Can I get more info on this watch?

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  1. Gudberto Nava

    Gudberto Nava Registered User

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    I inherited this from my father when he passed away... anybody have any info on it? All I could research was that it’s tied to the 1968 Mexico Olympics . Unfortunately I don’t have the tools to open it from the back. My dad use to say all you had to do is shake it to recharge it.

    thank you!

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  2. gmorse

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    Hi Gudberto, and welcome to the forum,

    This model doesn't open from the back, it's a one-piece case and the movement can only be accessed by removing the front glass, (the crystal), which does require special tooling. It's an automatic winding mechanical movement, which winds by an internal rotor turning when the watch is worn. Unfortunately the crown appears to be missing, which has possibly allowed moisture and dirt to get inside the case and discolour the dial; there may be more damage to the movement as a result, which is a shame, because it's a good quality watch. It needs some professional attention.

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    Graham
     
  3. Dave T

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    Well worth repair and restoration!
     
  4. Gudberto Nava

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    Any chance you could tell me what model this is?
     
  5. Gudberto Nava

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    You think so? I do apologize, I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to this watch... I never really asked my dad for any specific details ...
     
  6. Kevin W.

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    It would be a great way to remember your father to have this watch restored. Great watch and well worth it.
     
  7. Gudberto Nava

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    How much do you think restoring it would cost?
     
  8. Kevin W.

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    Gudberto i dont have a clue. I had one wrist watch restored years ago, i was charged a good sum of money. Best way to find out is seek out a reputable watch repair person.
     
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    Not sure, but I think it's a 166.079
     
  10. gmorse

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    Hi Gudberto,

    Your watch dates from the late 1960s or early 1970s. This family of Omegas is known as 'Dynamic' and was made in several variations, with a day-date dial like yours or just a date amongst them, some manually wound and some automatic, and used a range of high quality movements.

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    Graham
     
  11. roughbarked

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    Due to the lack of crown, an empty syringe that fits tightly on the pipe, will have the air pressure capacity to pop the glass/crystal out. The movement may be removable, this may depend on first using something that fits down the pipe to push the stem back into the winding position(it should be a split stem). May also require rotating the movement to where the case clamps have a space, so the movement can drop out into a safe catching position.
     
  12. Gudberto Nava

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    Would it be accurate to say it was made in 1968... this is inside the box... Says Mexico 68 ... for excellence in timekeeping in the games...

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    like a gold medal on a wine bottle. Does not have to be relevant to the year the wine was bottled.
     
  14. gmorse

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    Hi Gudberto,

    As roughbarked points out, it only really says that the box wasn't made before that date, (I believe the model was launched in that year), and also that there's no guarantee that the box is original to the watch, although in this instance it seems most likely that it is. Boxes, papers and certificates can and do get swapped around over the years.

    If you aren't familiar with working on watches, I suggest that this isn't a good watch to begin the learning process, as just removing it from its case presents challenges, let alone diagnosing any problems with the movement.

    Regards,

    Graham
     
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    FYI -- I sold a few similar models last year. Very desirable and they brought good $$ even in non-running condition. Omega will quote you a price on line I think....based on a full service of that model. They are expensive but very predictable and reliable. 3rd partis have a hard time getting genuine parts as well. Good luck and enjoy the memories of your Dad everytime you wear it!
     

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