Auction number: 8917802901
- Fake hands. The fakes have a smaller lume area
and thicker edges than authentic hands.
- This auction is a "Private Listing", where the
bidder's ID is kept private. Sellers will use this type of
auction to prevent a knowledgeable observer from
contacting the bidders and informing them that the
item is a fake.
Correct Model Numbers/Movements for the
SM 300 are as follows:
- The correct model number for a no-date
style is 165.024. Either a 17 jewel cal 550 or
24 jewel cal 552 is the correct movement.
- The correct model number for a date style is
166.024. A 24 jewel cal 565 is the correct
Any watch with 700 series day-date movement
is incorrect as Omega never produced a day-
date version of the SM300.
The model number will be found inside the
|AUTHENTIC 165.024 Case Back
Auction number: 8917947583
This one is interesting for two reasons. First the seller admits to
having made a mistake in buying this watch, and doesn't hide
what's wrong with it in his description:
"This was an uneducated and foolish purchase by me
sometime ago and quickly found it is not 100% genuine.
The movement is a genuine Omega Cal. 562 (with date) but
the rest of the watch is Very Questionable and believed
many Aftermarket Parts were used to build this watch.
Learn from the mistake and bought a very good vintage
S/M 300 so I am getting rid of this POS."
The key words here are "learn from the
The second reason this is interesting is
the obvious "aging and wear" that was
applied to hide the clues to the fakery. I
can't tell for sure, but it looks like
someone tried to remove the "stubbies".
There appears to be a little telltale
"stubbie" remaining behind a couple of
markers. Someone also polished the
case back clean to remove the
Here's one from the MWR Image
Archive. Besides the usual clues, this
one has a set of fake hands that are
terribly over-sized and misshapen, and
the "T SWISS MADE T" is in the wrong
location. It should be on the outer edge
of the dial. You don't see these any
more as the forgers have gotten a bit
better at their craft.
Auction number: 8918969245
- Big triangle and case engravings
would indicate military issue. If so
the watch would also have fixed
- The military issue number
A/254/67 has been seen before
on other fake SM300s (see
below). Any watch seen with this
number should be considered a
fake. Note how a little "wear" was
applied to this one for added
Whomever put this one together
knows a little bit about what's correct
for these watches. The movement is
a cal 552, which would be correct for
an authentic watch, and the
movement's serial number is
23,xxx,xxx which indicates a
production date of 1966, relating
correctly to the fake military
engravings on the back which show
an "issue date" of 1967.
Omega Serial Numbers by Year
Watch Movement Reference
Below: Here's another example of
what looks like the exact same fake
SM 300, right down to the same
military issue number on the back.
This auction is listed by a different
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