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  1. Walrus

    Walrus May 10, 2019

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    Hello came across this. I think it’s 564 caliber or that is written on the movement. I have no idea what year it is, I’d guess 70’s or early eighties. The place is asking 400 usd I don’t know if they will budge. Been searching chrono found something looking similar but not exact. Any of you experts have any idea.
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  2. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF May 10, 2019

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    Probably closer to 1966 or 67. $400 sounds OK. Kinda hard to go on the one picture.
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 10, 2019

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    Appears to have it's original brick link bracelet which is a $100+ piece by itself, so based on the single provided photo $400 seems fine. Figure in another $150 or so for a service.
     
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  4. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 10, 2019

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    Mine says hi.
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    $400 is a great price if it’s keeping time and the bracelet fits (links are not easy to come by). I paid $800 and it was worth every penny. See if you can get them down to $350 for shits and giggles and if they don’t budge, so the $400. Then check back here for recommendations on where to take/send it for service.
    Edit-I paid $735-even better!
     
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  5. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 10, 2019

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    Oh, and it looks like you have the wrong crown but that’s not a big deal.
     
  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 10, 2019

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    Crown is correct for this one, indicating it's probably a caliber 561.
     
  7. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 10, 2019

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    Great looking watch JwRosenthal.
     
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  8. Walrus

    Walrus May 10, 2019

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    Oh snap thanks guys I have a pic of it open one set of numbers was 564 good news it was just serviced which will save some money. Bad new is crystal has been replaced so I doubt very much with the original. Don’t know how how that will effect value. Def point for me to negotiate down but if he shows it’s just been serviced that would help
     
  9. Walrus

    Walrus May 10, 2019

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    And I have no idea about links yet. Going down Monday. I imagine only enough to fit whoever last wore it and thanks I was really looking for info



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  10. Walrus

    Walrus May 10, 2019

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    Damn I really like that dial on yours. Looks better than the white. How is the power reserve on yours after service.
     
  11. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 11, 2019

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    Crystals get replaced all the time, they’re relatively cheap, doesn’t usually affect value except to the truly anal.
     
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  12. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 11, 2019

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    The slate dial is pretty uncommon, that’s why I paid a premium for it. Got it from a member here who will miss it I’m sure ;)

    Power reserve is about 2 days, I can wear it Friday and it’s still running on Sunday-never really timed it out.
    It’s a lot of watch for $400 and if it was serviced, it’s a no-brainer. You won’t lose money in it. And even if the bracelet is short, you can throw it on a strap while you hunt for another link.
    The c case Connie’s fly under the radar imo. They aren’t the piepan’s that are so popular these days (for good reason), and the shape evokes a love or hate response.
    I frankly love it’s clean modern shape and applaud Omega for making style choices like this when Rolex was still beating their oyster case to death (and still are).
    As far as a time keeping device- it’s a Constellation, it doesn’t get much better
     
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  13. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 11, 2019

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    For a "freshly serviced" watch the movement is very dirty...I would take the service claim with a large grain of salt.
     
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  14. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 11, 2019

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    True-and I’m not seeing a fresh seal in that case. I would question the service and try to knock them down- offer $300 and use the difference towards a proper service. If your into this for $5-600 after the dust settles, you still have an awesome watch...as long as you love it. If you are on the fence for the white dial and style, then walk.
     
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  15. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF May 11, 2019

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    As @Archer noted, this movement looks filthy - skungy prints all over the rotor. And WTF??? is that S/N and "Made In China"???
     
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  16. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 11, 2019

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    Lol!!! I don’t know what that last picture is- looks like conduit
     
  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 11, 2019

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    Hey, don’t scare @Walrus . It looks like a decent buy for $400 (or less if you can knock them down). I would have it serviced for good measure but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it for a little bit and get a feel for it. Now if it were $800 I would say pass
     
  18. Walrus

    Walrus May 12, 2019

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    Good point. I can’t say for sure if he has had those pictures around pre service. I’m going tomorrow with cash in my pocket. He did say he had a watch guy “service” it but he also mentioned authenticate it. Maybe he confused the two or the service was done during authentication when he opened it. Let me ask you guys this. I have two local guys who have been watch makers for 30 years. I had one of them recently do a rado for me, I know it’s just a rado but it’s so ugly I really like it. After service it has over 24 hr power reserve prior I was lucky to get 12

    Now if it is BS and hasn’t been serviced I can get one of these two guys to do it much cheaper than sending it to Omega. Sending it to omega would cost 3 times the cost of the watch. What do you guys do with your omegas I got a dynamic and this one if I choose to get it. You feel safe with guys you know have done omega, Rolex etc or do always send them to omega
     
  19. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 12, 2019

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    Never send a vintage watch to Omega, they will destroy any collector value in “making it like new” again, this includes replacing hands, dials, polishing the case-etc. Any competent watchmaker can do a service on it.
     
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  20. Walrus

    Walrus May 15, 2019

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    Hey I have a lesson/ warning for new people like me who are new and eager to purchase a new omega. Well used in this case. As showed in the above thread I purchased the omega. I put up the same pic here again but I went to the shop, had it opened and the movement was clear gears looked good etc. running well. It was listed at 400 I got him down to 375. I brought it to the shop today so they could give it a look over. There are a few spots on the dial of patina or as people like to say (patina) the issue I have is when I got it home only the second hand was moving. My hope is that things are a little loose as it was running but I guess it got jostled around. Either that or I’m screwed, payed 375 and it’s gonna need major work. I wish I took a pic when the case was open as it was clean b all the gears looked good but I am a very long way from being able to diagnose by eye. 9C2D1B4C-696F-4A53-951E-2E94C954C6F0.jpeg