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  1. theman7676

    theman7676 Jul 2, 2016

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    I everyone,
    I am new to the forum and would love some help from you saved people.
    This watch was given as a gift to my father by my grandfather when he got engaged in the mid 50's .
    It's gold but we are not sure of the model or value.
    Would love any help. I know pic quality is not best but that is what he sent me.
    Thank you so much
    Eli
     
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  2. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Jul 2, 2016

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    You will need more pictures and of a better quality than you have posted to get a proper valuation.
     
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  3. theman7676

    theman7676 Jul 2, 2016

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    I realize its not much to go by.
    I will need to get my dad to bring me the watch. We don't Iive in same city and he is not very techie
     
  4. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 2, 2016

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    Let's hope he's not very tetchy either - could be disgruntled by the trip.
     
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  5. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 2, 2016

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    I'm not convinced by the watch, from the location of the text on the dial ( very low ) to the unsigned integrated bracelet which, to my eyes at least, doesn't really match design wise to the watch head.....hmm

    .....better pictures needed, but my first impression is not good
     
  6. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 2, 2016

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    That integrated bracelet looks much later than the mid 50s, doesn't it?
     
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  7. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 2, 2016

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    I'd be very surprised if that turned out to be an Omega and not a bad fake. Same goes for the Longines.
     
  8. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 2, 2016

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    Longines looks a lot like something from the 80s or maybe even 90s? I would not write it of as fake, just not very desirable from a collectors view.
    As for the Omega I would rather see a better picture than judge it out directly.
     
  9. theman7676

    theman7676 Jul 2, 2016

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    The Longines was purchased recently and was not the question for ID. ( from a Cruiseship with proper papers)
    The omega we don't know the model but I doubt he got 40+ years ago a fake for his engagement. I agree perhaps better pics are needed
    He got watch with bracelet as gift
    Thanks
     
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  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 2, 2016

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    They both look OK to me, I putting my reputation on the Omega having a caliber 711.

    Better close up shots of the bracelet where any markings are and a shot of the insides after the caseback has been popped off.
     
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  11. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 3, 2016

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    You are likely correct but, if that's the case, the watch couldn't be from the mid-50s, could it?
     
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  12. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 3, 2016

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    How about caliber 571? Style and year could fit (late 1950s).
     
  13. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 3, 2016

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    Maybe, but I keep coming back to the integrated bracelet; are there any that early? There may be examples but I can't find any. I'm not questioning the authenticity, just the timeframe.
     
  14. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 3, 2016

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    The 571 models was low series.
    Let's see what comes.
    ::popcorn:::)
     
  15. DON

    DON Jul 3, 2016

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    Most likely a square model that had the lugs cut off and bracelet welded on. The watch of older senior's. Most likely late 60's/early 70's. Does not have a 50's design in case, dial or hands

    Longines is one of the La Grande Classique series

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  16. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 3, 2016

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    I am not all that certain about the Omega being "bad".
    The cal 571 was used in some low production "elegant " watches.
    Will be keen to see a ref number or more info.
    I would say the dial design is not that different from my own ref 3999.
     
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  17. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 3, 2016

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  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 3, 2016

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  19. theman7676

    theman7676 Jul 5, 2016

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    I apologize, I meant to say from 50 years ago. Not from the mid 50's.
    My parents got married at 1972 so maybe it's 71 or 72 model
     
  20. theman7676

    theman7676 Jul 5, 2016

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    Can I "pop" the case off myself or do I need to bring watch to expert?