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Vintage Speedy help. Can anybody tell me what this might be?

  1. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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    Found this strange glob of Red goo on my vintage Speedy's caseback...
    Can anybody tell me what this is?

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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 20, 2017

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    Someone put the wrong gasket in maybe?
     
  3. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 20, 2017

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    Lipstick or fingernail polish? My 5513 had some lipstick on the bezel insert.
     
  4. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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    I don't think so...
     
  5. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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  6. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jun 20, 2017

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    Mr Spock is probably best suited to answer this question.
     
  7. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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    Nahhh,
    Here, I'll help you out a little..

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  8. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Jun 20, 2017

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    Up to around 2014, Omega put a bit of red wax or paint on the seam that would show if someone had removed the caseback.
     
  9. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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    [​IMG]

    This one's just a tad older than 2014 though...
    Here's the back:
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  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 20, 2017

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    So why were you asking for help if you already knew?
     
  11. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 20, 2017

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    You guys are no fun....::confused2:: ::facepalm2::
     
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  12. TwistedVicar

    TwistedVicar Jun 21, 2017

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    I doubt very much that it is the original red wax from Omega.

    What's the age of the watch?
     
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  13. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 21, 2017

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    About 50 years old give or take...
    You think it's not the original wax seal?
     
  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 21, 2017

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    It might be or might not be, its one of the easiest things you can apply to a watch to increase its perceived value and there are literally dozens of threads on this site about it in the past and a few about it being re-applied to watches by third parties.
     
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  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 21, 2017

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  16. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 21, 2017

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    Wow, people on here are cynical beyond belief...
    The levels of skepticism are staggering..

    I don't know..
    The man in the Brown truck dropped this off on my doorstep today...

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  17. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 21, 2017

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    Skepticism is healthy, especially in the current climate of vintage watches. Not entirely sure why you felt the need to link to a definition on google though.
     
  18. ndgal

    ndgal Jun 21, 2017

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    Seems like it's handed here in high doses though...
    Anyway, thought I'd share my new grail in a fun way... But Seems like most around here are way too jaded...
     
  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 21, 2017

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    Look its a nice watch, congrats and enjoy it
     
  20. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jun 21, 2017

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    Sure is one helluva a nice watch.

    Bracelet is probably not original tot the watch, but still a good looking option.
     
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