Buy or not and what is good price 😬….please help !

Being offered this omega but I’m a novice ! Please help and let me know if good/bad and fair price….thank you for any help 👍

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Vintage is a minefield and unless you can service it yourself it could get real expensive. Vintage parts are expensive and hard to source. Don't buy it for daily use because those old ones are delicate. If it works now it might not be that much past a good service to make it better.

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I'm not into vintage watches, so I can't offer much guidance, but I would suggest you check out the Omega Enthusiast web site if you're interested in vintage Omega. Prices seem a bit high, but most items appear to be in excellent condition. I'd personally rather pay a slight bit more and get a great example than "saving" money by buying something in rough shape. I can't vouch for the site, but if I ever did decide to start looking into vintage, I'd most likely end up purchasing from them.

https://www.omegaenthusiastltd.com/

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Thank you for your support

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OldSnafu

Vintage is a minefield and unless you can service it yourself it could get real expensive. Vintage parts are expensive and hard to source. Don't buy it for daily use because those old ones are delicate. If it works now it might not be that much past a good service to make it better.

Good advice …. Thank you

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Omega movements are usually very distinctive. Even in the 30's they were colorful.

I have real doubts about any of that one (dial, handset, case, movement, 15 jewels?).

The Omega Addict has a database. It is useful in times like this.

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Aurelian

Omega movements are usually very distinctive. Even in the 30's they were colorful.

I have real doubts about any of that one (dial, handset, case, movement, 15 jewels?).

The Omega Addict has a database. It is useful in times like this.

Thank you, I will check it … much appreciated

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  1. Research is the key here, I'm afraid your going to have to become an expert at this if you don't want to get stung. There's a lot of old fakes floating about out there, and there not modern fakes they're old fakes from the 40s n 50s and no doubt before. You can Google the movement numbers if that's a help,and please look up some stuff. I found a good article on WUS on how to spot a fake vintage omega,type it in the search bar,don't ask you'll get shouted at. It helped me with a freinds watch, actually had an early 50s French movt in it which I think is really cool, if its dirt cheap it's probably a fake, if not cheap beware do some homework. It might be what they termed a gas station fake it might be a genuine omega. Right I've just had a quick look and it could be a calibre 26.5 SOB from the 30s, but not guaranteed, but that's where I'd start my research. Seen 3 and all have the writing in different places on the movement so what's real and what's not is anybodies guess, see its a minefield. Good luck.

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Stricko
  1. Research is the key here, I'm afraid your going to have to become an expert at this if you don't want to get stung. There's a lot of old fakes floating about out there, and there not modern fakes they're old fakes from the 40s n 50s and no doubt before. You can Google the movement numbers if that's a help,and please look up some stuff. I found a good article on WUS on how to spot a fake vintage omega,type it in the search bar,don't ask you'll get shouted at. It helped me with a freinds watch, actually had an early 50s French movt in it which I think is really cool, if its dirt cheap it's probably a fake, if not cheap beware do some homework. It might be what they termed a gas station fake it might be a genuine omega. Right I've just had a quick look and it could be a calibre 26.5 SOB from the 30s, but not guaranteed, but that's where I'd start my research. Seen 3 and all have the writing in different places on the movement so what's real and what's not is anybodies guess, see its a minefield. Good luck.

Thank you for your time and research, I never thought I would need to become a detective this quick….apparently it is alleged to be 1920’s cushion …..I’ve been Googling and it is slow….I don’t want to miss out on a potential gem but don’t want to get stung either …. I need to spend some more time researching and maybe even decline the offer…..a good nights sleep may help…thank you again

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I wouldnt touch that with 39 1/2 foot pole ...

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Do you love the watch? Is it something you would enjoy wearing regardless of whether it is "real" or not? Because that is the amount you should pay.

I am not an Omega expert, but I look at a lot of vintage watches and this one looks very wrong to me. The case shape is sort of 1970's but the small seconds is more of a 40s-50s thing. The shiny markers look wrong. You have to understand that even if this is "authentic" if it has been messed with / re-dialed / had the movement swapped out that greatly decreases the value. So this would not be an ideal piece to look at as an "investment" if that's how you're viewing it. Can the seller give you a cal number or show you examples of a similar model?

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88MilesPerHour

Do you love the watch? Is it something you would enjoy wearing regardless of whether it is "real" or not? Because that is the amount you should pay.

I am not an Omega expert, but I look at a lot of vintage watches and this one looks very wrong to me. The case shape is sort of 1970's but the small seconds is more of a 40s-50s thing. The shiny markers look wrong. You have to understand that even if this is "authentic" if it has been messed with / re-dialed / had the movement swapped out that greatly decreases the value. So this would not be an ideal piece to look at as an "investment" if that's how you're viewing it. Can the seller give you a cal number or show you examples of a similar model?

Thanks for your time and knowledge, I don’t have the watch yet but based on your comments and other crunchers it best I kindly decline this watch. Thanks you all.

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MrLavk

Thanks for your time and knowledge, I don’t have the watch yet but based on your comments and other crunchers it best I kindly decline this watch. Thanks you all.

@Stricko hit the nail on the head here. Research any vintage watch before putting down your money. That often means passing on watches that we really like. It takes looking at thousands of pictures of watches before you start to become your own expert. Is the case right? Did this brand use that handset in this era? Is it too clean? And always the movement, check the movement. Is it from 1965 on a watch that purports to be from 1940?

Don't fret. This one didn't "get away". You threw it back.

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Aurelian

@Stricko hit the nail on the head here. Research any vintage watch before putting down your money. That often means passing on watches that we really like. It takes looking at thousands of pictures of watches before you start to become your own expert. Is the case right? Did this brand use that handset in this era? Is it too clean? And always the movement, check the movement. Is it from 1965 on a watch that purports to be from 1940?

Don't fret. This one didn't "get away". You threw it back.

Thank you and to all others for help/support with this watch.

I have politely declined the watch and live another day with a few quid in my pocket….well until I see the next one 😉

Thanks to all again