omega 53 vs iwc mk11

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r gordon
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omega 53 vs iwc mk11

Post by r gordon » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:43 am

Very curious about your input. Told by an individual who makes his living full time from vintage watches that the omega 53 is a mechanically better watch than the iwc mk11( HE DOESN'T SELL VINTAGE OMEGAS ) Just surprised, Bob.

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Re: omega 53 vs iwc mk11

Post by zafbasha » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:47 pm

The Omega caliber 283 is based on the 30mm series of movements that won all the chronometer awards in competition in the 1940s. It is a descendent of the 30 T2 SC. So it really depends what is meant by better. Personally, I'm probably with your friend, it's a larger movement, which a larger balance, so in theory, it should be the more accurate of the two. It does not hack however, the IWC does. I think you can make the argument that the IWC has better decoration whereas the 283 has a sort of plain copper finish that is prone to tarnishing.

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