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Is there a section on this forum dedicated to question asking about if a watch is real or fake? If so, do link me. Didn't know If Im supposed to put this in Vintage or the Omega sub forum. I decided this section.

Anyway, to the question on hand. Does this look legit to you? No info about numbers or anything. Since the person havent opened it or anything. And theres a printed text in the back (thanking the person for work well done over a long period of time).





If I wanted to change the back of the case (dont know english word for it) would it be hard to find a new one?
 

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Looks ok to me, bad luck on the case back thoug this is a monocoque case so you'd need a whole new case unless it can be polished out.

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Looks ok to me, bad luck on the case back thoug this is a monocoque case so you'd need a whole new case unless it can be polished out.

Matt
Thanks Matt.

I guess it wouldn't be That big of a deal if I could get it at a nice price.



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According to 'Omega - Journey Through Time' (where a full chapter is devoted to the deVille series of fashionable watches) the deVille was initiated in 1960, to complement the Seamaster series of more sporty watches with a very slim, elegant model, "... with the Monocoque case ... with the slant bottom, a robust, waterproof model and a round, square, cambered-rectangular watch with manual or auto-wind, with or without second, with or without date, a fine watch for nights out." In the beginning it was designated 'Seamaster' with 'deVille' only used in paper work, advertising etc., only in 1963 the dials had 'Seamaster deVille' printed on them. Over time, the mounted 'Omega' lettering was replaced by a printed one, and from 1967 the 'Seamaster' designation was dropped altogether, the watches named "deVille" henceforth.

Unfortunately, 'Journey' shows only automatic early deVilles, but I take it your's is stilll genuine. Don't worry too much about the engraving on the back - it is part of the watch's history and adds to its charm. (I should make it a business of mine to try and find out who this 'A. Persson' was, anyway. ;-))

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According to 'Omega - Journey Through Time' (where a full chapter is devoted to the deVille series of fashionable watches) the deVille was initiated in 1960, to complement the Seamaster series of more sporty watches with a very slim, elegant model, "... with the Monocoque case ... with the slant bottom, a robust, waterproof model and a round, square, cambered-rectangular watch with manual or auto-wind, with or without second, with or without date, a fine watch for nights out." In the beginning it was designated 'Seamaster' with 'deVille' only used in paper work, advertising etc., only in 1963 the dials had 'Seamaster deVille' printed on them. Over time, the mounted 'Omega' lettering was replaced by a printed one, and from 1967 the 'Seamaster' designation was dropped altogether, the watches named "deVille" henceforth.

Unfortunately, 'Journey' shows only automatic early deVilles, but I take it your's is stilll genuine. Don't worry too much about the engraving on the back - it is part of the watch's history and adds to its charm. (I should make it a business of mine to try and find out who this 'A. Persson' was, anyway. ;-))

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Tomcat

Thank you for that informative response kind sir!

Im as I mentioned before a total novice when It comes to watches. But there are at the moment two ones that I really want; Omega seamaster De ville and a Breitling Geneve.

So I will bid on this one because of you Tom! :D
 
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