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  1. Btee

    Btee Jul 13, 2019

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    I’m new to the vintage watch world but have been really drawn into the Omega aesthetic, especially their more simple time pieces.

    I came across this piece and am thinking about pulling the trigger for my first vintage watch. My gut is telling me the case back and crystal are a bit to polished. Also I can’t seem to find any good references to compare but the even patina of the dial is really appealing to me.

    With my far from trained eye the numerals on the dial all seem consistent and clean (maybe just a real steady hand?) even where the 5 and 7 fall into the sub dial.

    Thanks for reading and looking I appreciate any advice. I am excited to continue learning about these pieces of history and make one my own eventually!

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  2. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Jul 13, 2019

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    It would help to see the inside of the caseback in order to cross-check the model number against photos of other examples from reputable sellers. I’m not familiar with this model, but based on the photos I don’t see any of the usual red flags (Bad logo, inconsistent dial markings etc..). To my eye, the patina looks even, and the concentric circles on the subdial seem correct. Again I’m not familiar with this particular model so I would need to identify the model number and check it against known correct examples. Good luck!
     
  3. Btee

    Btee Jul 14, 2019

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    Thanks for taking a look and the reply! Sounds like my thought process wasn’t too far off which is encouraging haha

    Still thinkin it could be frankened together to some degree though since I can’t seem to find any good comparison shots to go off of. I did include the photo with the interior of the case back (5th from top). Bit tough to make out the numbers but looks like 2319 to me which didn’t yield any results when searching. Tried some other variants that seemed possible like 2318 etc too
     
  4. AriTheWatchmaker

    AriTheWatchmaker Jul 14, 2019

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    Looks like an older refinishing of the dial to me. Not bad refinish, but probably not original. Not every watch is a mint vintage piece...
     
  5. AriTheWatchmaker

    AriTheWatchmaker Jul 14, 2019

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    Where is the "swiss" or "swiss made" logo at the 6 o'clock?
    Caliber 30T2 / 265 family it looks like
     
  6. Mr Blond

    Mr Blond Jul 14, 2019

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    I’m no expert but I’m saying redial, just looking at the number 7 spilling over in the sub dial.
     
  7. DON

    DON Jul 14, 2019

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    Redial. Circle around the minute track is off.

    Even worse though is the pitting on the bezel. Thats a junk watch to me. Parts only

    DON
     
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  8. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Jul 15, 2019

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    clearly redial...
     
  9. snunez

    snunez Jul 15, 2019

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    Agreed, redial. Don't waste your time, nor money.
     
  10. Btee

    Btee Jul 15, 2019

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I learned some new things and ultimately didn’t pull the trigger on the watch. I’ll stay patient and keep looking while learning more from the countless other threads here.