Forums Latest Auctions Members
  1. themartist

    themartist Jul 18, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Having bought my first 2505 a little while ago, I'm addicted. Absolutely love the look of these. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) these are becoming really pricey when all original... but when you find a good one at a reasonable price, the feeling is just awesome.

    So, I spend most of my time in South America. A lot of Frankens here - but at the same time, quite an interesting history Omega has here with the 30t2's and Teddington's etc. A lot of caution definitely necessary but some interesting finds.

    I found this interesting dial which appears to be in a gold plated 2505-1 case. At first I assumed it was a redial, but judging from the 2505 article on blackbough, it could just be original. What do you think?

    Here is the blackbough image, which refers to the image in the top right as a 2505-1 from 1947.
    https://www.blackbough.co.uk/omega-reference-2505-varying-examples-of-this-oversize-model/
    omega-25051.jpg

    Here is the watch that is for sale. Terrible picture - but I'll try to inspect it this weekend to verify the watch in person to look at the dial. While not identical to the top right image, the styling of the seconds are still consistent with many other 2505's including my own honeycomb 2505-19. The Case appears to be gold plated but the lugs do not have the outside holes for the pins. The crown is signed and looks original, also in gold.

    relogio-omega-corda-D_NQ_NP_655850-MLB27732235426_072018-F.jpg
    relogio-omega-corda-D_NQ_NP_886988-MLB27732248299_072018-F.jpg
    relogio-omega-corda-D_NQ_NP_600184-MLB27732244892_072018-F.jpg
    While I know you can't give me the best input judging from the quality of the pics - perhaps some thoughts or guidelines on what to look for when I see it in person.
     
    noelekal and Seaborg like this.
  2. Rman

    Rman Jul 18, 2018

    Posts
    2,001
    Likes
    7,253
    Yes the jumbos are awesome pieces.
    The top right example from Blackbough is a redial but the style of dial is legit.
    The lugs on your gold example look too thin.
    Possibly replated which may have buried the drill holes.
    Need better pics to evaluate the dial.
     
  3. themartist

    themartist Jul 18, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Thanks Rman

    Any other examples of dials like that you could refer me to? Never seen the 3 and 9 like that before.
     
  4. Rman

    Rman Jul 18, 2018

    Posts
    2,001
    Likes
    7,253
    i can’t find one just now but they’re out there.
    The Blackbough markers are the real deal, the printing is what’s been redone.
     
  5. heavenscloud

    heavenscloud Jul 22, 2018

    Posts
    244
    Likes
    122
    Dial looks ok. Granted, photo quality isn't good and I'm looking at this on my phone. Movement looks clean. Never saw a 2505 with a gold plated case, but I'll leave that to others more knowledgeable about this reference.
     
  6. themartist

    themartist Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    and any first impressions of the dial? Of the version I’m looking at? As far as th
    Just saw the watch - all original and gold plated, dial original and definitely a 2505. Case is exactly the same minus the holes. Any opinion on a gold plated 2505? Gold original crown. I've only once seen another gold plated one https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/15998537-omega-jumbo-265-bk-2505-3-men-1950-1959
     
  7. Rman

    Rman Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    2,001
    Likes
    7,253
    Perhaps use images to explain what what you are talking about, clear images. Not links or blurry photos.
     
  8. themartist

    themartist Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    The photos I have are the only ones I have access to. I just wanted to know if you knew of any 2505s gold plated.
     
  9. Rman

    Rman Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    2,001
    Likes
    7,253
  10. themartist

    themartist Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    thank you
     
  11. bigsom

    bigsom Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    922
    Likes
    6,335
    Here are some of my jumbos, one of my favorite Omega references.
     
    IMG_20180328_122012_581.jpg IMG_20180126_114102_181.jpg IMG_20180219_105700_625.jpg
    Petervl, cbruce, Mossback and 12 others like this.
  12. themartist

    themartist Jul 28, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Amazing!
     
    bigsom likes this.
  13. themartist

    themartist Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Does this dial look touched up?

    Edit: I'll answer my own question. Bottom 30" marker doesn't align with the sub-second crosshair.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    noelekal likes this.
  14. themartist

    themartist Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Just bought your top model but in not nearly as nice condition.
     
    bigsom likes this.
  15. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    5,556
    Likes
    13,438
    My jumbo to add to the above. Rose gold. All original, and, no, the dial has not been refinished.

    B846F13F-A7F8-4D23-BA9E-972BEE433286.jpeg
     
    gostang9, tamura, felsby and 2 others like this.
  16. noelekal

    noelekal Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    2,767
    Likes
    14,481
    The only thing I can add is a shabby 2319/2 circa 1944 but I still love owning and wearing it.

    Is nice inside.
    [​IMG]

    IMG_3666.jpg
     
    tamura, felsby, Mossback and 2 others like this.
  17. heavenscloud

    heavenscloud Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    244
    Likes
    122
    Ah, so it was you. You got a great price on that, IMO.
     
  18. bigsom

    bigsom Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    922
    Likes
    6,335
    Let's see it! Congratulations.

    In the mean time here's a macro of its brother.
     
    2505-24 (1 of 2).jpg
    tamura likes this.
  19. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 30, 2018

    Posts
    9,062
    Likes
    22,719
    2181 checking in

    IMG_9080.JPG
     
    bigsom, themartist and noelekal like this.
  20. themartist

    themartist Jul 31, 2018

    Posts
    32
    Likes
    14
    Didn't buy it here, think you probably saw a different one for sale. Mine is in shabby condition as far as the pics I saw but will try clean it up - though yes, for $100 wasn't a bad buy at all lol. I'll get it in a couple of days.