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Hi all I have just fallen in love with the vintage omega pie pan? from i believe the 50's or 60's I dont know much about them and would love some opnions and pics. also what is gold filled and should I consider it.they are all over the aucton site for anywhere from 250 -1500 usd thanks
 

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What7:

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Mr What7

It's very good to have you with us. Well I can tell you that we certainly have a few enthusiasts about the Pie Pan. Our amigos GJ, Sam ( Hewybaby ) and Kieron should be able to enlighten you with an educational and illuminating tour of those watches and indeed their collection. Watch this space as they say.

Hope you'll be able to join us in the fun here on a daily basis too.


Be well now


ZIN
 

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I can say from having my first Omega experience with a 1970's Seamaster that they can be worth the money! After 30+ years it is still keeping excellent time, and I love the look of the vintage watches!

Good luck!
 

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Hi all I have just fallen in love with the vintage omega pie pan? from i believe the 50's or 60's I dont know much about them and would love some opnions and pics. also what is gold filled and should I consider it.they are all over the aucton site for anywhere from 250 -1500 usd thanks

Yes, they are a beautiful sight, but sadly there are many, many frankenwatch versions out there, so really, really do your homework before buying anything. By frankenwatch, I mean cases that don't match movement calibers, wrong hands, redials, etc, etc. Its very popular among watch enthusiasts and an easy target for scammers.

Gold filled is described as follows:

A "gold filled" watch case is constructed like a sandwich. The case has a thin layer of gold (usually 10kt or 14kt) over a base metal layer, then followed by another thin layer of gold. I believe by law, the gold layers must comprise a minimum of 1/20 of the thickness of the case. The case backs are usually made of stainless steel in watches from the 50's thru today. Gold filled cases are subject to "wear through" or "brassing" where the top layer of gold fill wears away due friction or deep scratches, exposing the non-gold base metal.

Credit to S. Green from "another" forum.
 
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