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Help on omega 2903-16 with beads of rice bracelet

  1. durri70

    durri70 Jun 12, 2019

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    Hello, I’m looking at this watch and would like to know about the year approximately (not in my hands yet to open the case back ) but from the dial and numerals any one can guess. Something wrong on the dial or indexes? Please let me know if I’m missing something before I buy, hope I’m luck and someone comment fast and I think it will be sold fast. Thanks
    David
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  2. Passover

    Passover Jun 12, 2019

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    Isn't that a seamaster case??

    Something here yells "Franken", do not act too fast!
     
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  3. durri70

    durri70 Jun 12, 2019

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    I don’t know what case type it is? Hope any one guide me before making a mistake , thanks
     
  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jun 12, 2019

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    Looks like a correct ref 2900.
     
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  5. pweingarten

    pweingarten Jun 12, 2019

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    Dial looks like it could be repainted...
     
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  6. durri70

    durri70 Jun 12, 2019

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    Thanks, I check online and seems ok. What are your thoughts about the dial
     
  7. Observer

    Observer Jun 12, 2019

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    Notice how the photo of the bracelet is sharp, but the photos of the dial are not? That raises concerns for me. The subdial should have circular grooves in it, but if it's repainted they tend to get filled in. I can't tell from these photos if that's the case or not.
    Also, a disclaimer: I'm new at this so wait for a real expert to comment before taking any of that as fact. :)
     
  8. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Jun 12, 2019

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    It doesn't concern me as much. People are just bad at pictures. Sometimes a photo is in focus sometimes not. People not oriented to photography and/or selling on the internet are often oblivious to this. Don't let it dissuade you too much.
     
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  9. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jun 12, 2019

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    Based on the supplied photos which aren't exactly good, there is nothing which would lead me to believe the dial is refinished.
     
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  10. durri70

    durri70 Jun 12, 2019

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    Thanks again , hopefully tonight I’ll get better pictures and tomorrow I’ll see face to face
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    I agree that people that are not on watches they don’t really make good pics , even the once we are. My concern was some circles I see on 10,11 , 12 and around omega but I guess is from a bad picture . The print of omega is correct I guess ?
     
  11. snunez

    snunez Jun 12, 2019

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    When did they start making BoR's? That dial & case seem a bit too old to have a BoR on it.
     
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  12. durri70

    durri70 Jun 13, 2019

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    Hi don’t know when started production of BOR bracelets but anyway I want the bracelet for sm De Ville that I have . Hope I get the watch today , still no more pics from the seller
     
  13. Edward53

    Edward53 Jun 13, 2019

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    The BOR is period correct for that watch (which btw I think is fine and probably about 1960) but you shouldn't assume it will fit your SM De Ville, as different endlinks fit different cases. Also, going by that photo it looks as if the two endlinks might not be a match; the top one doesn't seem to fit properly.
     
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  14. durri70

    durri70 Jun 13, 2019

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    End links are 11 and 14 and bracelet 8220 are those correct for this watch ?
    The case is very sharp and I would say never polished , bracelet also very sharp. Dial has a patina around 9 to 12. Watch is beautiful , caliber 268 and from 1959
    Here some pictures, not very good ones
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  15. Edward53

    Edward53 Jun 13, 2019

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    It looks like a nice watch. If that were mine I'd keep it on the BOR and look out for a better-fitting endlink. The bottom one looks fine, the top one doesn't. For me, if an endlink fits and looks ok, then it's correct.
     
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  16. micampe

    micampe Jun 13, 2019

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    Ignoring the bracelet, the watch is lovely, very nice case and dial designs.
     
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  17. durri70

    durri70 Jun 13, 2019

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    End links are 11 and 14 and bracelet 8220 are those correct for this watch ?
    The case is very sharp and I would say never polished , bracelet also very sharp. Dial has a patina around 9 to 12. Whatch is beautiful , caliber 268 and from 1959
    Here some pictures, not very good ones
    Any one knows which will be the right end link for this watch? As 14 on top seems like ok and 11 on the bottom looks really bad, thanks
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  18. Lucasssssss

    Lucasssssss Jun 13, 2019

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    The earliest BoR I have been able to verify as original to the watch was on a watch dated to 1952. I am lead to believe that they started in the early 1950s.

    Neither of these endlinks will fit on a SMDV, and the bracelet will also be incorrect for a SMDV. For a SMDV you will need #70 on a 1503 or 1037 (however, I have seen these on both 1068 and 8270, I am unsure if these are original or not). Alternatively you can use 670 endlinks (I am unsure if these are period correct).

    I have never seen mismatched endlinks (not to say this didnt happen, but I would be very suspicious). I agree with @Edward53, the top endlinks look to not to fit properly with the case. I would be looking for the same endlink as the top, be it either 11 or 14.

    If you do not mind about them being period correct, the #511 should fit properly with your watch and bracelet. These seem more plentiful than either the 11 or 14.
     
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  19. Lucasssssss

    Lucasssssss Jun 13, 2019

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    The earliest watch I have seen 11 endlinks on dated from 1961. I am sure they were produced prior to this. 14 end links are relatively rare, I have only seen 1 pair, and it was on a Dennison case. This watch dated from 1952.

    I think either will be period correct. However, the fitment issues may be down to endlink's which have bent at some point in their life, and not necessarily because it was made like that.

    I don't have any data on the original bracelet of the 2900.
     
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  20. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Jun 13, 2019

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    I think you can find earlier watches with later bracelets as they were fitted at time of sale, which could be even 2 years after watch was produced.
     
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