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  1. m84

    m84 Aug 29, 2018

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    Hi all, sorry for the cryptic ad title, but I recently came across this ad for an "Omega Antimagnetic 18k 2617", apparently in the hands of the owner's family for about "70 years"... ::book::

    I do not intend to buy it at all, but it caught my eye and i feel like getting in touch with the seller to see what's the story here.
    Is anything even correct or original in this watch at all? I mean, the movement seems to be an AS1123 (even with a signed bridge), the caseback is just all sorts of mangled and I don't recall seeing so many markings on the outside of one. Even the applied logo on the dial looks funny to me (nevermind the redial aspect of it all)...

    Thanks in advance for any input. :thumbsup:

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  2. Dan S

    Dan S Aug 29, 2018

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    Just looks like a common fake to me.
     
  3. Canuck

    Canuck Aug 29, 2018

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    Another dog from another town! There isn’t enough room here to tell you everything about this one that is wrong, wrong, wrong. The movement is a common as dirt A Schild caliber which would never ever have been used by Omega. There were millions of those produced, usually used in low end watches. Case back markings are meaningless as applied to this junker. Run, don’t walk!
     
  4. m84

    m84 Aug 29, 2018

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    another dog... what a great expression! :D
    Yeah dont worry, i wasnt even considering giving it a second thought, let alone buying it. I was really just curious if i was wrong in my judgement of this piece.
    If this is a 'legitimate' seller, i feel sorry for him as he probably thinks hes had something special in his hands all this time... Maybe originally it was an Omega, and with the years has been converted to what we see here, who knows!

    Cheers,
     
  5. Draven

    Draven Aug 29, 2018

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    Wow, I really don't know what to say about that one.

    Would love to know what the caseback is made of as it has really bad pitting and looks as if it was melted and mixed with god knows how many metals which did not take.
     
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  6. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Aug 29, 2018

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    Well it's not easy making an "antimagnetic" watch... :D
     
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  7. chipsotoole

    chipsotoole Aug 29, 2018

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    plain nasty...
     
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