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  1. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    Hi all, I'm new to vintage manual watches and so still can't decipher what's real or not. Got this off eBay a while ago and the swill sign at the 6 o'clock position intrigued me is it missing the made word? I can't open the back to look at the movement since it is the front opening case and I don't want to mess with that, from what I read it is not easy to open. Thanks for your help. Tom
     
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  2. DaveK

    DaveK Mar 21, 2020

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    Welcome to the forum! Ah, I love auto correct sometimes. Here’s what a real swill sign should look like

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    Sensible answers to your question will come soon;) but what is your plan, to repair and wear or to sell?
     
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  3. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 21, 2020

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    At first glance the dial looks strange because I am accustomed to seeing the painted minute markers extending out at least as far as the applied metal hour markers. However, perhaps there are exceptions to this.
     
  4. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    I've been wanting to get a piece of real vintage Omega history and technology that I can enjoy wearing so if this one is not it I'd get rid of it and keep looking, thanks
     
  5. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 21, 2020

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    Wait for more opinions, there are some real experts on the forum.
     
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  6. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    Will do, thanks.
     
  7. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 21, 2020

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    While waiting for the real experts to chime in, please let me tell you what I think:

    I don't think the "SWISS only" is the major problem, but it looks like a redial and I would be worried about the signs of water damage that can be seen on (re)dial and hands.

    It is correct that this is a frontloader case and you need a good watchmaker to have checked and eventually serviced the movement.

    The crown is definitely not OMEGA and I've never seen before this as a replacement, which lets me think the service history is doubtable.
     
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  8. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    Thanks, that's what I gathered from my brief online search and so just wanted to confirm here before I endeavor on another watch search, this time I'll probably stay away from ebay :)
     
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  9. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 21, 2020

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    I wouldn't necessarily stay away from ebay. I would come here and ask questions before purchasing. :)
     
  10. Passover

    Passover Mar 21, 2020

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  11. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 21, 2020

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    The coronaviruses left and right from the "T"s are unconventional, don't you think?
     
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  13. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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  15. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    The dial seems to be more textured so I assume it's original the font in the Seamaster looks correct also, the sigma signes would indicate the hour markers should contain gold, can't tell if this is the case here, the T would possible indicate tritium used in luminous hands which would also look correct in this piece.
     
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  16. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    the 563 movement is a quick set date I would assume is a correct one also
     
  17. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 21, 2020

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    Looking at the case, what can you see or what do you miss when comparing to other watches of this reference?

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  18. pltom

    pltom Mar 21, 2020

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    of course! it's missing the seahorse, not original?
     
  19. pltom

    pltom Mar 23, 2020

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    Thanks guys for all the help and info
    Tom
     
  20. DON

    DON Mar 23, 2020

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    Better get that bezel checked as it’s not seated properly and your going to lose it

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    DON
     
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