lol I'll take some pictures of it if you guys are interested, but it's basically like this...
...except that it's a much older watch, from what I understood. It has also got dates and the back of the case, middle of the belt and the... round thing that holds the... glass appears to be slightly gold-ish in colour. It's definitely shinier than the rest of the watch, which appears almost mate in comparison. I apologize, my timepiece terminology stinks.
Navetsea, condemned building is a usually vacant building that's been deemed not safe to be inhabitable. Such buildings are supposed to be pulled down, but here they just leave them standing for years. There's really nothing inside them anymore, if there are no homeless people nearby that is, but they're still fun to explore. That's how I found the watch... There weren't any other things, just some junk and a this watch. But it's really banged up, like someone was cracking nuts with it (which makes sense how heavy the thing is) so whoever discarded it must've figured out it's of no value at all. There was also a huge painting of Jesus Christ hanging on the wall on another floor.
That reminds me of the first season of "True Detective" -- lots of abandoned buildings covered in religious imagery ... gives me the heebie-jeebies! :eeek: Nice watch though! Omegas are keepers! Neil Armstrong wore one on the moon!
lol lol TropicaBob, the picture of Jesus was on the floor above... The apartment in which I've found the luxury Swiss nut cracker slash time piece didn't have any paintings hanging from the walls. Just this watch burried in a pile of garbage (not actual garbage, just some random things like pots, pieces of furniture, dirty clothes, etc. piled up together). I didn't notice any nut shells around it, though. But you had me lol right there. God knows what's been going on inside that building...
I hear you Nick and as true as that is, Sloan - no thank you! I've already made myself believe that I've got enough relatively decent boots, which is of course a lie, while I'm literally avoiding clicking on all those denim threads, so developing an addiction to watches is the last thing I need right now. Luckily, with watches, you really do need some serious money so I doubt I'd be able to get into that easily.
...then again, just a few years and about a dozen jackets ago, the idea of spending over a grand on a leather jacket seemed impossible to me.
Saddest part is that I've already converted this watch into another leather jacket. Vanson, to be exact.
...in retrospect, I really should've taken that Jesus painting.
Yes, funny how addictions all seem to be about 'the whole look'.
I'm still wondering how the hell we got from Chris Pratt to MonkeyJesus!
Jesus Christ & monkey prat
You guys are killing me with this nutcracker talk. lol
Monitor, watch out for that wristwatch collector's bug.
I don't know anything about Omegas, but being a collector of 1930s-40s Bulova watches I thought I'd add some piece of information or other that might be relevant when considering a sale of your Omega as well.
As for resale value - aside from the working condition, the cosmetic condition of the case is a big factor. Surface scratches can be polished out, but deeper scratches and dings lower the value a lot. Since we're talking about more recent vintage, the dial is probably in good cosmetic condition, I imagine? Again, I don't know about Omega dials, but generally dials can be refinished. You should be aware that an original dial, even if a little weathered, aged, patinated or whatever you choose to call it, is generally of higher value than a clean-looking, fresh redial, which incidentally isn't cheap to do. International Dial is the biggest name in doing redials. Some collectors actually prefer the clean look of a fresh redial, but I guess most of them prefer aged, original dials.
A polish, a new crystal and a clean-looking strap (yours is metal anyway, I guess) makes a whole lot of a difference to the general cosmetic appearance. My advice is not to invest in more than that, aside from a full servicing of the mechanics.
Omega dials, being of a much more recent vintage than the watches I'm familiar with, are almost certainly finished in a different manner, but the principle of the differences between originals and redials should be the same.
If done well, a redial will look the same as the original in terms of print font and positioning. The patina, if there was one, will be lost since the dial is printed completely anew. The print is usually not as exact as the original, but close enough. The tell-tale signs of a redial include irregularities in the prints, especially the smaller-scaled parts like the subseconds dial (if there is one), and other, more subtle indicators like a slight dimpling to the surface paint under high magnification, or an off-positioned register.