Amazingly my mum managed to find the original receipt. It was bought by my dad in 1961 for the grand sum of £52! It says on the receipt that it is a de ville model, but I thought if it was it would say so on the face?
Thanks for the replys Rogi, peitron and Geronimo61.
I was too worried about damaging it to wear it before but I thought its meant to be worn and shouldn't be stuffed away in a drawer, so I wear it all the time now and love it!
I'm not too kean on the Hirsch strap on it so I'm looking for a replacement. I did order a "genuine" vintage gold buckle from ebay, but looking into it a bit more this is probably fake :roll:
I didn't know about not polishing it so thank you for that! Luckily I've not done anything to it apart from wear it. I'm on the lookout for somewhere to get it serviced now. Don't think I can afford Omegas prices but equally I dont want to get it done by anyone who doesn't know exactly what they are doing! Maybe I'll just have to save for it. It keeps perfect time and is always still going even after I get back from a night shift and have been out the house for 17 hours.
Thank you I'll do a search for himJust be careful where you go to service it, there are so many bad repair guys that look amazing when you get into the store, but after the repair you figure out what a horrible job they did, Make sure to double check their reputation online if they have reviews of their service before commiting the watch to a servicing.
Archer here on the forum is an excellent guy you should give him a ring, he'll proboblly chime in on this post
So how does one clean a gold capped watch?