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  1. Collivier

    Collivier Jul 11, 2015

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    I have recently been given an omega watch that belonged to my grandad. Is anyone able to tell me if this is genuine or how I can find out image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  2. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 11, 2015

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    Hi Collivier
    Quartz watches aren't most peoples bag on this forum -but there are some devotees -so best of luck with responses.
    if no response in a coupe of hours -give you post a 'bump' -our American cousins are just getting out of bed
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 11, 2015

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    Yes, its quite genuine.

    1342 on the back denoted the Omega caliber 1342 quartz movement inside.

    Although not a desirable as a mechanical movement Omega, yours is a nice classic design and appears to be in good shape, with a desirable mesh bracelet.
     
  4. Giff2577

    Giff2577 Quick with the tools! Jul 11, 2015

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    Great looking watch! I like the original bracelet too!
     
  5. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 11, 2015

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    Milanese?
    classic bracelet
    -still using this style today on Apple watches....
     
  6. JACK G

    JACK G Jul 11, 2015

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    Hi Collivier,

    Looks like the stainless steel version of this one..........

    Gents' leather strap
    Reference
    MD 196.0160
    International collection
    1979
    Movement
    Type: Quartz electronic analogic
    Caliber number: 1342
    7 or 13 jewels
    Created in 1977
    Functions
    Date
    Case
    Gold-plated
    Case back
    Press-in
    Dial
    With luminous "stick" hands
    Crystal
    Armoured hesalite
    Bracelet
    Leather
    Water resistance
    30 meters
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    The mesh strap was used on the Omega Chronostop......

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    Hope this helps.

    Jack
     
  7. Collivier

    Collivier Jul 11, 2015

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    Thanks very much everyone, the battery needs replacing but other than that it is in immaculate condition. I was advised that if it is genuine the battery must be replaced by specialists and can be quite costly. so wanted to check.
     
  8. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 11, 2015

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    No need for a "specialist", just find a reputable watchmaker, not a jewelry store or mall kiosk.
     
  9. Geordie

    Geordie Jul 11, 2015

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    don't need a specialist to change the battery but it may effect the water resistance. Some of the older quartz movements need an insert as the batteries are obsolete now.
     
  10. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Jul 11, 2015

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    A watchmaker will switch that battery for little money. 20 bucks max I should think