You’ve found an interesting vintage Omega watch. Perhaps on Ebay or another auction site or even at a yard sale. How to check the authenticity of an Omega watch?

Or in other words: how to spot a fake Omega?

This is an article about vintage Omega watches in general and the steps to take to authenticate them.

If you’re interested in specific models I recommend DetectaFake. They have an excellent article about Speedmasters and Seamaster dive-watches.

5 steps:

  1. Dial and hands
  2. Reference number/case number
  3. Caliber
  4. Serial number
  5. Crown and crystal

I’ve added some final tips at the conclusion.

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