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SMP 2531.80 - Want to double check that it's real

  1. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 5, 2020

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    Hello all,

    I bought this off of a reputable seller on reddit and it seems real, but you can never be too sure. It's my first "nice" watch so I want to be really sure.
     
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  2. Tet

    Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it Jun 5, 2020

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    Looks fine to me, always nice to see a movement shot but guessing you don't have tools to open the caseback so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Congrats on your first nice watch.
     
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  3. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 5, 2020

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    Great! I actually regulated the movement myself to -1 a day. I can take a movement shot!
     
  4. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 5, 2020

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    Here are some movement photos
     
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  5. guwipa

    guwipa Jun 6, 2020

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    Gorgeous last series 2531ish with SL and holograph on the caseback. I wish I had one but hard to hunt these days.

    Congrats to it and wear it in health!!
     
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  6. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 6, 2020

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    Thanks :)
     
  7. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 27, 2020

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    May be a dumb question, but what is an SL and holograph? Is that the anti fake mark?
     
  8. vitriol

    vitriol Jun 27, 2020

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    SL = Super Luminova.
    Holograph is what we usually call Omega Globe/World logo etched on the case back.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/omega-world-logo-582696.html

    Those two things indicate your watch is a late production 25315000
     
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  9. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 27, 2020

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  10. Mattjames84

    Mattjames84 Jun 27, 2020

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    Isnt the dial supposed to say automatic? I thought only the quartz one didnt include automatic on the dial
     
  11. ChiefMark

    ChiefMark Jun 27, 2020

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    Nope. The quartz watches don’t say “chronometer.”
     
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  12. Mattjames84

    Mattjames84 Jun 27, 2020

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    Ahhhhhh ok
     
  13. Socks

    Socks Jun 28, 2020 1:31am

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    Looks good. Hello from mine. The 1503 strap is a real heavyweight.
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  14. killer67

    killer67 Jun 28, 2020 1:35am

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    Looks legit to me
     
  15. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 28, 2020 4:21am

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    Holograph? Is that a new scientific discovery, or just a new made-up word.
     
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  16. janice&fred

    janice&fred Jun 28, 2020 5:27am

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    Since the watch was opened and the movement thoroughly viewed and regulated, I am just curious as to how the OP might have had any suspicion the watch could be a fake?
     
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  17. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 28, 2020 8:48am

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    The serial number on the movement appears to be 80639869...

    Serial number: 80639869
    Article ref: 25318000
     
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  18. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 28, 2020 10:31am

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    I don't know much about verifying authenticity or what to look for. It's my first expensive watch and I just wanted to make sure.
     
  19. YoHonJoe

    YoHonJoe Jun 28, 2020 10:32am

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  20. vitriol

    vitriol Jun 29, 2020 4:20am

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    @guwipa do you know the origin? :)