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Omega De Ville - Grandfather Inheritance - Want to know more

  1. ruigomes

    ruigomes Feb 3, 2014

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    This is my first post here, I've read through the rules and I think you guys can help me.

    So I had this watch for a really long time that was given to me by my grandfather that has unfortunately passed away when I was very young.

    I have nothing aside from the red Omega case and the watch itself.

    I've attached some images to the end of this post.

    I would like to know the basics:

    • Which model is this (I only know it's the De Ville main model)?
    • How much would it cost to have it repaired (it has a few scratches) and the battery (?) replaced?
    • How much is it worth? (I don't intend to sell it, but it would be a nice thing to know)
    • Any other thing you know about it (the decade it was bought would be an interesting thing to know).
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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  2. Bobs citizens

    Bobs citizens Feb 3, 2014

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    I would take it to a watch maker and get the old battery out asap and get a new one put in. Guessing wouldn't be more then $5 - $10. As far as history goes my guess would be mid- 70's. There are people on this forum with a lot more knowledge then I, so perhaps a few of them will chime in.

    You might do a search on eBay for Omega Quartz and get a ball park figure as to value. I would take the watch to a watch maker as soon as possible and get the old battery out before it leaks if it hasn't already.

    Bob
     
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  3. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Feb 3, 2014

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    quartz (battery) watches are not particularly valued by collectors. as this isn't solid gold, likely to be less than $100.
    I agree with Bob re battery change, as the old battery could be leaking and damaging the movement.
    it also appears to be missing the crown, which may have allowed water/moisture into it.
     
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  4. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Feb 4, 2014

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    You could replace the crystal and get it serviced (movement test/lube and battery).
    The cost would be more than the current value of the watch so the level of sentiment will be your decider.
    The crown isn't missing, it's a feature of the 1365 caliber, similar to this one.

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  5. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Feb 4, 2014

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    I stand corrected
     
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  6. ruigomes

    ruigomes Feb 4, 2014

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    So I would be looking at around 100€ to get a new battery and the front glass (crystal) repaired?

    How much could this have costed back in the 70s? I'm guessing it devaluated a lot and wasn't worth $100 back then.
     
  7. dbonddental

    dbonddental Feb 4, 2014

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    ruigomes, just cherish it...
    And change the battery. Quick!
     
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  8. ruigomes

    ruigomes Feb 4, 2014

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    I'm not interested in selling it, just wondering how much did it cost my grandfather to buy it since I don't come from a wealthy family, this was either a bargain watch or he made a huge sacrifice to buy it back then.

    Will do ASAP, however it has been at least 15 years since the battery was changed, so I guess my chances are not that high of not having a ruined movement by the battery acid :\
     
  9. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 4, 2014

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    i will have a look at my catalogues when I get home. Not sure if I have any 80s pricelists, but I might do.