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Not to worry (long)

: Thanks. I bought it on Ebay. Do you know how I can find out if
: it's real? I didn't find this site until after I had
: purchased the watch...

It is unlikely to be a counterfeit or fake -- it just is not worth the effort and expence to them to counterfeit vintage Omega's. They only make fakes they can sell in large volume to make a profit.

With a vintage watch, you may want to take it to a jeweler. He should be able to tell you how good a condition the watch - especially the movement - is in. While he has it open, make sure you have him write down the serial number that is inside.

He may be able to tell if the dial was replaced or redone and if certain parts, such as the crown, have been replaced with a non-original parts. In *extremely* rare cases, the movement may have been replaced with a different one.

Then, email the serial number and anything else you know about the watch to Their expert will look up the watch in their records and can tell you a lot of details, such as when the watch was made.

As long as the movement is in good condition, the importance of any other of these items is limited unless you paid a higher price for a collectible piece. If you bought the watch for your or a companion's enjoyment it should be fine.

I really like the vintage Omegas. But for your own protection, you are better off buying watches from watch shops - not eBay or pawn shops. A watch shop will verify the condition and note any non-original parts. That is something that individual sellers seldom do.

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