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With a painted dial, is it military, pre seamaster or just plain Jane Jim?

  1. diplomat

    diplomat Mar 24, 2019

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    This is my accidental Omega. I like pocket watches and to me a fancy wristwatch is spelled Seiko. I found this Omega on an online auction with bidding ending soon at $150 and thought “no Omega is gonna sell for less than $300!” So bid I did and sho nuff, it ended for less and now it’s mine. Now a friend of mine wants it baaad, so I took it to my watchmaker for a quick once over and a ride on the timegrapher before I sell it,) or not. After a hearty thanks and payment made, I’m almost out the door and Mr watchmaker says, “...don’t know it’s value but definitely worth more than $200 and maybe a lot more, might be rare?”
    I’m not hoping for rare but do like to make informed decisions, and that is why I’m here, hoping for input as to what model, if there is one and possibly value. Thanks in advance, Matt

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  2. S.H.

    S.H. Mar 24, 2019

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    Military, I doubt it. Wrong crown, I'm guessing small size (32mm?), degraded dial and probably need a service: 150$ why not but not more imho. Maybe it is the pictures but I fear the dial will never be pretty, and dial quality is paramount for value. If he's your friend, give it to him or sell it for what you paid... The model/case reference in on the caseback usually, you'd need that for complete identification. Archive Extract may cost what the watch is worth I think.

    Also, everybody is getting greedy now? All it takes is an omega logo? “no Omega is gonna sell for less than $300!” ...don’t know it’s value but definitely worth more than $200 and maybe a lot more, might be rare?” :cautious:::facepalm2::
     
  3. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Mar 24, 2019

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    Looks 35 mm to me. I like the dial and would pay $400 for it.(after checking the info on case back)
     
  4. diplomat

    diplomat Mar 24, 2019

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    The case measures 33mm. The case back markings are shown below. 7A59A3C2-933D-4FA5-AE42-4D10E5ECBE58.jpeg 62D68F34-D875-402C-B0DA-B1E9C1B11141.jpeg
     
  5. S.H.

    S.H. Mar 24, 2019

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    FYI, 371 is the caliber number (the "type" of movement roughly speaking), 2364-1 is the reference number of the whole model and the 8 digit number is the serial number. To estimate the value try searching by the reference number. To estimate the production date or submit and extract, use the serial number.
     
  6. diplomat

    diplomat Mar 24, 2019

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    Thanks! Made between 1947 and 1950. I’ll dig some more and see what info model 2364-1 yields.
     
  7. diplomat

    diplomat Mar 24, 2019

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    I’ve had no luck finding any mention of this model 2364-1 or what that translates to. I found a 2364-6 which was a similarly sized watch with a second hand subdial.
     
  8. aprax

    aprax Mar 25, 2019

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    Edited Mar 25, 2019
  9. diplomat

    diplomat Mar 25, 2019

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    Thank you! I did try good ol google several different times and not once did I come across that! Apparently my google is set to Texas only? The dial is different and that suggests a different model to me but as this was my first Omega, I’m still learning. “Was” since I’ve now picked up another. Woohoo!

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