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  1. Ko1892

    Ko1892 Apr 22, 2015

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    Hi all,
    I found this on ebay, all the numbers look correct but I am not sure on the dial whether it is original, sine most of 14381 I have seen has no Officially Certified on the dial. And for those that have Officially Certified on the dial, they seem to have a straight leg M on the word chronometer, which different from this one. Also the second hand look too long at 10-20 mins and look ok in another pic at 40 mins (uneven dial?)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111584350612?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Cheers
    Ko
     
  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Apr 22, 2015

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    I think this might be a frankenwatch. I agree with your conclusion regarding the dial.

    The hands are not correct for this reference. Even if there is no luminous, there should be a black insert there.

    I'd pass on this, unless you need a dial for a Ref. 168.005. The dial looks like an original for that reference.
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  3. Ko1892

    Ko1892 Apr 22, 2015

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    Thank you for your reply,Gatorcpa
    Cheers :)
    Ko
     
  4. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Apr 22, 2015

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    Dial from a 168.005/167.005 will not fit the 14381 as it is larger at 27.90mm compared to 27.50mm. It is also constructed differently with a 2-step skirt around the movement and a steeper slope at the edge compared to no skirt and flatter dial for the 14381. I don't think dial from any other models with cal. 551 would fit this watch. Based on the conditions between the dial and the movement, I think the dial is a later service replacement, specifically for this watch model, although late dial with the same lively does exist for the 14381.

    The dial's hour markers do not have black insert or black paint so the plain dauphin hands suit this dial just fine. The second hand's appearance is most likely because of the camera angle. I would consider buying this watch if the price is right.
     
  5. Ko1892

    Ko1892 Apr 23, 2015

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    Hi TNTwatch, thanks for your comment :) any thought on the M on "Chronometer?

    Cheers
    Ko
     
  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Apr 23, 2015

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    I have seen an original 14381 dial with Officially Certified with straight M on Chronometer.
     
  7. Ko1892

    Ko1892 Apr 23, 2015

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    Thanks Hoi, so the M on Chronometer can be both straight/unstraight legs. What about the watch, do u think it is all original for this model?
    Cheers
    Ko
     
  8. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 24, 2015

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  9. Ko1892

    Ko1892 Apr 24, 2015

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    Oh okay, thanks