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  1. Tighe87

    Tighe87 Oct 2, 2017

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    My grandmother recently found her brothers old watch who used to live in San Francisco. I noticed I said omega on the front and is a wind up with sweeping movement. It’s not stamped Omega but engraved on the back. I think I might be a fake. Can anyone help?
     
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  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 2, 2017

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    I think you are correct in your assumption.
     
  3. Tighe87

    Tighe87 Oct 2, 2017

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    Update. She has had it 30 odd years and he wore it in the 60s early 70s, so possibly bought in the early 60s?
     
  4. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 2, 2017

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    It's still a fake, but now you know the vintage.
     
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  5. Tighe87

    Tighe87 Oct 2, 2017

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    I think I am also, but wasn’t sure since It hasn’t been stamped. I didn’t realise these watches had been so havily faked even back then!
     
  6. Tighe87

    Tighe87 Oct 2, 2017

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    Is this copied off a actual model or just a bodge job?
     
  7. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 2, 2017

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    Unfortunately, watches have been faked for over a hundred years. Many of the Omega fakes blossomed after WW2 when the popularity of the brand and the quality attached to the name attracted those who sought a quick dollar by "rebranding" other lesser watches. The 1950s/1960s were two great decades for "vintage" fakes".
     
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    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 2, 2017

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    It's not even a good copy of a contemporary Omega watch. Just some generic ladies watch stamped with some other organisations' trade marks.
     
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