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  1. DavidS

    DavidS Oct 26, 2013

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    Hi everybody,

    I just joined this forum and would like your input on a watch I've had for about 5 years. I bought it from a seller I trust, with plans to wear it to the office on occasion (I have several vintage watches and like to "mix it up" on the wrist during the week). Anyhow, when it arrived it looked so clean it went into the box and has been on my wrist only a few times.

    I am interested in everyone's thoughts as to condition and originality. The crown should probably be a deca and may have been replaced, though I have seen many examples of the same case with the same knurled crown. Anyhow, please let me know your thoughts on that issue and the originality in general. Also, I have no plans to sell this watch. But it has been a few years since I dipped my toe into the market and I am wondering about the value today.

    Pics attached. The photo of the movement does not show the s/n but according to my records at the time of purchase it dates to the case. The buckle is not shown but is a replacement and was described as such by the seller.

    Thanks in advance for the comments.
     
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  2. DavidS

    DavidS Oct 26, 2013

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    I just realized that I posted this to the "General Discussion" forum. I had intended to post to the "Vintage" forum. If one of the moderators would be kind enough to move it over (or tell me how to), I would be very grateful.

    Sorry, first time posting.
     
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  3. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 26, 2013

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    Moved.

    Nice watch, too.
     
  4. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 26, 2013

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    The "rounded edge Pie Pan" is correct for the 168004, that hidden crown and the 561 are also correct. Nothing to worry.about.

    Looks like the dial is 18K gold

    Nice watch.
     
  5. DavidS

    DavidS Oct 26, 2013

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    Thanks for moving this over LouS and for the compliment. Hoipolloi, you are right about the dial - good eye. I forgot to mention that the dial was described as 18k as well, with rhodium and onyx markers.

    This is all very helpful to me, and I do appreciate the responses.
     
  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 26, 2013

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    Did you ask about today market value? about 3000 USD to 3.500 USD
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Oct 26, 2013

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    Is that the larger 36 mm case, or am I thinking of the 168.0010?
     
  8. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 26, 2013

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    168004 and 168010 are the same size, dials and movements are interchangeable (we can tell if they were swapped)

    the differences are

    the lugs, 18mm for 004 and 19mm for 010.

    Lugs of 010 are bigger

    The crown of 004 hidden completely into the case