The brand is synonymous with exceptional style and superior functionality. Known for setting new benchmarks in the field of Horology, it often baffles people that it actuallystarted as a one man enterprise. In the last 60+ years, the watch has gone places- in terms of form, utility and even celestial bodies!
To check out some of the most spectacular and innovative Omega watches visit online stores such as Ethos Watch Boutiques – authentic retailers of the luxury watches in India. Due to high demand, there are counterfeit specimens making the rounds and authentic dealers would protect you from falling for one.
Read on to find out ways to spot a real from a counterfeit.
It is important to do your field work before buying an Omega watch. An informed decision is always a good one. Browse through the various models on display and make an educated choice. It is after all a big decision to buy your own luxury watch. With big decisions, come big responsibilities.
Omega watches are bright and shiny – this is not just their promotional pitch stemming from marketing. There really is a lustre attached to their models. They possess a luminous dial which assists the person wearing it to study them even in a dim ambience. The one major difference between a real Omega watch and its fake counterpart will be the lack of sheen and poor quality material. if physically present in a showroom, the best idea would be to assess the watch against a bright light and then quickly switch the light off. A real Omega watch will hold on to its luminosity for minutes whereas in a fake model, it’ll fade fast.
3. Misspellings and typos
This check goes for everything branded – a misspelling is usually a red signal. Never underestimate the importance of words when it comes to shopping. A “Made in Swiss” instead of a “Made in Switzerland” is a big no-no. Even the instructions and tags should have proper spellings. Run in the other direction if you come in contact with even a single typo, and never, I repeat, never go back.
4. Omega’s fixed serial numbers
One thing to keep in mind regarding Omega watches is that they have an eight-digit serial number unique to them, and them alone. While the vintage watches have their engravings on the interior of the back, modern watches have it in the exterior. Along with the watch, they also feature in the guarantee card that comes with them. It is essential that you cross-check the serial number with the Omega authorities to make sure you have the right one.
5. Omega Vintage Speedmaster
Buying a Vintage Speedmaster is a mammoth task, especially because of the plethora of variations that happened during its initial production, from the first Speedster 2915 made in 1957. The case and the serial number along with the calibre have to be checked thoroughly.
6. Warning signs
When buying vintage watches, it is of utmost significance to look out for warning signs. Omega Vintage watches are tool watches, not dress watches. Hence, it is wise to look out for features that speak otherwise. An over polished case, new or badly damaged dial or a water damaged movement are the things that will stop me from buying a watch that very instant.
7. Things of utmost importance
While checking for the originality of a watch, is it important to cross-check the features of importance, in an order. When value is concerned, the features of importance are the dial, the case, the movement, the bezel and the hands.
Pay attention, fellow readers. These pointers are not just important to make sure you don’t get robbed, but also to ensure that the experience is a lovely one.