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  1. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 19, 2013

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    All I can tell you is that I'd rather have Neptune in his seahorse quadriga than the outline of the petro-sheikdoms.
     
  2. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 19, 2013

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    That's probably why the neptune omega is $260,000 and this one isn't selling at $10k.
     
  3. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Aug 19, 2013

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    It went for a hammer price of £3,200 - so £3,891 including buyers premium and VAT on the premium. That would be about $5,830.
     
  4. AComplicatedLife

    AComplicatedLife Aug 23, 2013

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  5. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 23, 2013

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    UG cranked out a shitload of watches in the 2 - 3 year period after the war. The numbers on those papers and the back of the case would peg the production date to late 1947ish. So, a watch certificate from mid 1948 seems good.

    The font for the strike on the case back looks period correct. That's good. My only concern would be the strike looks a little too good but that could be because of shadowing and camera angle.

    Speak of: there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to UG's method of case stamping. Inside, outside, inside, outside. did it depend on the mood of the fabricator?

    Anyway, others here know more than me. Perhaps they'll chime in.


     
  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 2, 2013

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  7. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 2, 2013

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    that's one of the fakes. Look at the miserable casting quality with all the pitting of the case. Check the seller's feedback and you'll see he's sold at least a couple more May 19, 2013 and Feb 18, 2013. His other merchandise is highly suspect as well.
     
  8. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Sep 2, 2013

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    Nothing funny about that "strike." The numbers look extra embossed because some of them are filled up with polishing compound that was not removed from the watch case after the seller or his watchmaker polished it for sale.
     
  9. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 3, 2013

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  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 9, 2013

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  11. andy_s

    andy_s Sep 10, 2013

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    Not Ebay, but the Watches of Knightsbridge auction on the 21st has a few UGs, lots 452/3/4 on page 86 of the catalogue. Is that blue/grey/white dial under-valued...?

    Also on Chrono24
     
  12. papaebetu

    papaebetu Sep 10, 2013

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    Maybe one of two was showed here, some weeks ago, and bought in a bit....... :(
     
  13. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 10, 2013

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    Yes, but it's an auction lot, so that's not the sales price.
     
  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 11, 2013

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  15. andy_s

    andy_s Sep 11, 2013

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    Oh absolutely, I meant 'under-estimated' perhaps.


    O/T There's also a 5012 SAAF in that catalogue too, definitely not under-estimated, esp. with the 21% + 17.5%....
     
  16. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Sep 11, 2013

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  17. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 11, 2013

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    I'm not that familiar with these...it almost looks like this is missing the bezel, or is this how is should look?:unsure:
     
  18. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 12, 2013

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    Certainly looks like it, or a wrong size replacement.?
     
  19. AComplicatedLife

    AComplicatedLife Sep 12, 2013

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    Thanks for the response on my last post. Price seemed a little steep to me for such a small case.

    What do you guys think of this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/261283281130?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

    Anyone know of a way of telling if it is a 40's or 50's? Case look like it needs a bit of love, though it would be nice if the pictures were a bit clearer. 37.5mm case is one of the biggest I have seen though. Will have to take a look and see if he is including the crown in that measurement or not.
     
  20. bubawatch

    bubawatch Sep 13, 2013

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    Dear AComplicatedLife, itis a marriage!
    The case back shows the ref. 12296??
    Ciao
     
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