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  1. shah@123

    shah@123 Feb 14, 2020

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    Hi please find the below watch - From my research it is cal 342 ST 135 0007 serial number.

    I am not able to find the exact watch dial from my research.

    Couple of questions

    1. Is the watch the real deal and if so how do you rate the condition? are there issues like dial redone etc that you see
    2. Is this good watch to be the first one being soo old like the 1940s
     
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  2. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Feb 14, 2020

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    Nice.
     
  3. Syrte

    Syrte Feb 14, 2020

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    The dial’s refinished. So not a good watch if you’re looking for a collectable one.
     
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  4. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Feb 14, 2020

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    Redial with rotor replaced and wrong crown......
    Good parts watch with intrinsic value but I would test the gold content.
    I feel it's a genuine case, just a watch that has had some work.

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  5. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Feb 14, 2020

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    Don't mean to be sexist but I couldn't get Siegfried and Roy to load.
     
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  6. Dan S

    Dan S Feb 14, 2020

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    Yes, the dial has been repainted and the movement appears to have a "rotor" replaced from a different movement. The dial is probably the bigger issue for the OP. If the OP wants a gold Omega at a good price, the 9k Dennison-cased watches can be a good value.
     
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  7. shah@123

    shah@123 Feb 14, 2020

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    Thanks for your input - this helped me decide this aint the watch for me
     
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  8. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 14, 2020

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    I thikn that's a wise decision :thumbsup:
     
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  9. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 14, 2020

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    Roy said the same about Siegfried. ::rimshot::
     
  10. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Feb 14, 2020

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    Funnier than all get out.. but oh, so wrong!
    I'm ashamed that I like this so much.
     
  11. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Feb 14, 2020

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    It could actually be a great parts watch in the right circumstances.
     
  12. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 14, 2020

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  13. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 14, 2020

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    Aside from the movement likely being a 28.10 and not a 342, it's an honest although subjective (aren't they all) description.

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  14. shah@123

    shah@123 Feb 15, 2020

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  15. DManzaluni

    DManzaluni Feb 15, 2020

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    Looks like a slightly later version of the watch my father bought from Evans Jewelers in Leeds in 1947. Omega later bastardised it with a new dial and hands when it went in for a service! (I am still looking to buy the original dial with arabic numerals)

    The bidding looks heavily shilled, though I got a good price for a cushion form trench Omega with a Dennison case last week without needing to shill anything!