My first job out of college was in the buying program at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. After a rotation in handbags, cosmetics, and fashion jewelry, I ended up working in the men's furnishings buying office. At that time, the department sold vintage watches, and sources many from a vintage dealer in CA. I went to three events in the Dallas area, and to my shock, the cases were filled awful redials and frankens! I brought this to the attention of the buyer, and I was able to recall the worst pieces. I called the vendor and asked him about a 5500 Air King with a salmon chronometer dial...he said everything was kosher. I then brought up the fact that Rolex never made a 5500 with a salmon dial, and that the 5500 never had a chronometer movement. He sheepishly said send it back. I then questioned a bulk of the pieces that he had supplied NM and that fact that he was charging retail prices at cost. Needless to say, NM returned all of the watches to the vendor, and stopped selling them until they found a more trust worthy source--it truly was a case of needless markup. I say all of this because of friend in NYC shared with me a pic of two Omegas currently for sale at Barney's for $1k+ apiece. They are just lovely... Sad that some of the best names in retail offer their clients such shitty vintage pieces.