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  1. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 17, 2018

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    Hi Julian.

    The Omega in your link is authentic enough, though whether or not it is worth the bidding price is a subjective matter. There are few "good", vintage Omega fakes, often it is more a case of wrong replacement parts or redone dials lowering the attractiveness to collectors that is the worry.
     
  3. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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    The lighting in some of the pictures makes it difficult for me to see the condition of the dial and if there is significant patina. Is there any glaringly obvious replacement parts that you can see?
     
  4. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 17, 2018

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    First thing, welcome to the forum. You have arrived at a very unique place that offers many advantages to its members. You will need to read through some of the sticky's. https://omegaforums.net/threads/learn-how-to-fish.52603/ This will give you a good head start in your search. It takes time to develop the skills you will need.
    Now for the watch you are interested in. The first thing that causes me alarm or hesitation in any listing is the poor picture quality. This, to me, is usually an indicator of a watch that has an underlying problem or problems. For example; the gold plating may be worn through. Nothing in the description either way so you will need to clarify this. Because of the poor pic quality it is hard to say with certainty that the dial is original. Originality is important to the value. Again no claims are made in the description.
    The watch is not a fake. In my experience, fakes are not the problem. Watches that have morphed over time due to poor maintenance or modifications are more prevalent.
    Good luck and take your time. You have done well young Padiwan to come here first.
     
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  5. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 17, 2018

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    Not really - but the seller is being slightly untruthful when he states that the size is 35mm. It is closer to 33mm and 35mm has to be including the crown...

    Also, on a gold plated watch, it is important to get proper photos of the case, esp. the lugs to make sure that there isn't places where it has worn through.
     
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  6. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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    Yeah I have been lurking here for a while. I really want to take my time and make the right purchase so I will likely hold off on this one.
     
  7. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 17, 2018

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    ConElPueblo is right. I have had one of these and the watch is smaller than one would think. It was too small for me and was moved on.
     
  8. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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    Yeah definitely the hardest thing for me to imagine is the size of these watches since I am currently wearing a 41.5mm dive watch. I think 35mm to 36mm would be the most comfortable range.
     
  9. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 17, 2018

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    Compared to today's watches. Many of these vintage watches are small. I will not go less than 35mm. These for example are 35mm only 1.5mm larger than your example but the difference is huge on the wrist.
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  10. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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    That is quite the collection! Especially like the one on the far left.
     
  11. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 17, 2018

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    It is a slippery slope you have started down.
     
  12. JulianK

    JulianK Apr 17, 2018

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    Think I could net something similar for under 400 USD?
     
  13. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Apr 17, 2018

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    Only if you are extremely lucky.
     
  14. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 17, 2018

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    OP, watch out for the dog who doesn't bark. Those pictures are like that for a reason.

    All, IMHO, of course!
     
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  15. TOTIZ

    TOTIZ Apr 17, 2018

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    OP, don‘t use the word „dibs“ ....... yet ;)
     
  16. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Apr 17, 2018

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    They came in different sizes. Biggest one for me was 34,4mm without crown... but I also had a couple of 33mm...
     
  17. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 17, 2018

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    I think it is safe to say that all ref. 135.012s are the same size ;)
     
  18. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Apr 17, 2018

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    Ah. Did not look at the listing... 135.012. That's a small one... 33mm give or take.. wrist shot to get an idea:
     
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