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  1. htiek

    htiek Mar 22, 2017

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  2. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Mar 22, 2017

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    I does look fantastic, but the dial is a fresh repaint! If its what you like go for it.
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 22, 2017

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    Yes, that watch didn't leave the factory looking like that.

    That's what I call a fantasy dial.
     
  4. htiek

    htiek Mar 22, 2017

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    I think I'm okay with the dial. Is the rest genuine?
     
  5. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 22, 2017

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    The rest is genuine, however it looks like it needs a service as the regulator is retarded too much.
    This is done to slow it down as the movement is tired and can't put full power to the balance therefore it does smaller faster oscillations, thus making the watch run fast.

    The movement looks tired and worn and is missing a case screw.

    I wouldn't touch it.
     
  6. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Mar 22, 2017

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    The crown seems to be a replacement.
     
  7. htiek

    htiek Mar 22, 2017

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    Definitely things I'd never catch. Thanks very much for the feedback everyone!
     
  8. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Mar 22, 2017

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  9. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 22, 2017

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    Yep, it's the latest fashion in vintage. HUGE crowns.

    ;)

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  10. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 23, 2017

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    Reference 2495 was never a Seamaster nor was it a screw back case.

    As I see it the OPs watch is a counterfeit except for the movement, case, dial and all.
     
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  11. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 23, 2017

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    That is concerning. I must admit I didn't do any research after I saw the dial and movement.

    I've seen many of the older "Seamaster" fakes with AS movements etc, but they were blatant fakes.
    This is more concerning in that the whole case assembly is a fake, and I'm sure the makers just didn't do a one-off but a whole run to be stamped with whatever reference they like.

    Another trap for the unwary.
     
  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 23, 2017

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    Looking at the caseback it's now easy to see how shitty it is compared to a real one.

    Fake

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    Real
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