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  1. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 18, 2017

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    Hi,
    I have been asked by a friend to help identify a watch he has been given. He believes it is a 1950s Sea Master Goldcap.
    It certainly looks like it has some patina!!
    Is that what it is? Does it have any value? Should he sell it? Is it worth getting serviced? etc.
    Any help much appreciated.
    Thanks
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  2. cristos71

    cristos71 Feb 18, 2017

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    Yes, Yes, I can't really speak for him and probably

    Inside case back and movement pictures would be handy for further identification
     
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  3. smorrisonmd

    smorrisonmd Feb 18, 2017

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    Assuming the guts are right, it is worth several hundred bucks. You can check eBay for similar ones that have sold.
    If it is running and keeping time, and you plan to sell, I think paying $100 or so for service is a poor investment as that is probably $ you won't get back. Just MHO.
     
  4. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 18, 2017

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    Thanks - I might take it into our local Omega showroom, to see if they can just open it but for us so I can see the serial number, condition etc.
    I will try and get some more pictures.
     
  5. ac106

    ac106 Feb 18, 2017

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  6. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 18, 2017

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    I have nose eye dear what hat means.
     
  7. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 19, 2017

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    Anyone care to let me know what ac106 has to say?
     
  8. Tiny Iota

    Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Feb 19, 2017

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    Without agreeing or disagreeing, I can give you a clue. The middle picture is a backdoor...
     
  9. Bumper

    Bumper Feb 19, 2017

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    Something along the lines of "Watch, back door, money, brokeback mountain"
     
  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Feb 20, 2017

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    I smell a backdoor sales post...
     
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  11. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 20, 2017

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    Thanks Archer, and thanks to everyone else who have PM'ed me to translate the cryptic message.

    If I wanted to just sell it, I would have just sold it. Not really sure what the elaborate scam is that AC106 is attempting to accuse me of, but
    if anyone else can actually help (as some members have) with any more information about the watch, that is much appreciated, and I really thought that is what this forum is all about.
     
  12. ac106

    ac106 Feb 20, 2017

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    So it's yours now? Thought it was your "friends" and you wanted advice on the value and if "he" should sell it.

    I mean I am not psychic or anything. It's right in your fucking first post.
     
  13. smorrisonmd

    smorrisonmd Feb 20, 2017

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    Nice.
    And this is of course exactly the kind of high ticket item that would invite a scam.
     
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  14. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 20, 2017

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    I cannot give an opinion on the watch as it could be any one of several case references. My suggestion would be to take it to a watchmaker to find out which one it is.

    Then you can look it up on the Omega Vintage Database.

    It is worth getting serviced. You can find value by looking at completed auctions on eBay.

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
     
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  15. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Feb 21, 2017

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    Thanks for your help.
    Is that the whole name for this watch (Seamaster Gold Cap), and in your opinion is it 1950's?
    This is the nearest one I found selling for £799 described as
    1956s Vintage Omega Seamaster Winding Gold Cap Steel Mens Watch Original Champagne Dial - 12211
    but in much better condition, different face (not stepped) and batons. So possibly a different watch altogether!!
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  16. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 21, 2017

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    As has been stated, the only way to know for sure is to have it opened up. It's probably 50s but we don't know the serial number, reference number or movement number. You can keep asking the same questions in different ways, but the answers aren't going to change.
     
  17. j.allen

    j.allen Feb 21, 2017

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    I bet it has a 501 cal., but I'm just speculating. If I owned it I'd keep it and service it, or dump a few hundred and have it done. Appears all original, at least from the outside.
     
  18. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Mar 5, 2017

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    Hi,
    I have now been able to get a few additional photographs, in the hope that someone can help more accurately identify it.
    Any help, much appreciated....
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  19. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Mar 5, 2017

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  20. sgoody1

    sgoody1 Mar 5, 2017

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    Thanks.
    The ones that look most similar say Constellation on them while this one says Seamaster.
    What's the difference?