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  1. M.T.Pham

    M.T.Pham Mar 4, 2014

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    Dear

    I won an Omega in ebay, it is on the way to me. However I recently noticed some abnormal characteritics of the watch.
    The reference number is 166.0169, when I check it in Omega vintage database:
    http://www.omegawatches.com/planet-omega/heritage/vintage-omegas/vintage-watches-database?ref=14629

    The watch seems to be not the same. The dial does not have word "Geneve". The hands are also not the same as one in the database.
    I am afraid that it is a fake. Please have a look on the photos from the seller.

    What do you think? Please help me to confirm whether it is a fake or not.

    Thank you very much

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  2. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 4, 2014

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    The real experts might chime in later, but to me it looks OK.
    The Omega database only shows one example of a certain reference, the dials often came in many different versions.

    Regards
    Georg
     
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  3. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Mar 4, 2014

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    It looks real to me. The Omega databased does not show all variations.
     
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  4. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 4, 2014

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    The watch is real. There may be many variations in dial, hands and materials in an Omega model reference. The ones pictured in the data base are merely one example.
     
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  5. M.T.Pham

    M.T.Pham Mar 4, 2014

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    thanks all so much
    I had thought that I have to send it back to the seller.

    Best regards
     
  6. M.T.Pham

    M.T.Pham Mar 5, 2014

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    I have another question. With an Omega automatic in 197x, how long does it stop since we don't use, e.g. put it on the table.
    For my Omega, it is about 10 - 12hours, is it normal? Thanks
     
  7. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 5, 2014

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    According to the Ranfft web site the 1022 should have a power reserve (that's the term for the time it runs after its fully wound) of 42 hours
     
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  8. M.T.Pham

    M.T.Pham Mar 5, 2014

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    Thank Georgie very much for the link, it seems that all the Omega 10xx have a power reserve. Possible I wear it not enough for fully winding, will check it.