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  1. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 20, 2013

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  3. ulackfocus Jan 20, 2013

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    Not bad - that's a replacement crown that isn't Longines, but overall a watch that should end at $2k or better. If it were a little more "eBay-ed" (meaning shined up) it would net more as a final price.

    I'd like to see movement shots to know the date of manufacture. That might hold this one back from reaching it's potential of $2k.

    These U-C and Admiral C-cased divers pop up here & there. Most times the sellers try to get way too much with their Buy It Now price so I'm keen to see where this one ends at. $1.7k-ish is about the tops for the mint specimens, so this one might go $1.4k-ish unless somebody goes crazy and misses the flaws on the dial and the rotating inner bezel.

    EDIT: the Valjoux 72 (caliber 33x in Longines vernacular) are the real movers. Still, this is a listing that's worth tracking to set pricing for non-mint non-chronograph examples.
     
  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 20, 2013

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    Is that first one the pink gold version of that date at 12 that Dennis has?
     
  5. ulackfocus Jan 20, 2013

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    Yes, that's the same 9025 reference. Mine is a 9025-2 with an earlier serial number dating it to early/mid 1960, while this 9025-7 has a serial number dating it to the start of 1961 which would be near the very end of this date at 12 model.

    Gavin has one also, with the correct scalloped crown too.
     
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  6. Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Jan 20, 2013

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    I am envious of the intact paint on the caseback of both.
     
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  7. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 20, 2013

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    What is the significance of the date of manufacture to the value of the watch?
     
  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 20, 2013

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    That is a good point, that one looks nice as
     
  9. ulackfocus Jan 20, 2013

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    Yep, the more paint, the more money it commands. It's like the observatory medallion on a Constellation. Combine that with a correct original scalloped crown and the crystal with the magnifying lens on the underside and an otherwise correct mint watch and a date at 12 model is a $2.5k watch easily.

    It's significant to it being correct or not. The 29x series was made from 1958 into 1967. A date at 12 would have a serial number from very late 1959 to very early 1961. If you had a date wheel with the correct number alignment for the date window location you could stick any 291 inside any 9025. Sort of like putting a 561 inside a 1966 168.005 - it would fit and work, but it wouldn't be correct since that year meant a 564 would be powering the watch.
     
  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 4, 2013

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  11. ulackfocus Feb 4, 2013

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    Yep, correct hands. The crown is a later replacement though.
     
  12. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 5, 2013

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  13. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 5, 2013

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  15. ulackfocus Feb 5, 2013

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    Redial. Kind of a vanilla watch even if original.

    Mildly interesting watch and looks correct. The crown has a bit of wear but otherwise a good bet if kept to a reasonable price, say $550-ish. Being a UK case, it isn't as sought after as the 18 ct Swiss cases or even the 14ct US watches that were assembled in NY.
     
  16. Wheels Feb 6, 2013

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    Interesting that the redial is fetching more cash than an original :)
     
  17. ulackfocus Feb 6, 2013

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    For 2 reasons:

    1) 18ct vs 9ct

    2) inexperienced eBay buyers
     
  18. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 9, 2013

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  19. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2013

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