Re: Omega Seamaster Cosmic Manual Wind Problem
- From: "Jack Denver" <nunuvyer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 12:25:37 -0400
My apologies - I checked and you are right on both counts (as usual) - the symbol is molded into the die for the crystal and it has been used since the '50s. Oops. I was thinking of the laser crown on the Rolex sapphires.
No matter how authentic it is, it's not something I see as being worth paying more than a ten cent premium for, because (optimistically) that's how much it must cost Omega to put the mark in. It's sort of a methaphor for the high end Swiss watch industry as a whole - take a very generic and ordinary product, stamp your magic symbol onto it, and voila, the price is increased tenfold! Before your very eyes, a $3 watch crystal becomes a $30 crystal. It's literally like minting money.
"Moka Java" <rtwatches@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:68b99vF2rrqqoU1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
It's not laser engraved. It's a small, lightly etched or molded in Omega symbol that has been on genuine Omega acrylic crystals since at least the 1950s. The Omega symbol on the crystal would be correct for a Seamaster Cosmic. I was recently quoted $40 for a genuine Omega crystal for a 60s Seamaster and I opted for the generic.
Jack Denver wrote:The (laser engraved?) logo would not have been found on this watch when it was brand new. It was a gimmick later added by Omega so that they could charge big $ for "genuine" plexis that otherwise were indistinguishable from ordinary ones.
So shouldn't an intelligent collector (as opposed to a slavish idiot who allows Omega to lead him around by the nose) who is looking for the watch to retain its factory appearance AVOID the laser engraved crystals on vintage pieces?
"John S." <hjsjms@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:071a3922-20f6-41b0-9b7d-56164669ccb5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On May 4, 1:07 am, OldTau <zwr...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi,
I have been trying super hard to find a replacement crystal for my
Omega Cosmic. It is a one-piece case, and has the case number listed
on the back of the watch. It is 135017. If anyone knows where I can
find one, or has any that would fit it please let me know. The watch
is MINT besides a small crack in the crystal. Thanks.
Contact Omega for the correct part. Most of their crystals have the
Omega logo imbedded in the crystal center. It's something most Omega
collectors look for.
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