The Draper Seamaster: Rare As Hens Teeth?

  1. Superpacker
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     Apr 9, 2013
    So I just need to get this out to know if I need to get the idea out of my head. How hard is to find the Seamaster DeVille recently featured in Mad Men? First, I hate calling it "The Draper Seamaster" however, this seems to be the easiest way to refer to it. Second, I have never seen a single episode, and have no plan to. However, I have known for years that I had wanted a vintage Omega, known for a while that I wanted a Seamaster DeVille, and then when I saw this model on Hodinkee, I concluded that it best encapsulated what I was looking for. However, my searching and reading so far has lead me to several conclusion: 1) black dial Seamasters are rarer than white; 2) cross-hairs are rarer than plain dials; 3) black dial with cross-hair even rarer; 4) the popularity of the show only makes these even harder to find, and frequently faked. Thoughts?
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  2. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    95% of black dials are refinished. 99.5% of black dialed Seamaster DeVilles with crosshairs are refinished. To specifically comment on point #4: yes, sort of - it makes them more findable as redials since the casual vintage buyer only wants a Mad Men Don Draper watch. :rolleyes:
  3. Dablitzer
    Dablitzer Nude Watch Photographer
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    I might be wrong but isn't the said watch from Mad Men a redial anyway? Bought from Watchestobuy.com?
  4. Superpacker
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    Yeah, I've read that its a redial. I know it sound cliche, and potentially by owning it someone might say "Hey, its the Don Draper watch." However, I already knew I was looking for a sleek and simple black dial Seamaster, and I felt the crosshairs just added a touch of panache while maintaining clean simplicity.
  5. X350 XJR
    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado
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    There's really no shame in owning a redialed watch.

    If you like the look, wear and enjoy.
  6. Dablitzer
    Dablitzer Nude Watch Photographer
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    Completely agree! :D It actually kickastarted my love of Seamasters so I can't really complain. And I love black dial & crosshair, it seems to have the sleek appeal in leaps and bounds! The first Seamaster I owned was a redial - black dial, gold cap with crosshair...Happy Days! ::psy::

    Just PM you.
  7. Superpacker
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    Good perspective. I can see that.
  8. adam78
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    X350 XJR
    X350 XJR said
    There's really no shame in owning a redialed watch.

    If you like the look, wear and enjoy.
    Agree, as long as you don't overpay...
  9. Dablitzer
    Dablitzer Nude Watch Photographer
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    adam78
    adam78 said
    Agree, as long as you don't overpay...
    Thats a really good point. Some of them are more expensive than their original counterparts.
  10. MMMD
    MMMD curmudgeonly absurdist
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     Apr 9, 2013
    Proudly wearing a Draper Memovox (Season 1) - or something like it - today. It looks better on me. :)

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  11. agee
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    Very very cool Memovox
  12. Superpacker
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    Yes. Very cool. MMMD, nice how you acknowledge the Draper association, but more assertively make it yours!
  13. pitpro
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     Apr 9, 2013
    Will be an auction piece.

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    Is the Don Draper's Omega Deville (you leased to the show) that appears on MAD MEN Season 5
    available to purchase/

    Thanks
  14. danjperry
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    I love how Mad Men has brought back 50s/60s elegance back to the fore, especially for men's style.

    I'd much rather have the gold JLC reverso he sports through...

    http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/don-drapers-watch-cufflinks-ties-accessories-mad-men/

    ::money::
  15. Superpacker
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     Apr 16, 2013
    Dang you Rolling Stone Magazine (and Hodinkee)! By featuring Mr. Draper on the cover in this Seamaster, and by Hodinkee pointing it out, this could have increased the difficulty.
  16. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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     Apr 16, 2013
    Superpacker
    Superpacker said
    Dang you Rolling Stone Magazine (and Hodinkee)! By featuring Mr. Draper on the cover in this Seamaster, and by Hodinkee pointing it out, this could have increased the difficulty.
    More likely it will increase the amount of dials redone in black. :rolleyes:
  17. Superpacker
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    That too. Maybe this will ease the clamor for genuine black dials? As many will be distracted by pristine redials in their effort to embody Mr. Draper. Still have not seen a single show.
  18. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    Superpacker
    Superpacker said
    Still have not seen a single show.
    You & me both brother.
  19. Privateday7
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     Apr 21, 2013
    Almost similar to Don Draper's. The difference: it is not Deville and it is not redialed ;) Cal 503



    With its cousin a subsecond black dial Seamaster
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  20. pitpro
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    Privateday7
    Privateday7 said
    Almost similar to Don Draper's. The difference: it is not Deville and it is not redialed ;) Cal 503
    Very Nice!
    What are these 2 references?


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    With its cousin a subsecond black dial Seamaster
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