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  1. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 20, 2020 8:55am

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    Hey guys,

    I hope all is well?

    I took the risk on an Omega but I’m having trouble identifying it. I’m new to watches but I’ve always wanted a vintage Omega with a white dial.

    I just collected it and it was ticking but has since stopped. However, I had expected this (paid accordingly) and budgeted for a service, clean and new acrylic - I am just waiting on a quote from a watchmaker. So I’m new and took a risk (sorry) but I’m lost in trying to figure out it’s reference.

    Can anybody help identify this watch? I do not have any tools to open it.

    I think it was a cal 265 but the pictures where bad so I am not confident in that. I spent about 2 hours last night looking at various references and got lost!

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 20, 2020 9:59am

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    If you can get your money back, I would try. I'm pretty sure those hands didn't originally come with that watch. Do you mind me asking what you paid?
     
  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 20, 2020 10:55am

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    Looks like a ref 14713.

    If the markers are gold then the hands are fine, if they are silver then there is a problem.

    Alpha, dauphin and stick hands are all acceptable for this reference.
     
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  4. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 20, 2020 11:10am

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    The hands match the dirty hour markers.

    Any idea on which reference it is?
     
  5. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 20, 2020 11:12am

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    I paid £200. I can't return it, I knew it was a risk and I am putting it down to newbie tax in all honesty. I have booked it in for a service.
     
  6. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 20, 2020 11:13am

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    If the markers are gold then, as @X350 XJR said, it's correct. They sure as hell look silver in the photos.
     
  7. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 20, 2020 11:15am

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    I was basing my comment on mismatched hands. Just hope there's no major issues with the movement.
     
  8. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 20, 2020 11:16am

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    Read the first entence of @X350 XJR's reply.
     
  9. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 20, 2020 1:01pm

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    They do actually, you’re right but the two o’clock is the most accurate in the photo.


    Thank you both.
     
  10. Edward53

    Edward53 May 21, 2020 5:29am

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    I can't help with the reference but I think the price was fair. The scratches on the back are unfortunate but the front is good, so is the dial and everything looks original, assuming the crown has the Omega logo. It certainly looks like a 265 or 266.
     
  11. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 21, 2020 1:20pm

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    Thanks Edward, that puts my mind at ease as that is why I bought it. I have shipped it to a watchmaker today for a quote on a service and perhaps new acrylic. I have asked him to let me know about the movement type etc.
     
  12. Dan S

    Dan S May 21, 2020 2:04pm

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    I think you got a pretty good deal as long as you don't mind paying for a service. The reference number will be inside the caseback.
     
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  13. TheMajor

    TheMajor May 23, 2020 4:54pm

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    To follow up a little, the watch is dirty and being serviced and new acrylic fitted.

    Would this be the reference? The serial dates it to 1962.
     
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  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 23, 2020 8:06pm

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