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I Guess It Might Be Real - Or Not Really - Help Identify Please

  1. TheCoffeeLove

    TheCoffeeLove Jun 14, 2019

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    Well, went to my local watch/jeweler to have a battery replaced in my Victorinox, and decided to drag along what I thought was a "replica" Omega. I brought it in to see how much a new rear-crystal would cost since it is broken. Then, my jeweler claims the Omega to be real. He used some jeweler-lingo to explain his rational for the watch being genuine, to which I just nodded:). I am still skeptical, so figured I would reach out to the Omega community and see what I can find out about it. It is a small watch, guessing around 22mm

    Here is what is stamped on the watch.

    Front = Chronometer Omega & Automatic Co-Axial Escapement Limited Edition.

    Back = Co-Axial Escapement 2500 Chronometer Omega

    Does anyone know the model of this watch, or any other information? It looks a little like a De Ville, but much smaller and has some differences on the face as well as the back. Also, where can I get an inexpensive replacement crystal?

    If for some reason it is real I will likely have a pro replace the crystal. It is an automatic watch (perpetual motion, maybe) and keeps really great time while I am wearing it.

    Thanks
     
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    Edited Jun 15, 2019
  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 14, 2019

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    Your expert is an idiot.

    Clearly a well known fake, sometimes call a "replica", or in legal terms, a counterfeit.
     
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  3. TheCoffeeLove

    TheCoffeeLove Jun 14, 2019

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    Good to know, which is likely why it was given to me for free. Any ideas on where I can find a budget crystal for the back?

    Thanks
     
  4. michael22

    michael22 Jun 14, 2019

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    Just chuck it & buy another, if that's what you want.
     
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  5. TheCoffeeLove

    TheCoffeeLove Jun 14, 2019

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    I am curious as to which Omega they were attempting to counterfeit.
     
  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 15, 2019

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    The producers and purveyors of the subject gentleman's timepiece are not the sort who provide an inventory of spares for their products.

    If you got it for free, the best thing to do would be to hit it with a hammer. It's a fake, it won't feel it like a real Omega would.
     
  7. TheCoffeeLove

    TheCoffeeLove Jun 15, 2019

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    Haha, looks like someone already hit it with a hammer.
     
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  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 15, 2019

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    Not hard enough though.
     
  9. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 15, 2019

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    I count about 3 different models it has aspects of.

    The dial is very poorly finished and an immediate give away.
     
  10. dabbispade

    dabbispade Jun 17, 2019

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    Some watchmakers can’t tell a replica from genuine and just think it’s real because of some detail.
     
  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jun 17, 2019

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    Ugh! I need a shower and an exorcism after reading this.
     
  12. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 17, 2019

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    Can see how the movement threw your jeweller ;)

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  13. BillLundberg

    BillLundberg Jun 17, 2019

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    I’m no expert, but that movement is no co-axial, You were correct all along buddy.

    Have you tried Ebay for the crystal? If you get a measurement, you can just search for it that way.

    Let’s say for example, you would type in the search bar:

    17mm watch crystal replacement

    Or something like that and wala!
     
  14. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 17, 2019

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    Think it’s going to be the hard slog for this crystal, 3 months in the Guangdong province of China covertly searching back alleys and rural unnamed warehouses :cautious: