of the same reference in stock, I guarantee that if any customer got the CORRECT box & paperwork it was a complete accident.

    You should ask for the correct stuff, because the salespeople really don't care or worry about that one iota.
     
  9. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 6, 2018

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    Yeah, it’s just for my personal satisfaction. I like seeing the country and actual date. After much back and forth and the rising values of all tritium speedmasters I’m happy I got it.
     
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  10. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 6, 2018

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    I’d been waiting to use this salmon leather strap on something and I think this works perfectly
     
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  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jun 6, 2018

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    Oh.

    My.

    Gawd.

    ::facepalm2:: :confused:
     
  12. padders

    padders Jun 7, 2018

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    No

    It

    Doesn’t
     
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  13. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Jun 7, 2018

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    If I followed the herd we'd all be wearing black subs ::rimshot::
     
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  14. JMH76

    JMH76 Jul 23, 2018

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    You can check the s/n for free on ilovemyspeedmaster.com
     
  15. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 23, 2018

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    Why does everyone try to talk people out of getting extracts? If someone wants to spend the money, what business is it of ours?
     
  16. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jul 23, 2018

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    I agree, but let's get back to that salmon strap. ::stirthepot::
     
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  17. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 23, 2018

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    I was creating a diversion.
     
  18. WatchWalker

    WatchWalker Jul 23, 2018

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    Please let's not ::puke::
     
  19. kov

    kov Jul 23, 2018

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    :eek: This combo deserves an award...
     
  20. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 23, 2018

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    Check what exactly?