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  1. Cad290

    Cad290 Nov 19, 2018

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    Hello All,

    Stumbled across this guy, had never seen one like this before, and in general know nothing about non-Speedmaster Omega chronographs. Is this an original dial? I’m really into it. Thanks!
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  2. Aryen

    Aryen Nov 19, 2018

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    Love the look of this bad boy! Should have a 321 movement.
     
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  3. airansun

    airansun Nov 19, 2018

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    I’m suspicious, but will yield to the wiser amongst us.

    I look at various non-Speedmaster Omega 321 chronographs all the time and own four. I suspect this is a redial as I have never run across any other Omega chronograph with this combination of markers, dial colors and hands (particularly the small seconds hand, which seems odd).

    I’d guess a high quality redial with replacement hands.

    I’d really want to see the movement and, particularly, the serial number and reference in the case back. That would help pin things down. I’m betting the movement is from the 50’s and this redial is from the late 60’s or so.

    Speaking of which, I just jumped on this one. Nice case and I sort of really like the dial’s patina, at least in the photo. An inexpensive eBay find.
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  4. Cad290

    Cad290 Nov 19, 2018

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    Thanks for the feedback. It is a cal 321, serial 15997922, and the ref is 2451-8. I like the dial a lot, very nice job if it is a redial. Is this case the right shape for a 2451-8?
     
  5. airansun

    airansun Nov 19, 2018

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    My 2451 from 1953.

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  6. Edward53

    Edward53 Nov 19, 2018

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    On the OP's watch there's an acute accent on Gradue but, inconsistently, I can see no grave accent on Tachymetre. The dial has been very skilfully executed but for me, the colours don't sit well together and the overall look is just "not quite right". I'm 80/20 for a redial.
     
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  7. Cad290

    Cad290 Nov 19, 2018

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    Thank you! I think I have to assume it’s a redial. I guess I’ll stay away from it. I do like the look tho
     
  8. queriver

    queriver Nov 19, 2018

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    The number styles aren't consistent:
    - between tachy and pulsation tracks (6's open in tachy & closed in pulsations, 7's with and without serif)
    - within tachy track (9's in 190 and 90 not the same)
    - spacing between digits is uneven on pulse track numbers between 100 & 180
     
  9. mario linus

    mario linus Nov 20, 2018

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    A few details make think of a redial, but a good quality one