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  1. ewand

    ewand Jul 8, 2015

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    I saw this watch come up for auction and it looks a bit iffy to me - [​IMG]

    The hands are obviously new, but the dial looks suspect - it's supposed to be a 2998-61 but it has T SWISS Ts and the markers by the 12 o'clock make me think it's a dial from a 105. The strap looks like it's probably after market too. Are there any other gotchas?
     
  2. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jul 8, 2015

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    Wrong dial, wrong hands and yes the bracelet is incorrect or at best has incorrect end links.
     
  3. ewand

    ewand Jul 8, 2015

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  4. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jul 8, 2015

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    If you get it for the estimate, absolutely.
     
  5. ewand

    ewand Jul 8, 2015

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    I seriously doubt it'll go for that ;-)
     
  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 8, 2015

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    A 2998-61 should have alpha hands, and that chrono second hand is wrong. Too short for one. The dial is wrong, shouldn't have T's.

    If you're looking for a keeper, this ain't it.
     
  7. E-diddy

    E-diddy Jul 8, 2015

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    this thread supposed to be about a 2998? ;)
     
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  8. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jul 8, 2015

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    Probably an assembly
     
  9. davidswiss

    davidswiss Jul 8, 2015

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    Movement number is 18946039 so looks correct, case and back may be ok so could be a decent parts buy if it's within the estimate.
    I can't help thinking, though, that an internet buyer will look at the picture of the case back, see 2998-61 and pay a lot of money.
     
  10. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 8, 2015

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    It's a decent parts buy at 3-4x the estimate!
     
  11. ewand

    ewand Jul 8, 2015

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    I think the case back looks to have been engraved so that's probably a write-off. I for one, will not be buying but it will be interesting to see what it goes for :)
     
  12. davidswiss

    davidswiss Jul 8, 2015

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    Really ?? I am surprised.
     
  13. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 8, 2015

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    Movement alone is already worth at least the upper limit of the estimate.
     
  14. cf999

    cf999 Jul 8, 2015

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    Dial is marked T Swiss Made T.......
     
  15. ewand

    ewand Jul 9, 2015

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    It should be, though I'm not quite sure what the serial number reads. Now that it looks like an assembly job, that could be a 321 of any vintage...
     
  16. davidswiss

    davidswiss Jul 9, 2015

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    No the number is 18946039 so makes it '61/'62 and looks correct.
     
  17. ewand

    ewand Jul 9, 2015

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    You've got better eyes than me then. To me, it could just as easily read 18742939, which would date the movement too early for a -61.
     
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  18. Geordie

    Geordie Jul 9, 2015

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    Are the hands dodgy on this pre-moon 2998-61 Thanks. Sorry the pic isnt great. and I know the bracelet is none omega.
    original.jpg
     
  19. ewand

    ewand Jul 9, 2015

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    Er, that's exactly the same watch as being discussed above :)
     
  20. Geordie

    Geordie Jul 9, 2015

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    I know my post was redirected.