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  1. imt58

    imt58 Nov 26, 2014

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    I have a 1978 Cal. 1012 with Birmingham hallmarks which is spotless: P1020262 (1024x768).jpg
    and have seen a 1958 Birmingham hallmarked Omega at a reputable dealer. Can't really justify both is the 58 a better long term keeper (my birth year)? Apologies in advance for the poor pics. 1958 Omega.jpg
    Asking price 895 GBP. I've seen inside the watch and it's all clean. Kept in a draw since the 70's following death of a ladies father. Cleaned and serviced. British Dennison case.

    Sorry for taking not giving again but you guys have so much more knowledge.
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Nov 26, 2014

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    I think the 9ct from 1958 is a redial. That ends the discussion for me - original trumps refinished EVERY day.
     
  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 26, 2014

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    +1 on original vs refinish.
     
  4. imt58

    imt58 Nov 26, 2014

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    Thanks, I agree with the sentiment wholeheartedly which is why I pushed him on how clean it is.
     
  5. John R Smith

    John R Smith Nov 26, 2014

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    Those Dennisons with a 26x movement and the 9ct case fetch around £500 when in good original condition. Even if it was perfect, the asking price is way too high.
     
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  6. imt58

    imt58 Nov 26, 2014

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    Thanks.
     
  7. imt58

    imt58 Nov 26, 2014

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  8. John R Smith

    John R Smith Nov 27, 2014

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    Edited Nov 27, 2014
  9. imt58

    imt58 Nov 27, 2014

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    I wholeheartedly agree that all their prices are outrageous.
     
  10. imt58

    imt58 Nov 27, 2014

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    Thanks. To help me learn what gives it away as a redial? Previous posts have shown that some very old watches can have almost new looking dials; is it something else i.e.numerals, Omega script etc?
     
  11. John R Smith

    John R Smith Nov 27, 2014

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    If it helps, here is my Dennison 9k cal 267 from 1959. I purchased this for £475 GBP, and sold it a few months ago for £495 GBP in an open no-reserve eBay auction.

    Omega cal 267-10.jpg
     
  12. imt58

    imt58 Nov 27, 2014

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    If you find a 1958 in such good nick please message me. Thank you, it's a great watch.
     
  13. mozambique

    mozambique Nov 30, 2014

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    Were you able to make a decision?
     
  14. imt58

    imt58 Dec 1, 2014

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    Stuck with my 78, a really nice clean watch and my first Omega.
    Also price a bit high and not auto. Still watching out and it doesn't need to be an Omega. There's an interesting J.W.Benson on flea bay at present but has a very unfortunate scratch on the face.