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Vintage Omega Electronic Chronometer 300hz

  1. dfkafka

    dfkafka Nov 17, 2014

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    I am really considering buying this watch and I just wanted some second opinions on it. Everything to me looks to be in order although I don't believe the crown is correct. Also I don't see any serial numbers on the bracelet so I am not sure if it is original or not.

    Is this watch worth it or could it be a Frankenwatch?

    Thanks for any and all advice.

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  2. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Nov 17, 2014

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    The crown is incorrect but otherwise the watch seems to be fine. What would make you think this is a franken watch?
    I like the f300 watches and have a few examples. Keep in mind that there are only a limited number of individuals willing to work on these. Many of the parts are NLA, so if you need a replacement part you typically have to find a working donor movement.
     
  3. dfkafka

    dfkafka Nov 17, 2014

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    Thanks.

    I actually own a f300 Constellation and I know what you mean about the servicing. So far I've never had any major problems and fingers crossed I don't run into any. Well my concerns were about the crown not being correct and the bracelet not being a real Omega. I guess frankenwatch wasn't the right term, haha. Also do you know if the back case is correct? I am pretty sure that it is but I am not 100%

    If I am not mistake you can often use pieces out of Accutrons for repair to these Omegas?
     
  4. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Nov 22, 2014

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    I own two f300 omega watches .One of them needs some service . Found out much about them on the internet . You can find a lot of new parts for them . Their is a company in Germany doing new date rings in metal . They also have a lot of other parts for the f300 watches . Their is also a comapny doing repairs on the "hummers" in Great Britain . Great watch btw .
     
  5. Sherbie

    Sherbie Nov 22, 2014

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    Hi there, your watch is completely genuine, including case back ( although pitted), and second hand ( the second hand only just reaches the hour markers, and not the chapter ring). I have the stainless steel version, and currently is losing 2s per day, over the past month. Paul at electric watches on the south coast ( brighton area from memory) can service these, and does a brilliant job ( he has done two of mine in the past year)

    Good catch, cheers, paul