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Need help with an Omega watch valuation.

  1. ddoblar

    ddoblar May 23, 2017

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    Can anyone tell me the approximate value of this watch. I just had it restored today. It's 14k gold and the numbers inside the watch are H6679 and F86439. I believe it was purchased new in about 1964. I had the watch cleaned, the crystal replaced, the face refinished and a new band put on it. It keeps perfect time.
     
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  2. Willem023

    Willem023 May 23, 2017

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    Well, esp the 'refinishing' of the face will put off a lot of die-hard collectors on this Forum.
    Next tot that, the lugs (protruding pieces) on the top-side seem to bend outwards rather a lot.
    Afraid that people over here will value it not too high(ly): some 100 USD?

    High res pics of the inside (the calibre) and inside of the caseback will help determining the exact state of the watch.

    My 2Ksh
     
  3. ddoblar

    ddoblar May 23, 2017

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    As far as the lugs are concerned that is how they came from the factory. This was passed down to me by my dad who received it for years of service at his job. As far a the refinishing of the face is concerned, a 55 year old watch needs to be cleaned once in awhile doesn't it? I'm no collector but who wants a dirty watch with a scratched face? The jeweler who did the work buys vintage Swiss watches and offered me $1,500 for it. I was just trying to see if that's a fair price.
     
  4. Willem023

    Willem023 May 23, 2017

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    Unless the pic is distorted: no way
    The cal does, the face: no
    Look around the Forum: nearly everyone (yep, define: 'dirty')

    Grab the money and fly.
    High and out of reach of granates

    My 2Ksh
     
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  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 23, 2017

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    I'd grab the $1500 offer before he realizes it's worth about a quarter of that in an open auction.
     
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  6. kkrankall

    kkrankall May 23, 2017

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    If you are willing to sell the watch take the $1500 and run.
     
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  7. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon May 23, 2017

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    x10 on "grab the money and run!"
     
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  8. ddoblar

    ddoblar May 23, 2017

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    Thanks for your input.
     
  9. ddoblar

    ddoblar May 23, 2017

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    Being a high end retail jeweler they probably have a different clientele that aren't comfortable buying off an internet forum.
     
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  10. Willem023

    Willem023 May 23, 2017

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    Being a high end retail jeweller, they probably have clients that know nothing on vintage Omega's and might bite for USD 1500
    ::rimshot::
     
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  11. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 23, 2017

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    Idiots abound.
     
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  12. lillatroll

    lillatroll May 23, 2017

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    As everyone else has said....take the money. Not many collectors want a polished watch.
     
  13. ddoblar

    ddoblar May 23, 2017

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    It's a keepsake for me and is NFS. I was just curious about value. Apparently to this group it's not worth anything so I plan to just wear it and enjoy it and pass it down to my son. Signing off folks.
     
  14. Willem023

    Willem023 May 23, 2017

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    That, dear sir, is a very nice thought!!! :thumbsup:
     
  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 23, 2017

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    Another forum troll says goodbye.
     
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  16. Willem023

    Willem023 May 23, 2017

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    Really???

    :p:p
     
  17. cristos71

    cristos71 May 23, 2017

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    Before you go could you please just PM me the details of the jeweller who offered you the $1500?

    Thanks.

    :D
     
  18. kreyke

    kreyke May 23, 2017

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    I have some mistakes to sell off as well. Something tells me he was never offered that.. [emoji848]
     
  19. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 23, 2017

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    What a waste of time to ask opinions then proceed to tell those who provided the requested opinions, they suck.
     
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  20. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 23, 2017

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    This "group " is fickle that way, sorry you didn't get Overwhelmed with offers as you seemed to have wanted.
     
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