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How much is an Omega watch worth? Asked Larry

ModelSelling Price
Omega De Ville annual calendar limited edition, caliber 8611$10,000
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M chronograph in 18K red-gold$8,500
Omega DeVille Ladymatic diamond bezel, automatic movement 8521$8,000
Omega Speedmaster chronograph moonphase in 18K gold$7,000
Omega Railmaster 2914 1 broad arrow caliber 284$5,000
Omega Seamaster bullhead Co-Axial$3,700
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How much is an Omega watch worth? Asked Larry

18K gold Omega watch with diamondsDear Steve, I have three Omega watches from my ex-wife. I sent you some pictures in hope to find out more about this Omega watches. I’ve already tried to sell the Omega watches to a local watch buyer but I wanted to find out more about the value before I finally make the selling deal. How much is an Omega watch worth, Steve? Can you help me to determine a fair selling price?
Larry from Buffalo in New York

Hi Larry! I really like your watches. Omega is one of my favorite watch makers. First, because the company has an interesting history beginning in 1848, and second because the quality of Omega watches is really outstanding. Your photos are very helpful for me to make a value determination from afar. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be able to answer all your questions. You told me that your ex-wife’s father was a scientist working in the drive technology industry. He was working with the NASA. Maybe this was the reason why he collected Omega watches. In 1969 Omega watches were chosen from the NASA as the official timekeeper for astronauts. Even Neil Armstrong wore an Omega watch at the famous Apollo 11 mission. This fact gave Omega a tremendously boost of fame and popularity. At that time it was a must for scientists and NASA fans to have an Omega watch. Maybe your father in law was a big Omega fan.

reDollar appraiser, Steve Redrich

Larry wants to know, How much is an Omega watch worth?

Vintage Omega Constellation watch 1950'sLarry: I told you about my ex-wife’s Omega watches. I’m interested in selling these watches. I don’t like to wear watches which is why I would like to sell these timepieces. Steve, there is no reason for me to keep these watches. Maybe you can help me to learn more about Omega watches. Moreover, I’d like to find out, How much is an Omega watch worth? I’v tried to search the internet but there are so many different models which is why I stopped my investigation efforts.

Steve: I agree. It’s not easy to unlock the value of watches like this collector’s pieces if you are not an Omega watch expert. It’s like you said, numberless Omega watches were produced over the last centuries. Omega was founded in 1848 and is one of the longest existing watch manufacturers in the world. Therefore different series and models are hard to distinguish. It needs a lot of background information, experience, and special literature to make an accurate evaluation. You have three nice Omega watches. Two of your watches are very common, and one watch is special. I think, you will like what I’ll tell you.

Larry: Sounds good, Steve. My favorite Omega is the more modern one with the Roman numerals. It shows an observatory on the back. Is that related to the Apollo 11 mission? Do you know that? Furthermore, it seems that this Omega was named “Constellation” because of its connection to the space science?

Steve: Yes and no. Omega launched the “Constellation-family” in 1952, seventeen years before the Apollo 11 mission. The most important specification of this product series was the ultra-precise movement. The elegance of Constellation watches was also very important for its popularity but the movements from this series are really special – ultra precise and responsible for its triumph. Very interesting to know is that here in the US in the 1956s, Constellation watches were traded as “Globemaster” watches because of a trademark dispute. Larry, this model was made in the 1990s. Sadly, because the early Constellation watches can be very valuable. The more modern ones, like yours, are very nice but not in high demand. This Omega watch sells for about $380. Our company would buy this watch for $300, if it’s running and in very good condition.

18K white gold Omega DeVille 1970'sLarry: I was in hope to achieve more money for that Omega watch.

Steve: Larry, I have good news for you. You will see. You know that you have a second Constellation watch, showing the observatory on the back as well. But let’s pay attention on your Omega watch with the blue dial before talking about your other Omega Constellation watch.

Larry: OK, why not.

Steve: This model is named “Geneve” and has not the best reputation among Omega fans. There were some models made in the 1970s and 1980s, of very mediocre quality, as many Omega collectors think. It depends on the exact model and the exact year of make and generally spoken, Omegas are very good and reliable watches. I’m not sure if I can support this widely spread opinion. Your Geneve watch was made between 1971 and 1983. It comes with an automatic movement in a stainless steel case. I estimate the value of this watch with $700. Our company would pay $500 for this watch if it’s in good running condition. Please consider that it can take some time to sell this watch as the demand declined significantly. My personal opinion is that you own a very nice watch with a special dial.

Larry: That’s not bad. I see a higher value in the other watch but you know that I’m not an expert. It is just my visual impression that leads me to that assumption. Steve – it’s time for my good news!

Steve: Of course, Larry. I don’t want you to wait any longer. Let’s speak about your gold-colored Constellation as you described your watch. It’s not only gold-colored. This watch is made of solid gold. The case is made of solid 18K gold. This watch is really valuable. But it’s not only the gold what makes this watch expensive. This watch is in high demand for collectors and can be described as a rarity. Please take a look at the picture from the inside of your watch case. We see a marking saying “18K 0, 750” plus the manufacturer information “Omega watch Co”, “FAB.SUISSE SWISS MADE” and the serial number. 18K stands for 18K gold and 0,750 is just a European marking for gold equaling 18K. Omegas are made in Switzerland therefore they added also European gold hallmarks to fulfill local requirements. This watch is an early Constellation from the 1850s – a value enhancing factor. Your watch has an automatic movement and sells for approximately $2,500. Our company would pay $2,250 for this watch if it’s in good running condition.

Omega Sea Master De VilleLarry: I agree, this is really good news. Just to be clear, what was the most valuable Omega watch you have ever appraised?

Steve: I remember two very valuable Omega watches. One was a 1958, very rare Speedmaster, selling for $15,000 and an almost brand-new Omega Seamaster in 18K gold, selling for $18,000. I hope to have an Omega DeVille watch in my laboratory one day. This watch has a fabulous precise working movement. This would be very exciting. Larry, I’d love to have your Omega’s in my lab as well. Especially your gold Omega is a very nice timepiece which is also for an expert like me a great pleasure to work with.

Larry: Let me tell you something. A watch dealer offered me $1,000 for all three watches. It’s self-explaining that I will sell my Omegas with reDollar. That’s for sure.

Steve: I would love to work with your watches. Thank you for your trust in us.

Larry: Thank you for your brilliant support.

Steve: You’re very welcome!

Larry: Thank you for your time.

Steve: Thank you for offering us such wonderful watches. It was a pleasure for me to make the value determination. This article gives our readers the opportunity to learn more about Omega watches and their value.

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