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  1. skipper

    skipper Jan 10, 2019

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    Looking to get my wife a vintage Omega, and really like the look of these smaller (ladies?) size SM 120's, at 31mm I think it will sit very well on her small wrist.

    However, they are like hens teeth, and I'm struggling to find a nice one. There are currently two on ebay, price wise not sure, probably a bit on the steep side (the buy it now one), but seeing as they seem so rare, perhaps that's where it's at right now?

    Anyway, any views, + or - would be greatly appreciated,

    First one, looks nice on first glance, but hands don't look right to me, far too short and no luminous strip, and the bezel inlay looks in suspiciously good shape...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/omega-La...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Second one looks good too, bit pricey perhaps? I don't know, you tell me. Hands look right on this one, and the bezel inlay looks more like I'd expect it to at 50 yrs old. Only the dial lume markers look a bit wrong to me, almost 'fuzzy'...? Thoughts?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vin...m=223308594212&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

    Thanks.
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jan 10, 2019

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    Don't be lazy, post photos, not links. Make it easy for those whose help you're asking for.
     
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  3. skipper

    skipper Jan 10, 2019

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    I am a complete luddite when it comes to anything IT, but I will take a look on the laptop tomorrow. I'll figure it out somehow, I'm sure.
     
  4. airansun

    airansun Jan 10, 2019

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    Thirty seconds...

    2C5F7351-10DB-415B-9487-F14BC3E9A241.jpeg 3BF72C57-7BC6-4561-8598-A04A97AC6C6A.jpeg

    The important ones.

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    Are those hands original?
     
  5. airansun

    airansun Jan 10, 2019

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    And the second one, which I like better

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    I’d jump on the second one, but I have no expertise on these.
     
  6. skipper

    skipper Jan 10, 2019

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    Thank you for showing the pics and for your opinion, can you share with my why you prefer it? Is it just the hands, or are there other alarm bells with the first one?
     
  7. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Jan 10, 2019

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  8. skipper

    skipper Jan 10, 2019

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    Interesting... I didn't think you had to worry so much about fakes with these smaller ladies watches. Every day's a school day, it seems. Thank you.
     
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  9. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 10, 2019

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    And on what basis do you draw this conclusion?
     
  10. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Jan 10, 2019

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    On looking at the dial and the case.
     
  11. airansun

    airansun Jan 10, 2019

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    Well, speaking for myself, the first watch — the parts don’t seem to go together to my eyes. The bezel and hands are big stand outs, but the whole thing seems recently gathered.

    The second watch feels, to me, right. The parts all look like they’ve been together since the outset. It looks more authentic to my eye.

    I am concerned about the lugs on the second watch though.

    Maybe this lesson is that more studying is required before hitting buy it now, at least for me...
     
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  12. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Jan 10, 2019

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    Same with me.
     
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  13. airansun

    airansun Jan 10, 2019

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    Oh, and most importantly:

    We haven’t even seen any movement shots!

    I rarely buy anything without a movement shot.
     
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  14. KAP

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  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 10, 2019

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    How about this one?

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  16. airansun

    airansun Jan 10, 2019

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    @X350 XJR :

    ::love::

    Oh, I’d definitely go over $1,000 for that one. Very nice.
     
  17. OMEGuy

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  18. skipper

    skipper Jan 11, 2019

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    Thanks for your thoughts, it's early days obviously, so I won't be jumping at the first example I find, and would much rather buy off OF, WUS etc etc, but these aren't a Connie or a Speedy, very few ever seem to come up for sale.

    Anyway, what is the concern with the lugs on the second example? Shape / over polished,or general wear? Or repro case perhaps?
     
  19. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jan 11, 2019

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    I much prefer the 566.024 as they are somewhat funkier. This looks about right at first glance and I'd expect it to sell. Shame about the dent on the top lug but it's not clear to me if it is significant. Will need a service like all of them, regardless of the advert.

    I'd be tempted if my wife didn't already have this one.

    Cheers, Chris
     
  20. skipper

    skipper Jan 11, 2019

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    Yeah I like that too, very much, very pleasing design. Will add that to my search list.