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  1. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 12, 2019

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    Hi all. Quick question. Does all Omega watches have serial number engraved on it? I couldn't find a serial number on one of my seamaster. It's neither on the back side or is it on the lug. Could it be fake?
     
  2. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 12, 2019

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    Not externally on vintage watches.

    Do you have a picture of the watch?
     
  3. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Mar 12, 2019

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    Normally inside the caseback on vintage Omegas. It needs to be removed to see.
    Edit... And on the movement
     
    Edited Mar 12, 2019
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  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 12, 2019

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    Serial numbers on the lug started in the late 80’s/90’s. All have it on the movement.

    edit: 2020

    Almost all have it on the movement. There are some 1990’s ish examples that may not.
     
    Edited Feb 13, 2020
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  5. Snowman

    Snowman Mar 12, 2019

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    4EE52A35-65F6-4B43-859E-2E4B0170B1A2.png On the movement very easy to date
     
  6. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 12, 2019

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    Thank you all for the reply! it is very helpful.
    I have a seamaster professional 300 M chronograph with date cal 1155 (ETA 7750). But it doesnt have a serial number on the lugs or anywhere outside the watch. Here is the inside of the caseback. What do you guys think?
     
  7. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 12, 2019

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    missed the image, here it is
     
    WhatsApp Image 2019-03-12 at 5.57.12 PM.jpeg
  8. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2019

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    No - watch serial numbers are not on the inside of the case back.

    Serial numbers are usually on the case lug, outside of the case back, or on the movement only. In some instances where there is a case serial number, it will be on the inside of the case back, but that will not be the same number as the serial number on the movement.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  9. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Mar 12, 2019

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    i distinctly remember having a Speedmaster reduced where the serial number was inked on the caseback and no serial number on the movement.
     
  10. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Mar 12, 2019

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    Thanks Al,

    Rightly or wrongly I wasn’t reading the OP’s quote as literally as you. Of course you are right but I was simply trying to guide a new member to some ways of finding identification to decide if his watch was fake or not. I believed he was using “serial number” as a more generic term. If not and I have confused then apologies.
    Gav
     
  11. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2019

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    I don't have a lot of these in the shop, but this one certainly didn't have anything of that sort inside the case back...

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    Now that you mentioned a printed serial number, I may have seen this once on an older quartz model...but my memory of it is vague so not sure I can confirm.

    The Speedmaster reduced (along with a few other movements) don't have serial numbers on the movements.
     
  12. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2019

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    No worries - just trying to make sure the OP knows that there may not be a serial number inside the case back.
     
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  13. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 12, 2019

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    Thank you so much everyone for your feedback.

    So what I have understood is, serial number can be in:
    1. Case back
    2. Inside case back
    3. lugs
    4. Movement
     
  14. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 12, 2019

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    All have it on the movement.

    After the late 80’s it’s also on the lug.

    There are a few speedmasters of a smaller size where the serial is printed on the caseback during a period.
     
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  15. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2019

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    No - not all movements have serial numbers.
     
  16. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Mar 12, 2019

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    I'm wearing an early 90s Speedy Date with it on the outside back.
     
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  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 12, 2019

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    That’s what I said :)
     
  18. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Mar 12, 2019

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    That's why I quoted you.
     
  19. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 12, 2019

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    Now I'm confused.
     
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  20. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Mar 12, 2019

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    About which thing?