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Just given vintage Omega, help identifying would be appreciated

  1. markluk

    markluk Jun 22, 2014

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    Was given this today, it belonged to my great grand father.

    Needs a good clean up but has been running all day after a wind. Will replace non-original strap and have it as an occasional wearer, although is small at 33mm

    Any ideas on model, possibly year from the pics attached?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. John R Smith

    John R Smith Jun 22, 2014

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    If you are based in the UK . . . then this looks like a 9 karat Dennison cased Omega 30mm calibre (266, 267) from the late 1950s or early 1960s.
     
  3. markluk

    markluk Jun 22, 2014

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    Yes, UK based! Thanks for the info. I guess I'll need to get the back off to find out exact model reference/year

    Also the glass/crystal is cracked, am guessing it would be uneconomical/hard to replace?
     
  4. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jun 22, 2014

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    The crystal is a really cheap thing to replace. A generic one will cost about £2.50 plus labour (about 5 minutes to remove the old one, measure it and fit a new one) The advantage of old watches is that they, mostly, have acrylic crystals.
     
  5. John R Smith

    John R Smith Jun 22, 2014

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    The crystal should be an easy fix for any independent watchmaker - would be around £10 for a generic crystal plus fitting. Yes, you need to have the back removed and then photograph the movement and all the numbers inside the caseback. Then post the pictures here.

    P.S. Those old Spiedel bracelets are horrible and chew the lugs up. Would be good to get that changed for a leather strap.
     
  6. markluk

    markluk Jun 22, 2014

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    Great, sounds very reasonable.

    I'll post up some pics of the movement/numbers in case back once I have the back off (tools ordered!)
     
  7. markluk

    markluk Jun 26, 2014

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    By way of an update I've now put this on a nice quality brown leather strap - looks great!

    Still waiting for the tool to take the back off to arrive, will then post up pics of case back and movement.

    Re. the new crystal are there any recommendations for somewhere that could do this in London? What am I looking at for installation cost inc. labour? Ive noticed it steams up a bit in hot weather so need to get this sorted urgently photo.JPG
     
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