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  1. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 11, 2017

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    Gents,

    i'd like your opinion on a nice Omega for my lovely lady.
    I have been looking for a reference 568.016 for a while, but they don't seem to come up in solid gold very often.

    Now my eye fell on this.
    Omega 2540
    It's not extremely expensive (list price €680 but negotioable), and it looks nice to me.
    From what I could gather, the dial is original, movement is sound. Not sure what is going on with the lume on the hands?

    Here's my hesitation: it's from vintage-portfolio.
    I've read some of the posts on this forum about it, which obviously made me more sceptical.
    I asked some questions about originality and condition, in addition to mentioning this forum, and now I'm at the decision point.
    Seller even offers to send the watch, have me examine it, and only wire the money after I decide to keep it...
    Sounds reasonable, but I would like your advice on it.

    I'm also open to suggestions on other Omega's for the Mrs.

    Let me know what you think.
    Cheers!

    Tim

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  2. TexOmega

    TexOmega Sep 11, 2017

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    no
     
  3. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 12, 2017

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    Any advice?
     
  4. panaitchrono

    panaitchrono Sep 13, 2017

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    My lady doesn't like any Omega models. He likes very much most of the Omega man watches but for herself want other 'cheaper' good looking watch..:)
     
  5. Seaborg

    Seaborg Sep 13, 2017

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    To me, it must be made of gold for the lady that makes your life better.
    Here is the one of my wife.
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  6. VintageIsLife

    VintageIsLife Sep 15, 2017

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    Does it actually have to be a ladies watch? I mean omega dress watches are already around 34mm. Mens watches give you more options
     
  7. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 15, 2017

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    Doesn't have to be, I've been looking at a nice Connie for her as well.
    I really like the ref 568.016 but I haven't been able to find any for sale.
    Except for this one, but I don't feel comfortable ordering a vintage Omega from India...
    https://www.worldwatchcollextions.c...tomatic-date-ref-568-016-cal-682-ladies-watch
     
  8. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 19, 2017

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    Are there other models that have these fluted bezels? (like the 568.016)
    It's something I know she'd like, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where to start searching.
    I've seen some Rolex models (datejust / oyster perpetual date lady) but those are slightly over budget..
    Then there's the Constellation f300, but it's just not as nice as a mechanical movement..

    Any and all tips are welcome!
     
  9. ketiljo

    ketiljo Sep 20, 2017

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    A Dynamic perhaps?
     
  10. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 20, 2017

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    I've looked at the lady version, but I have a hard time figuring out how large / thick the case is. It looks fairly hefty for a ladies watch, but would like to see your opinions / pictures!
     
  11. mikechi22

    mikechi22 Sep 20, 2017

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    Would you consider a tank style, rectangular watch from the 30s or 40s? I had my eye on one for my sis, but let it slip by. Even though it was a gent's watch, it wasn't that big. I've come across a watch maker in California who often has them for sale...happy to PM you the lead.
     
  12. cagkut

    cagkut Sep 20, 2017

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  13. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 20, 2017

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  14. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Sep 20, 2017

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    Here are my thoughts - you don't want to impose your love of watches to someone who may not appreciate it. I have made this mistake multiple times buying automatic Omegas for my parents. They never wore them. After some years I traded those for a pair of quartz Omegas and they were happy. So for your situation:

    Unless the lady is a watch enthusiast - no handwinds, no vintage (it looks like an old watch!) maybe even no automatics

    At EUR680, you can get her a quartz Aqua Terra or Cindy Crawford Constellation, which she will be able to wear daily to work.

    My friend at Manfredis tells me that for the most part only asian women will appreciate an automatic.
     
  15. Timmert

    Timmert Sep 21, 2017

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    The Aqua Terra is actually really nice.
    Where did you find one for €680 though?

    Love the blue dial, even though that's the slightly larger gents version.
    36mm shouldn't be too large, I think?
     
  16. Schmedsc

    Schmedsc Sep 23, 2017

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    This is my wife with her anniversary gift. It's 36mm. She really likes it:)
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  17. kov

    kov Sep 24, 2017

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    Much older and smaller but she loves it and wears it a lot :

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  18. IDXM

    IDXM Sep 24, 2017

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    Well since I gave a similar one to my wife for our 24th anniversary, I must say you have exquisite taste. Any advice on a metal bracelet, the current one is too small?

    Ignacio
     
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