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Fake omega watch?

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Hello, my father bought an omega watch in Sweden when he was younger, and while he claims the watch is legitimate, I’ve had my doubts. Can any confirmations on its legitimacy be made from these pictures?
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Pop the back and take a look but don't expect much.

You are correct in your suspicions.
Anything to look for when i'm checking the back? I've heard something about serial numbers on the insides, but i'm not very smart when it comes to watches.
The back should have the model number and a photo of whatever movement is in there.
It's a real quartz Omega Deville from the 80s, looks good.
I'm not so sure. While this does come from the era of "let's see how many cheap watches we can crank out", there is something about the case that bothers me - it looks too brassy and too dull.

That's why I wanted to see the movement and the inside back.
I'm sure that it's real, I have a women's version of this watch. It's gold plated, the plating may be coming off or it's just need polishing. And it was not about cheap watches - these watches were made very thin and lightweight on purpose, the idea was to make the watch as thin and light as possible.
You misunderstand. In that era, all of the Swiss manufacturers were struggling and therefore cranked out many very unimaginative watches to keep up with digital revolution. These watches were relatively cheap (for Omega), but that case just looks very weird to me - but yes, this is the type of watch that they made back then.
Please read here about a quest to make a thinnest quartz watch possible - it was a huge trend in the early 80s, and Omega was part of it, not being "unimaginative":

And this is another article on the same topic:

Kinda-sorta, although your articles kind of prove my point. The Swiss watch industry wasn't doing very well at that time and, aside from chasing the Japanese manufacturers with niche (and often unusable) movements like the Delirium, they made relatively boring watches that sold for far more than the competition but had no technological advantages - the manufacturers were trying to stay alive.

That's not to say that these watches aren't interesting today, but they aren't sought after either - but there are lots of them out there.

Here, my concern is that the case doesn't look very good and If I were buying the watch, I'd like to see the movement and the caseback - the DeVille on the back looks a bit off in the photos.

It is funny how discussions about 70's Swiss watches diverge - it took years for the industry to recover and while I think those were very dark days for them, I'm happy that they gave up on mass marketing.
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