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  1. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector May 13, 2013

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  2. Lex4TDI4Life

    Lex4TDI4Life May 13, 2013

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    Comment removed for my sheer ignorance :oops:
     
  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 13, 2013

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    Dial definitely original radium and not repainted. Hands to me are ok for even the mid 2913s though could just as well have been replaced. Bezel original (and the uncommon countdown one) but has some loss in the lower part. Caseback not in good shape with the back being altered. Overall a decent if imperfect example - better than many of the 2913s being sold out there.
     
  4. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector May 13, 2013

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    I thought the dial looked fine just the reference to the hands being replaced IMO as that hand series from what I remember came out much a little later on in the 2913-8 and with the 14755. As 2913-5 should have the broad arrow hands or am I incorrect? (not an expert).
     
  5. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 13, 2013

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    I think for the earliest 2913s - up to maybe the -3 it should be broad arrow. I believe the mid to late 2913s could have these hands or full dauphine to be ok. And the -8 in some instances had the straight lumed hands more commonly seen in the later sm300s.
     
  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur May 13, 2013

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    that sweep second hand is not from Omega
     
  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 13, 2013

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    That was quick - someone here get the watch? I thought the original asking price was reasonable already.
     
  8. Melhadary

    Melhadary May 13, 2013

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    Yup!
    I thought I was fast in snatching that one, but looking at this thread, I'm surprised!
     
  9. Melhadary

    Melhadary May 13, 2013

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    Is this a military engraving? Anyone aware of or seen this code and knows whats the source or which country it belongs to?
    DSC_0882.JPG
     
  10. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 13, 2013

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    Not military AFAIK. Looks like someone engraved the movement number in the caseback.
     
  11. seamonster

    seamonster Respectable Member May 14, 2013

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    Respectable Member Melhadary

    Worry not, it is still an impressive watch.

    Thank-you.
     
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  12. Melhadary

    Melhadary May 14, 2013

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    Never occurred to me! It does seem to be the movement number. Very curious.... :cautious:
    I need to look into that!
     
  13. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe May 14, 2013

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    Congrats........a beauty snatch. DIBS please.
     
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  14. Melhadary

    Melhadary May 14, 2013

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    Thnx Privateday7!

    It's long lost brother SM 14755 I have won't like to hear that, but your DIBS has been enlisted with me, so no worries :p
     
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  15. kox

    kox May 14, 2013

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    Congrats on the quick catch. My 2 cents:

    Dial: as stated, correct and with nice radium lume. Really nice!

    Hands: as stated, correct type for a middle/late type 2913. Broad arrow hands only on the 1-4. Lume does not seem to be radium - as it should be, but either later tritium or relumed. Those hands were also used on 14755, perhaps 165.014 and perhaps early 165.024. All of which also were produced with tritium materials. Would be nice to see a night shot if possible? The second hand is ok. Should be straight unlumed ones on the 2913.

    Case: nice condition, but somwhat polished over... especially the back of the lugs

    Bezel: the hard part. On first sight seems correct. Font correct and bezel shows aging and piting and bezel edge don't seem polished. So not a recent redone anyway. Only concern is that the shape of the inlay seems to be straight/"filled" and not concave as should be. The numbers should also "bend" in a concave slope of the inlay/"insert". But really need pictures in the right angel to confirm and have it in hand to compare with others. So would give it the benefit of the doubt:) However! the count down bezel should only be on the first subreferences, i.e. 1-3 or so...so a bit off here - perhaps hmm.

    Caseback: well, clearly markings have been polished of and movement no. engraved (and matching number it is). Why? well, most certainly not something a normal customer would do/demand. Military? Not likely with no military ID whatsoever. Some other industrial player (dive company or), perhaps. Or perhaps a demo watch (not prototype IMO) of some sort. Extract from Omega could share some light on the delivery.

    Enjoy, still very nice and special!
     
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  16. Melhadary

    Melhadary May 15, 2013

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    Thanks Kim, very much appreciate your opinion! :)