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  1. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 6, 2018

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    hi , looking to get my first mechanical watch . I Like the omegas and for purely arbitrary reasons would like to find one from 1959 .
    Can I ask your advice about what price range should I expect ? seen a few decent sellers on eBay and a couple of examples selling around £ 700/800 mark .
    Is there a real classic model from that period ? Any advice for a first time poster . Thanks
     
  2. new_heuer

    new_heuer Nov 6, 2018

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    Whats your actual budget and what models have you looked at? £800 is sort of in no man's ground. Watches in this price range will likely be just dealer inflated non desirable pieces. Push the budget to £1200 and a nice Constellation might be in reach. Cheers
     
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  3. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Nov 6, 2018

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    I like this one. It's a bit over 800...
     
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  4. new_heuer

    new_heuer Nov 6, 2018

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    Give or take a few zeros :)
     
  5. Dan S

    Dan S Nov 6, 2018

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    Why don't you post some photos of watches that are appealing to you so that people can help you. Your question is hard to answer because it's so vague.
     
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  6. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Nov 6, 2018

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    But seriously ... Try to narrow it down. What omega line do you like? Seamaster? Constellation? Gold? Stainless steel? Big or small? With numerals or without? Dial color? Handwinding or automatic? Dial shape? Etc.
     
  7. Davidt

    Davidt Nov 6, 2018

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    I'm thinking of buying a car from the 60's. Any idea how much I should expect to pay for a good one?

    Apologies for the sarcasm but it illustrates the point.

    Before you go any further it's help if you narrowed down what type/reference of Omega you're loooking for.
     
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  8. François Pépin

    François Pépin Nov 6, 2018

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    There are plenty of nice Omegas from the 1950's in your budget - and even under! But you have to be more specific if you want some advice.
     
  9. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Nov 6, 2018

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    And out of curiosity. Why arbitrary 1959 and not arbitrary 1965? Just wondering because it's so specific...
     
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  10. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Nov 6, 2018

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  11. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Nov 6, 2018

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    OP’s birthdate?
     
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  12. Edward53

    Edward53 Nov 7, 2018

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    Hi @Rustay, as @new_heuer points out you are a bit under for some things and a bit over for others. Below is a classic from 1960. It's only a minor classic, but I like it, it should be in budget including service and whilst early dress Seamasters are gaining in popularity, they are still affordable if you can find a good one (which is not easy). It has a 552 movement which are great value for money. (This one's mine btw and not for sale.)
    It's possible you'll want to revise that opinion in certain cases later on....

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  13. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 7, 2018

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  14. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 7, 2018

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    Hi everyone , here is one I was considering ....a nice seamaster from 1959. I’m sorry about the ambiguity in original question .
    1959 aye my birth year
     
  15. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Nov 7, 2018

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    I would keep looking
     
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  16. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 7, 2018

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    Thanks , can I ask why? I’m trying to learn to be discerning so any info ? Just looks too new? Restored ?
     
  17. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Nov 7, 2018

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    Redialed dealer NOOB bait.
     
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  18. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 7, 2018

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    Here is the description of this watch and some other examples I like
     
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  19. Rustay

    Rustay Nov 7, 2018

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    Well that’s me and why I’m asking money is hard earned and hopefully I can get some knowledge through exploring here more cheers for all comments
     
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  20. padders

    padders Nov 7, 2018

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    Whenever you see the phrase 'serviced by a retired Omega employee' and you will see it a lot on Ebay, it is often best to move on. There are 3 or 4 shysters selling unserviced, bodged, often redialed crap who routinely list using that formula. If the people in question ever worked for Omega they were likely sacked for incompetence.
     
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