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Hi,
I bought 2 Omikron and 2 Doxa vintage watches with the intention of keeping one of each.

I was wondering if I can get some advice. One Omikron is very large and has an unusual dial. I am wondering if it is really vintage as the dial is 37 mm and it does not look aged.

The other Omikron is gold plated, has a minimalist dial, but it is 33mm, so I was thinking of getting rid of this one.

The 2 Doxa: I find more attractive the chrome plated one than the gold plated, but I may change my mind. The chrome is marked Doxa by synchrony, but both movement have the Synchron logo.

I know these swiss watches were popular in central Europe. They seem good for the price. Any advice?
With the Omikron I can't seem to be able to pop the back open. will check if I can get some photos from the listing.

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stefano
 

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Various Omikron and Doxa watches from 50's trough late 80's were common in former Yugoslavia. Imported from Italy trough semi-legal import companies (luxury goods was considered no-no by socialist government), and from Yugoslavia to other countries in former eastern block.

Watches from pics look genuine. Smaller ones are more common. Bigger ones are less common, and because of their good condition are worth keeping.

If you are interested in theese two brands you could search local adds in Croatia for interesting pieces at fair prices (1$ is around 5,60 Croatian KN):

Omikron: omikron - Njuskalo pretraga
Doxa: doxa - Njuskalo pretraga

If you need assistance about buying from these pages, send me a pm
 

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Jurgen,

thanks for the info and the links. The Doxa Synchron is pretty clean. I have some Omega and a UG Polerouter, a Cortebert that I would wear more. But those watches sold in the former Yugoslavia are quite charming. I would like something witha blue or red dial. I saw an Omikron with a red dial but I did not bid on it.

I can not have too many watches. I wonder how much do they charge in Croatia to service these watches. DO they do a good job and take the movement apart and clean well or is it a quick job?
 

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The Doxas both have ETA calibres, perhaps even derivatives of the same movement so purely technically, there is almost nothing between them:

bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 2750

The precise calibre specifications are under the balance. One seems to have been tarted up with a bridge modification (the "Cal. 160").

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Complete and good service for such vintage watches is around 30-60$. I send my watches for service to one guy in eastern Croatia, which has passion for vintage watches and doesn't charge to much for his work. Many local shops do not take old watches for repair/service, or if they do, they usually don't take apart whole movement.

Look at this (learning/fun) project with Cortebert movement and Omikron case/dial, made by that young watchmaker from E Croatia:

Portal Satova - Forum - Pogledaj temu - Cortebert/Omikron custom project (jako puno slika)
 

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Hi,
I bought 2 Omikron and 2 Doxa vintage watches with the intention of keeping one of each.

I was wondering if I can get some advice. One Omikron is very large and has an unusual dial. I am wondering if it is really vintage as the dial is 37 mm and it does not look aged.

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thanks

stefano
Even is a 2 year old thread. If I were in your shoes those 2 are my choice.
 
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