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  1. Khoila

    Khoila May 22, 2020

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    I dont know if reddit is a good place to buy watches, but i recently came across this. I was wondering if the watch is genuine? Seller asking for 800, is it a good deal? Or should i pass? Thank you in advance guys!
     
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  2. rcs914

    rcs914 May 22, 2020

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    Looks atrociously bad for $800 to me - but I'll let others chime in. The movement looks seriously thrashed.
     
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  3. padders

    padders May 22, 2020

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    Pass.
     
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  4. Spruce

    Spruce May 22, 2020

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    Pass
     
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  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 22, 2020

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    Run away!
     
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  6. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers May 22, 2020

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    More mudmaster than seamaster ::rimshot::
     
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  7. Davidt

    Davidt May 22, 2020

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    800 what?

    Unless it's 800 strawberries I'd pass.
     
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  8. Passover

    Passover May 22, 2020

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  9. Khoila

    Khoila May 22, 2020

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    Lol thank you all for the responses. Ive had doubts as soon as i look at the picture of the movements. Beside that watch he also have this one (pictures at the end). This one is listed for $735. But since it is considered one of the no name omega, i think its also a rip off? Correct me if im wrong. Apologies for having so many questions, i dont want my first vintage omega to be a complete trash.
     
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  10. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    To be clear, though, it’s a pass because of the condition, not because it isn’t genuine. The movement, as has been noted, has some visible damage, and the cost of salvaging it would be hundreds of dollars. (It might even cost less to buy a new movement and swap it in.) If you really like the watch for some reason and could convince the seller to let you have it for like $200 or less...

    Even so, there are betters out there so why bother?
     
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  11. Khoila

    Khoila May 22, 2020

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  12. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Second one looks redialed for sure.
     
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  13. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Movement looks better, though! I think you can get one of these for well under these prices, though.
     
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  14. Passover

    Passover May 22, 2020

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    Disagree on that: The OP watch

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    is a redial IMO and there is a mismatch between hands and dial
     
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  15. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    I don’t dispute that—I just meant (re the subject of his post) that it’s not a counterfeit. Unless we consider redials and the like ‘not genuine.’ I suppose that’s a definitional question.
     
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  16. Khoila

    Khoila May 22, 2020

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    Thank you for your replies. As im no collector, I just want to add one vintage omega to my current collection so redialed wont matter much to me. But the more i research about vintage omega, the more options i seems to get and i dont fully trust myself yet to tell if its a genuine one or not.
     
  17. noonespecial

    noonespecial May 22, 2020

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    https://omegaforums.net/threads/unmarked-watches.39957/

    I'd ask the seller for a pic of the case back for the ref # since that is really the only way to tell what model the watch is (assuming the case back is original) but I wouldn't say the unmarked dial makes the watch worth less than one that is marked, because it seems they can be otherwise identical.

    I would personally look for whether the dial is in good condition and original rather than worrying about whether the dial is marked with the model name since you can figure out the actual model by how it looks and the ref #.

    As for the price, I don't have experience chiming in but I've seen Geneves with the 563 movement go for 5-700 on the bay.

    Edit: I realized I had nothing specifically to say about the watch in question.. But it sounds like more experienced members have gotten to that already!
     
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  18. Khoila

    Khoila May 22, 2020

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    Every responses is appreciated, thanks alot man. As im still looking for a perfect watch, one thing i learned about vintage watch is to not do impulse buy lol. Im stil doing the research and make sure i dont overpay for a watch.
     
  19. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 22, 2020

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    Don't be afraid to educate yourself on what's good and what's not. It will save you a lot of time and OF a lot of bandwidth.
     
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  20. ZIELSZIEK

    ZIELSZIEK May 22, 2020

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    Quick answer: It's about as safe as Ebay is, that meaning not at all(if you don't know what you are doing). On Ebay though, you can buy the seller, but that will not work on Reddit.
    Reddit, IMHO, has two main problems:
    1. I have seen watches with major flaws being sold without anyone saying anything and then the seller recieved GOOD fedback from the buyer.
    2. People who don't know that much about watches complimenting pieces with major flaws leading to a sense of false trust being created.
    There are nice sellers there though but never buy based on that, do you own research. I've been reading up on vintage Omega for some time now and I still get the ocassional false positive on models that I do know, so bear in mind that it takes time to build some experience.

    Good luck!
     
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