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Need assistance, worried about authenticity / Franken - Vintage Omega SM120

  1. Creamy

    Creamy May 16, 2019

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    Looking at purchasing from this thread. The seller has been great so far, very responsive, and knows the signs of fake or franken SM 120's. I checked out the thread internally here, and it seems like this is good. However, this watch is just in such good condition that my brain refuses to believe I got such a great find (haha).

    Can anyone check this out and evaluate? Seller is open to sharing more pics/video, and is claiming he bought previously from Jack Wong.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Watchexchange/comments/bo6mvv/wts_1960s_omega_seamaster_120/
     
  2. redpcar

    redpcar May 16, 2019

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    Sketchy.
    Tough to tell from 1 wrist shot. Screams fake from this photo.
    Detailed pics are required. Movement. Case back. Inside case back, etc. This model has many replicas out there.
     
  3. ext1

    ext1 May 16, 2019

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  4. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe May 16, 2019

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    Yeah... looks fake to me too.
     
  5. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 16, 2019

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    +1 fake.
     
  6. redpcar

    redpcar May 16, 2019

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  7. habsslappy

    habsslappy May 16, 2019

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    I am no expert, but I wouldn't personally buy it. A 50+ year old black dial with no wear or patina and crispy white text along with a dinged up case? How does that even happen?
     
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  8. Dan S

    Dan S May 16, 2019

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    I have a bad feeling about the dial and bezel. The rest could be ok as far as I know.
     
  9. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell May 16, 2019

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  10. maccoretti

    maccoretti May 16, 2019

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  11. Creamy

    Creamy May 17, 2019

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    Thanks guys. Saved me some money! Yall are the best :)
     
  12. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2019

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  13. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster May 17, 2019

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    I had questions about this same watch about a month ago when it surfaced. I feel like if it really is original, the seller would have an easier time selling if he left it in the sun for a bit so the finish wouldn't be so pristine.
     
  14. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 17, 2019

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    Watchco SM 300s are/were made up of genuine Omega parts, this kit is all counterfeit parts.
     
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  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2019

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    Yikes- that I didn't know. They make is sound like it's genuine except the bezel. I read the thread from last year, not cool.
     
  16. redpcar

    redpcar May 17, 2019

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    Shocking to me is that there are fake Dynamic and Seiko Bullhead kits :eek:
     
  17. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster May 17, 2019

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    There's enough money/interest to make fake Dynamics?
     
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  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2019

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    I guess since we are seeing redialed Bulova's and Hamilton's selling for $200, I guess there is money in anything.
     
  19. maccoretti

    maccoretti May 17, 2019

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