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  1. RonnyWatch

    RonnyWatch Feb 10, 2019

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    Complete newbie to the hobby here, I recently took the plunge on an ebay auction on a whim and realize I should've done some homework beforehand.

    Searching the Omega database, I was not able to find the exact model, so thought I'd ask the experts. Is this legit, a refurb, a frankenwatch, or a fake? Any help is very much appreciated!


    No serial# provided

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OMEGA-SEAM...m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
     
  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Feb 10, 2019

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    I'm very wary of black dialed Genèves and Seamasters, however, at first glance it looks OK, but that's only based on the low quality photos.

    For a qualified assessment, you need to show good, clear, well lit shots of the movement, inside caseback and dial.
    Preferably all taken from as close to centre and with the watch parallel to the camera/focal plane.
     
  3. RonnyWatch

    RonnyWatch Feb 11, 2019

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    Is this particular piece in the Omega vintage archive? I couldn't locate it and that's what raised a red flag in my mind.
     
  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 11, 2019

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    Looks like a ref 135.011, a very common reference.

    Price paid was high regardless of the black dial, original or not, can't say from the photos.
     
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  5. RonnyWatch

    RonnyWatch Feb 21, 2019

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    Just had the watch opened by a watchmaker. He's not an Omega specialist but he said it looked genuine. The seal was dry rotted and will need replacement.

    @x50 XJR, you were spot on, it is a 135.011. Sr number indicates a 1968 model.
     
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 21, 2019

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    The watch is real, there was never a question about that. The question is if the dial left the factory looking like that, which greatly affects collectors value.