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  1. Watch8Me2 Apr 18, 2021

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    Hi everyone,

    I am very excited to be here. I was in the need of a dress watch and was considering a new Tissot Le Locle, but then decided to check out vintage watches. Omega design has been my favorite for a long time, but had not been able to afford any of the new pieces. So I did a little bit of research, probably not enough, but bit the bullet and purchased a circa 1949 Omega cal 344 off of ebay.

    I would like to get your feedback on the watch, but will wait to post pictures of it until I get it in my hands.


    Cheers y Saludos,
    Alfonso
     
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  2. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Apr 18, 2021

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    Welcome Alfonso.

    For a new watch, Tissot would have been a good choice, but for a vintage one then Omega is a good starting point.
    However, do not disregard Tissot/Longines and similar brands from the vintage era.
     
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  3. wagudc Apr 18, 2021

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    Welcome!
     
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  4. TexOmega Apr 18, 2021

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    Glad you found us, welcome.
     
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  5. kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 18, 2021

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    If the watch you purchased had pictures as part of the listing, copy and paste them here. Very often the first purchase by a new collector is the worst purchase they will make. Post the pics, if the watch is good we'll know pretty quick. If the watch is a disaster, the same.
     
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  6. Watch8Me2 Apr 18, 2021

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    Thanks guys. @kingsrider, the watch has some issues but I think it's decent. I will attempt to cut and paste the photos later tonight.
     
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  7. Watch8Me2 Apr 26, 2021

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    Sorry for the very late response, but I ended up returning the watch today. Besides the horrible re-dial job, the watch was listed as being in good working condition, and it was not. For these reasons I was able to get a full refund. So the hunt for my first Omega continues, but I did buy a Waltham, a Seiko high beat, a Skagen and a Lord Elgin. All for practicing watch repair.

    Yeah, that's right! Over the weekend, I took a free introductory course for watch repair. Then I signed up for the full course! Fun times ahead no doubt.
     
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  8. iChristos May 8, 2021

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    Hello Afonso and welcome to you from Brussels !
    Waiting for the pictures.