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  1. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 22, 2018

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    First Omega that I’ve owned, just wanted something simple and it’s run flawlessly for me thus far. At 32mm it’s a bit smaller than I’d prefer but it looks clean and not too flashy for daily wear.

    Purchased as a 1954 Seamaster Cal 471 Ref 2970 7SC - recently took to local jeweler to replace an hour marker that popped loose due to a fall, (watch got stuck on backpack strap at airport and strap came undone at the pin and hit the ground, popped it back in myself no problem). He said a couple other hour markers were slightly loose so he secured them while he was in there too.

    He was also able to confirm that it is a 471 automatic movement.

    Sparked my interest as the dial only reads “Omega” and “Seamaster” - any other automatic Seamaster from this era that I’ve seen says “Automatic” somewhere on the dial as well.

    Just looking for further info on the dial and this piece in general, also wondering average value for a piece like this?
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 22, 2018

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    Has the dial been painted gold? Can you provide a straight on photo of the dial?
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 22, 2018

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  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 22, 2018

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    Not until he's finished putting the uncooked elbow macaroni on it. Then he can put it on the refrigerator and shoot a few pics.
     
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  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 22, 2018

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    Fusilli Seamaster?
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  6. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 22, 2018

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    Seller didn’t mention anything about it being painted in listing, I would say maybe but I have no experience looking for stuff like that on vintage watches.

    Used a flashlight to illuminate and cut down on glare, hope this helps.
     
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  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 22, 2018

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    ::facepalm2:: n00bs. :(
     
  8. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 22, 2018

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    No shame, here to learn. Thanks.
     
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  9. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Apr 22, 2018

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    Any bets? 10 -1 came from Peru...
     
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  10. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 22, 2018

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    I hope you didn't pay more than a few bucks for it. I'd say the value is for parts, at best. Any chance you can return it? The crown is wrong, the dial has been destroyed, it looks like the bezel is missing and I'm pretty sure the seconds hand is a replacement. Bottom line: It isn't what it was sold to you as being.
     
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  11. Anj

    Anj Apr 22, 2018

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    Hopefully you didn't pay too much - the dial is pretty bad, enough to give it a new name of Omega 'Goldmaster'.

    If you did, you probably have a chance of returning it as false advertisement.

    I can say, it did give me a hearty laugh. Sorry mate, make sure to do some research + ask for opinions before buying next time.

    If you can't return it, as long as you enjoy it, it's special to you. That's all that matters!

    Relevant video:

     
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  12. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 22, 2018

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    Seller was out of Miami. I can contact them but it’s been a few months. Only paid $350, should have done more research first. Thanks for the info.
     
  13. michael22

    michael22 Apr 22, 2018

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    The owner seems to be enjoying wearing the watch, so no need to toss it out.
    Hmbarger, the dial has been repainted. That is the end of the world for a collector, like many here. But if you like wearing it, do so. The dial seriously devalues the watch, but I expect you didn't pay a fortune anyway.
     
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  14. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 22, 2018

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  15. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 23, 2018

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    Miami, eh? That's where all the smart South American eBay sellers say they're from. :rolleyes: :p They ship the stuff to their relative and the relative repacks / reships it to the buyer.
     
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  16. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 23, 2018

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    This one is pretty high up there for sure!
     
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  17. ClarendonVintage

    ClarendonVintage Apr 23, 2018

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    This hits home a little hard:D:confused:
     
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  18. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 23, 2018

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    [​IMG]

    Cheers to your helpful contributions sir!

    On a serious note, can anyone point me in the direction of where to find the proper dial and crown for this case/movement? What would the proper original parts do for the value?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...s_7_vintage_omegas_seamaster_de_ville_geneve/

    #3 here is the only other 2790-7sc that I could find anywhere online, the reference matches but this Cal 471 has a 16xxxxxx serial vs my 14xxxxxx. Does this example reflect what this watch is supposed to look like?

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  19. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Apr 23, 2018

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  20. Hmbarger

    Hmbarger Apr 23, 2018

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