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  1. seber

    seber Nov 7, 2018

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    Omega plated watches should be gold over stainless so what could explain the green grunge all over this one? It is obviously in awful condition otherwise but this is a curious condition.
     
  2. seber

    seber Nov 7, 2018

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    forgot the reference.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/401630396209?ul_noapp=true
     
  3. felsby

    felsby I don't see any option in settings or profile Nov 7, 2018

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    14ct gold contains a lot of copper. If the watch has been immersed in water, it will oxidise. I would ask for a movement photo before bidding, or bid low to avoid a loss if I received a movement rusted together.
     
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  4. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Nov 7, 2018

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    The gold is plated over brass. Brass has copper which corrodes.
     
  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 7, 2018

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  6. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Nov 7, 2018

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    As soon as I saw the title of the thread, I was pretty certain it was the black dial on eBay. As soon as I saw the link, I literally said “shit” out loud.