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  1. OmegaRock Jun 25, 2013

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    I am new to this forum and thank you all for any enlightenment you can provide. When it comes to vintage Omega watches I only know what I have learned while perusing the forums here over the last week or so. I have a Seamaster from my Father's estate. I have been trying to reference through photos for about a month with no success. As you will see from the photos provided It is in poor condition and I stupidly broke the crown from the stem. Please tell me all you can about the watch, is it a hopeless case or worth restoring?
     
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  2. NT931 Jun 25, 2013

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    Hi and welcome. Did you manage to attach the photos? They're missing. You'll need to attach them via the camera icon.
     
  3. OmegaRock Jun 25, 2013

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    Must have done something wrong. I'll try again.
     
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  5. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jun 25, 2013

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    Sorry to say this is a complete fake, which is why you have been unable to find any information about it.
     
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  6. ulackfocus Jun 25, 2013

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    These fakes are getting to be an epidemic!
     
  7. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2013

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    These fake Omegas were the fake Rolexes of their day back in the early sixty's, ubiquitous.
     
  8. Hijak Jun 29, 2013

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    Didn't know Omegas were faked that long ago...thought that was a more modern thing. That logo on the crown is not even close to centered, among other things, they weren't trying very hard were they...
     
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  10. JimInOz іди нахуй Jun 29, 2013

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    Yes, the fakes have been around for quite a long time, it probably started to get momentum in the 60s.

    Here's one that I grabbed at the last minute while finishing a wee dram :rolleyes:


    I've convinced myself that I bought it to use as a "fake reference" :D

    F0.jpg F2.jpg F1.jpg
     
  11. Hijak Jun 29, 2013

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    Very interesting article. Popular Science, this brings back memories...my dad always had these around the house when I was a kid. As I scrolled through the pages I ran into an ad for the 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix, that was the first car I owned. Its funny to see the two engines that car came with, the 400ci V8 was the small one.
     
  12. Hijak Jun 29, 2013

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    In the movement picture I think i can see three jewels...in the Popular Science article they mentioned that most of the fakes had a one jewel movement. At least you purchased a better quality fake...
     
  13. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 30, 2013

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    Fakes go back farther than the 1960's and 70's. When US made pocket watches were very high quality and basically the best you could buy, the Swiss used to make fakes of them. Commonly called "Swiss fakes" in the pocket watch collector communities...they were made as far back as the late 19th century...

    Cheers, Al
     
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  14. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 30, 2013

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    Say it ain't so Joe :p
     
  15. ulackfocus Jun 30, 2013

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    Puh - leeez! That thing doesn't even say ANTIMAGNETIC! How could anyone fall for a Seamaster that doesn't have ANTIMAGNETIC on the dial? :D
     
  16. Hijak Jun 30, 2013

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    WOW mine is a fake then...

    Seamaster 600, 1.JPG
     
  17. brunocorgi Apr 10, 2014

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    Hi all

    may I know if this is a fake if it does not have an embossed seamaster logo on the back of the watch?

    thanks
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  18. dan7800 Apr 10, 2014

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    Beautiful
     
  19. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Apr 10, 2014

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    Appears genuine based on your very small photos.

    Seamaster logo backs did not appear until ca 1958.
     
  20. Hijak Apr 10, 2014

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    Thanks Dan.:)