Looking for a vintage watch
by Stephen H.
(Fort Lauderdale Florida USA)
Dear Sir, I am at present shopping for a vintage Omega watch with a 30T2 movement, something from the period 1939 to 1950
I think that these are beautiful watches with an exciting provenance.
I would like a steel version rather than gold, so I can wear it daily.
I am not a collector by any means, I have no knowledge of these watches but I am trying to research them as best I can before I invest.
Looking at e-bay and the various dealers online I seem to be coming up with prices from 300 to 1200 dollars with a lot around the 4-500 mark so am assuming that 500 dollars may get me a nice example, I have noticed in the photographs of the movements, some seem to be copper and some seem to be steel and that the 30T2 and sometimes SC is engraved, should I look for this?
also some seem to have what seem to be adjusting weights or screws on a ring?!
I have a list of the serial numbers and their corresponding dates.
Please tell me if there is anything that I should be aware of here and are there any reputable dealers that you would recommend, or a resource/publication for
in-depth information on this particular type? Any information would be much appreciated , my very best regards S.H.