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Help identifying authenticity of a Bahrain emblem dial

  1. plzhelpme May 31, 2023

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    Hi all,
    I am looking to pin down the authenticity and model of this Omega dial.

    \- It has a Bahrain emblem

    \- The Omega logo is moved down in deference

    \- It is most likely an 80s quartz according to the seller

    \- It has 12/6 o'clock Arabic numerals

    - Back of dial has TT2624

    Any advice and thoughts on the model, year, authenticity and your opinion on its value?


    The seller says he bought it 20-30 years ago in-country. If it’s anything of importance, this in a local watch shop in Bahrain. Seller claims it is not modified and authentic. Thanks all!
     
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  2. plzhelpme May 31, 2023

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  3. Dan S May 31, 2023

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    I doubt that anyone can confirm it was a factory-made dial unless you have some paperwork.


    If that is truly the reference, it's not particularly desirable, and the value of the dial would be quite low, even if authentic. So assuming it's cheap, authentic or not authentic, buy it if you like it.

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  4. plzhelpme May 31, 2023

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    I appreciate your comment. I guess value is subjective. The country and the fact that the Omega logo is moved down is particularly interesting to me, and I think the rarity (if authentic) and the fact that it's a Gulf country makes it a niche that would be sought after in the Middle East.

    In terms of history, I find it even more interesting that the specific model I linked is nowhere to be found online except for the official Omega website, and even their archive is a terrible scan.

    The emblem is also the most attractive and cleanest version I've seen out of all the Bahrain special watches out there.

    When I first found the dial, it reminded me of this Cartier with the Bahrain emblem, where Cartier also moved their logo down: https://www.tiktok.com/@mikenouveau/video/7204854920695057707

    So again, I think the value is there for me if the dial and the watch can be brought together somehow...
     
  5. Dan S May 31, 2023

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    If you like it, great, buy it; that's what collectors do. But value is not subjective, and rarity does not equate to value. The market for that dial is very small, which may be why the watch shop has been sitting on it for decades.

    There is a reason why you are not finding many examples of that watch on the internet. It's representative of what many people would consider Omega's lowest point.

    Good luck to you. :thumbsup:
     
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