Maybe a new record (first post) in the new back-door way of offering a watch for sale
I wouldn't worry too much, but no given the amount its been polished its not in original condition any longer.
I am not offering this watch for sale here. And I won't either. It will be sold locally.
But I see no point in hiding why I ask. Was that wrong ?
Based on you being new to this forum you may not be aware of the 200 post count rule before offering a watch for sale. I believe in giving anyone the benefit of doubt thus no blood no foul.
Unfortunately there has been a recent flood of this type of back-door offerings that may not have been by mistake.
I had no idea. Well well the villains always get to dictate the rules don't they, I am member of other watch fora and just asked here cause I thought Omega-knowledge was deeper here. My questions are honest:
Is it a genuine dial?
Is the crown as it should?
Has the rather heavy polishing totally ruined it (as some member seems to think)?
It's worth £50...
On a good day.
I aim to help any noob with a first post sale
Dial and hands are original and matching (not tritium and no "T or T: s" on dial). Crown looks right and if you bought the watch more than ten years ago it is original or a correct replacement (I base this on not thinking fake crown were present ten years ago). Case has been, as already mentioned, heavily polished. Not ruined as a good daily wearer but absolutely and certainly not collector grade. Glass should have a small Omega in the center - otherwise it is a generic replacement. Movement pictures is needed for further diagnose.
I agree with this. It's not obviously wrong, but it's a little too polished on the case.
That isn't really necessary.
Ok I apologise but all I see is a watch prepped for sale with good photos, maybe I'm a little jaded or maybe not. The op might be better off putting it on eBay with a low starting price and seeing what the market and buying public think of it. That way he doesn't have to have it picked over on a specialist forum. On eBay someone might be just looking for a classic omega without the expense of the more rarer models out there. I will stick my neck and say it will do more money on eBay rather than a specialist forum where collectors are seeking originality.
Please do not take offense: None issued nor intended. I have no doubt that your questions were sincere.
However I find the term "villains" to be unnecessary when dealing with the Mods, especially on this forum. I'm also a member on several forums and fined the "Omega-knowledge" much deeper and honest, sometimes too honest, here than on any other forum. All in all, a really great place for Omega nuts and other fools like me
I'm sorry you feel beat up. The dial and crown looks right to me. No, the polishing did not "ruin it" from a "I'm going to wear this" perspective. This forum is populated (execpt by me) with nit-picky collectors. "I wouldn't buy that for a dollar!" is common in collector areas because they're a little anal about the small things and don't understand the pure joy of wearing a pretty watch, correct or no.
I put a JB burgundy shell cordovan strap on my Elgin Type A-11. A collector is horrified by this; a historian says, "that might well be what a serviceman, home from the war, might have used on his Type A-11."
It's not "right" but it's not exactly "wrong" either, if you get me on this?
There should be room for everyone, collector and enthusiast alike. I, for one, welcome you!
MikiJ - I believe he ment:
"Unfortunately there has been a recent flood of this type of back-door offerings that may not have been by mistake." (mod)
"I had no idea. Well well the villains always get to dictate the rules don't they," (OP)
Thanks Styggepygge. I bought it on Tradera before it became part of eBay, it had what I would describe as a rather dodgy picture which was all I had to go by. I'm glad the dial and hands seems to be original.
And to Event horizon: You are jaded, and don't mind an honest opinion on this watch, or any other matter. It has in my taste always been to polished, but tastes vary, so why not ask the experts what they think.
It was not in my mind at all that this could be seen as a covert sales ad.
I'll mend my ways and never post a first post like that again, ever, promise.
In plain terms.
A society functions well without rules until a phsycopath comes along and robs someone.
What did I do wrong?
You robbed someone!
But there isn't a rule says I cant!
Enter the first rule.....
So that is how villains dictate the rules.
The rule-makers are not the villains (in the tale!).
Maybe I am misunderstanding - but I never thought he ment the rule-makers (mods) being the villains. I thought he meant the guys behind the "recent flood of this type of back-door offerings that may not have been by mistake". But this not being my native language I might not pick up on everything.
edit - now I get out of this and get back to watches.
Hmm the honesty in this one is surprising but he needs a bit more sarcasm. There is some tough hides on here and if I offended you I'm sorry. The pie pan is one of my favourite of the classic omegas and I hope to own one some day, the dial looks clean on yours and apart from the case having a polish it's not too bad a watch. I've seen far worse and I would rather have the case polished rather than see it battered and ugly, I am jaded but most definitely no expert so now you've asked I would like to see some opinions on value.
So it's not Gstp asking for a value I want to know now, what's it worth fellas, just a rough valuation with the photos provided and the description
(Oh if I got the valuation right in my first post then dibs as well)
Well, I like it!! And I bet a great many dudes would!! I need more ££££££, hey don't get to uptight everyone, we are all watch lovers, just depends on how you look at things??
I have two other speedies now, sold the mark2, a sandwich hesalite circa 1985 and a mint 67, but the one I cannot take off at mo is a used but not immac 65 straight lug. Joy is in the the beholder, I genuinely love this watch, with the Jb champion bracelet, it looks the biz!! So the op is not wrong, if someone likes the watch who cares if it's right wrong or indifferent ??
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