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  1. Chris

    Chris Sep 5, 2012

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    Hello all,

    I recently inherited this watch, which was my great grandfathers from around the 1950s. I know very little about it and it doesnt appear to be in a great state. I recently took it into the Omega vintage store in London, but the store assistant couldn't/wouldn't tell me anything until it had gone for a £400 servicing! Any information about age, type or rough value would be greatly appreciated, or a cheaper way i can get it cleaned up, thanks

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 5, 2012

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    Looks like a bumper caliber 351 from the 50's. When you move it around, does it sound & feel like a coin is thumping inside it?
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Sep 5, 2012

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Yes it does feel like that
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 5, 2012

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    If it's solid gold then you have an $800+ (£500+) piece. If it's gold filled - a layer of gold bonded to a base metal like stainless or brass - then it would sell for about $200 (£125) in it's current state. Bumpers have a loyal following and several of us have multiple examples.

    Here's an example of what a bumper looks like:

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