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  1. kupels

    kupels Nov 27, 2017

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    Hi all,

    I am considering buying this pocket conversion: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V-RARE-H...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

    The problem is that I have looked and looked for Omega pocket watches with this layout and none of them matches the one in this ebay listing. All the pocket watches I have seen have the sub-dials at 12pm and 6pm (and not, as in this conversion at 3pm and 9pm). For instance:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-...068476?hash=item362623197c:g:6mYAAOSw5cNYgmV5

    Also, the figures in the third line from bottom are too thick.

    Your advice will be very much appreciated.

    Best wishes,
    Hayk
     
  2. fjf

    fjf Nov 27, 2017

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    That's not a pocket watch movement; its a chronograph. That explains the subdials. Looks like a replica of a 320 movement or similar. Its not a conversion, I think its a fake.
     
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  3. Gordon Heavyfoot

    Gordon Heavyfoot Nov 27, 2017

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    Pretty sure it is a pocket watch movement conversion watch. Pocket watches can have chronograph complications as well. Considering the case is 46mm for this time period I'd say something's awry. Notice seller says "modern design of case" in the description to cover his/her a$$. Someone got swindled unless they made a deal for a few thousand less than asking price.
     
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  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 27, 2017

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    Its a pocket watch movement. Look up Omega 39 chro.
     
  5. kupels

    kupels Nov 27, 2017

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    Assuming that is a pocket watch movement, the layout still shows that the dial cannot be correct. The subdials are at 3pm and 9pm which is never seen at pocket watches, as far as I understand.
     
  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 27, 2017

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    Fantasy piece. New dial and case, old movement.

    How did I know it was in Eastern Europe....
     
  7. Oku

    Oku Nov 27, 2017

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    How the dial should look like:
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  8. fjf

    fjf Nov 28, 2017

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    Yup, you are right as usual. Its a pocket chronograph cal.39 with (probably) a reprinted dial.
     
  9. kupels

    kupels Nov 28, 2017

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    Thanks everyone for your advice. Just a more general question, though, is it that easy to make enamel dials? The one on ebay seems to be enamel dial and not a mere reprint? Your advice will be much appreciated.
     
  10. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 28, 2017

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    It’s not easy for you or I ... but the skills exist in Eastern Europe and someone is making them.