Let's make this the ultimate newbie FAQ thread in which we answer all the question popping up daily. I just wonder why we don't have a stickied thread in which we answer all the question for the newbies who just sign up in order to get their watch identified and valued and who aren't ever seen actively ever since. It could be some kind of a F.A.Q. so we don't have to bother telling all those people each and every day the same thing. And they don't need to sign in and ask the same questions over and over again - Win - win! What do you think about it @Mods? The thread might look similar to like this: - how do I find out more about the model? -> take it to a watchmaker and let him open the caseback. On the inside, you will find the reference number and additional information about the model. Now google the ref.-number or try omegas database: http://www.omegawatches.com/de/planet-omega/heritage/vintage/ sometimes you'll have to add a 0 after the period, e.g. 111.046 = 111.0046 - How can I open my watch? Should I use pliers? -> NO, don't even think about it! Bring your watch to a watchmaker who will open it for little or no money. Now take pictures of the inside of the caseback and of the movement. And no, a jeweller isn't a watchmaker... - The caseback of my grandfather's Omega is blank on the outside. Does this mean it is a fake? -> Nope, not necessarily. - the local Omega boutique told me that my grandfather's watch is worth a fortune, at least a couple of ten thousands of USD. Can you help me out with assessing the value of my watch? Before you ask such a question, please make sure you found the reference number on the inside of your caseback. Then look up completed sales on ebay in order to get an idea. *... please add some more F.A.Q.s my dear fellow members* As I'm a relatively new member myself, I don't assume I might be the best one to create such a thread all alone. So please help out with more F.A.Q. and their answers! If we feel the thread might be complete, someone might create a stickied FAQ thread. Many thanks!