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Omega seamaster PO serial 88XXXXXX

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Hi, i've just purchased a seamaster Planet Ocean with box minus papers.
Can anyone help with identifying if it's a fake? The lume is very faint now. Do i need to charge it under sunlight for it to be brighter? Thank you kindly. Any help is much appreciated 馃檹馃檹馃檹
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Looks fine. Omega lume isn鈥檛 stellar unfortunately
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Looks fine. Omega lume isn鈥檛 stellar unfortunately
Thx for the help 馃檹
But looking at the serial 88xxxxxx, it should be around 2011-2012.
Shouldnt it have a globe logo ? Mine doesnt have it, is it okay?
Appreciate the help very much 馃檹
Not all of them have it or it could have been polished off. I remember using Cape Cod on an AT I owned and it nearly made it disappear. Check this thread out鈥

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Is the number on the movement as well?
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Thx for the help 馃檹
But looking at the serial 88xxxxxx, it should be around 2011-2012.
Shouldnt it have a globe logo ? Mine doesnt have it, is it okay?
Appreciate the help very much 馃檹
I'm somewhat dubious.

You could contact Omega. They should be able to identify if the serial # is legit.
If your watch is over ten years old you can also ask for an extract from the archives. It costs (IIRC) about $125 and gives details of actual production date and any relevant details.
It's not a certificate of authenticity though, that requires you to send the watch to Switzerland, fork over about 800 bucks, and wait for a couple of months.

The lume on your watch is what gives me cause to question it's authenticity. Is everything green? The lume should be blue on everything except the minute hand and the pip, which should be lumed in green.

I have the same watch, (genuine, bought from an Omega Boutique) Here's the lume on mine:

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I hope this is helpful to you. Good Luck!
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Looking at the second copy, very clean, looks authentic. Looking at the first, I can see grind marks on the hands. The dial is not so clean, looks like it could be fake.
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Should not these questions be asked prior to the purchase?
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Should not these questions be asked prior to the purchase?
THIS ^^^^
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Is the number on the movement as well?
Yes, the serial is engraved on the movement as well. Same exact number 880XXXXX
The serial on the lugs is written inward. While on the movement is written outward.
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I'm somewhat dubious.

You could contact Omega. They should be able to identify if the serial # is legit.
If your watch is over ten years old you can also ask for an extract from the archives. It costs (IIRC) about $125 and gives details of actual production date and any relevant details.
It's not a certificate of authenticity though, that requires you to send the watch to Switzerland, fork over about 800 bucks, and wait for a couple of months.

The lume on your watch is what gives me cause to question it's authenticity. Is everything green? The lume should be blue on everything except the minute hand and the pip, which should be lumed in green.

I have the same watch, (genuine, bought from an Omega Boutique) Here's the lume on mine:

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I hope this is helpful to you. Good Luck!
Thx for pitching in 馃檹馃檹馃檹
I'm glad to know that omega would still produce a new certificate for lost ones.
I have contacted omega, giving my ref id & serial number, and received reply that they will get back to me.

The lume on mine is very faint. But i can see the difference between minutes hand and the rest of the indices. However, the blue color is not as obvious as yours. Mine looks more like cyan/teal color.
Do i need to recharge the lume under sunlight?
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Should not these questions be asked prior to the purchase?
i'm within the period to inspect the watch.
If there's a solid proof of fake, i can return the watch & the escrow service will refund my money.
Looking at the second copy, very clean, looks authentic. Looking at the first, I can see grind marks on the hands. The dial is not so clean, looks like it could be fake.
Ah, yes, sorry for the not so good angle. The hands are pristine. I will take close up pics on the face when i got home.
Thx for pitching in 馃檹馃檹馃檹
I'm glad to know that omega would still produce a new certificate for lost ones.
I have contacted omega, giving my ref id & serial number, and received reply that they will get back to me.

The lume on mine is very faint. But i can see the difference between minutes hand and the rest of the indices. However, the blue color is not as obvious as yours. Mine looks more like cyan/teal color.
Do i need to recharge the lume under sunlight?
Any good, strong light source will charge up the lume. Sunlight, flashlight, car headlight, (stationary car, of course!) desk lamp etc. Most efficient is a U.V. light source, as the lume reacts to the ultraviolet end of the light spectrum, but you should see a marked improvement with exposure to any strong light source, just hold the watch close to said source.Then turn off the light to see the lume contrasting with relative darkness. Good luck!
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Does your watch have AR coating on the crystal?
How to check the AR coating?
How to attach video here? I'd like to show the movement if possible
Looks fine. Omega lume isn鈥檛 stellar unfortunately
True. The cheapest Seiko diver with Lumibrite will out shine the most expensive Omega diver's lume.
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Looks legit to me. Wear it in the bright sun then take it to a bathroom with no light.
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The fact that this watch is questionable makes me never want to buy a second hand watch! I guess we are well beyond the days of the fakes having a non-magnifying cyclops or a quartz movement or misspelled name are way behind us.
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