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  1. Ted1858

    Ted1858 Mar 24, 2020

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    Hi all,
    I really like all the variations of the 30T2s from the 40's. This one is on ebay. See pics below. Let me know what you think. The dial looks decent but I can't tell if it has been touched-up/tampered with (something about the 8 seems off). Thanks for your time!

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  2. ERBM

    ERBM Mar 24, 2020

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    Just at first glance the paint work on the indices doesn't seem to be very clean, almost like the someone has painted over the lines, which makes me think the indices are redone at least. Also not sure if the paint from the number 7 is overlapping onto the sub dial as well.
     
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  3. Ted1858

    Ted1858 Mar 24, 2020

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  4. Vitezi

    Vitezi Mar 24, 2020

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  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 24, 2020

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    Whenever I evaluate a dial with mirror numerals I look closely at the infill, making sure there are no gaps between the mirror and the outline and that there are no missing sections. An original dial will have nearly perfect register between the two elements.

    This one fails miserably.
     
  6. kev1976t

    kev1976t Mar 24, 2020

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    an excellent tip, thanks !
     
  7. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    Looking at the case, I think it is not in best shape, especially the lugs show major wear. I'm not sure that the hands are correct, because they all appear a tiny bit too long. The latter is just a thought and I can't provide any evidence.
     
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  8. Ted1858

    Ted1858 Mar 24, 2020

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    Thanks all for the insights & knowledge.

    That book is on my list now.
     
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  9. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 24, 2020

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    Well, this was really worth the thread, while the watch wasn't worth considering to buy it IMO... :)
     
  10. eternalover

    eternalover Mar 29, 2020

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    X350 can you just help a poor newbie - are your comments about the gap between the outer index mark and where the dial meets the case which seem irregular?
     
  11. Vitezi

    Vitezi Mar 29, 2020

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    Look closely at each of the numbers. On a factory original dial, the numerals should be filled perfectly with paint. However, these numerals are sloppy. Here, for example, is the numeral 4...
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    ...Or the numeral 5:
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    See how the paint on the numeral 8 has bled into the interior?
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  12. eternalover

    eternalover Mar 30, 2020

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    Thanks for sharing - fantastic tip. Especially as I like Arabic dial either alternate or quarters on a watch