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  1. carvoeiro

    carvoeiro Feb 2, 2014

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    Omega 30 T2 in 18 carat gold - Red Star Chronometer Teddington, 1941serial number 9535562

    I've agree a price to buy this - i collect it soon,

    But something doesn't feel quite right.

    I'd very much appreciate any input from the forum members
     
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  2. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Feb 2, 2014

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    well the movement isn't in great condition (but is genuine). It is the caseback that I don't like. No omega logo/engraving, the 18k on the outside....
     
  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    Repainted dial, South American (not Swiss) case, and movement in poor shape.
     
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  4. carvoeiro

    carvoeiro Feb 2, 2014

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    thanks both
    whats a fair price for this - or should i keep looking ?
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 2, 2014

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    Pass on it unless you get it for the value of the gold.
     
  6. carvoeiro

    carvoeiro Feb 2, 2014

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    Guy wants $3000 for it - said it weighs 64 grammes
     
  7. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Feb 2, 2014

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    why teddington? because somebody painted a red star on the dial? too manu issues here. you have to explain every time. not good. kind regards. achim
     
  8. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    No, not worth it regardless.
     
  9. carvoeiro

    carvoeiro Feb 2, 2014

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    Thanks all,
    i'll keep looking
     
  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    and for those of us not well versed in Omega, what is a Teddington? An Omega abandoned at the train station with a label around its neck?

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  11. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    "The red star which is sometimes featured under the Omega logo identifies the watch as being equipped with the same type of calibre as the one which obtained the best results until that point at the 1940 Kew Teddington precision competition."

    Essentially a marketing tool used by omega in South America to capitalize on the increasing popularity of the 30mm manual wind movement. The movements featured in the Teddington watches though were not chronometre tested movements with the Rg regulator but "regular" 30mm manual wind movements.
     
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  12. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    Ah, I see. Omegas masquerading as Zeniths to indicate high quality ::stirthepot:: :p
     
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  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    Of course, there are some with a gold star too, and I am not talking about Constellations. :)
     
  14. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    These would be for Latin America's more leftist individuals, then? Shock protected against blows from an ice axe?
     
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  15. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    So you noticed the hallmark too then?
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  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 2, 2014

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    Did Che have an Omega as well as a Rolex?
     
  17. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 2, 2014

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    I suppose he could have. I should have thought to ask when I was in Bolivia.:(
     
  18. dantaspaulo

    dantaspaulo Feb 2, 2014

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    Brazil is flooded with these 'Teddington' models. According to my grandma, Omega was hugely popular down here in the 40s-60s, so out of every 3 Omegas I see for sale, at least one will have this red-star (usually a redial :cautious:)
     
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  20. fjf

    fjf Jul 13, 2016

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    The dial maybe, but not the red star. In the good examples I've seen the color has aged to a (sort of) brown. When you see a bright red like this, it is likely painted over the dial, original or not. Most of these are in Brazil, and most of most of them are repainted.
     
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