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  1. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 15, 2019 5:58am

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    Hi to everybody.

    I am a longtime Omega fan (the passion originated from my father's Constellation, I guess. I loved that watch on his wrist and eventually inherited it) and I've been a reader of this forum for many months, even if I did not write much here, up to now.

    Today I would like to share with you my newest purchase, a 1963 Seamaster that I bought on eBay.

    I noticed that it looked good, the movement did not seem in bad shape (it keeps the time, by the way. Nevertheless, I will duly service it in the coming months), had an original Omega plexy without significant scratches, a nice patina. And, as far I can appreciate, it was not that expensive. Therefore I said to myself, why not?

    So far, I am happy. I hope that I will continue to be happy also after reading the comments of the experts based on the pics below.

    Cheers

    Seamaster-Cal552-001.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-002.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-003.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-004.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-005.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-006.jpg Seamaster-Cal552-007-x.jpg
     
    Edited Aug 15, 2019 6:45am
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 15, 2019 6:21am

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    I think it's a bit older than 1996.;)
     
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  3. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 15, 2019 6:45am

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    Definitely it is pretty older than 1996, my bad :(

    It's a 1963 watch, of course (I wrote the correct date in the title of the thread...)

    I edited my post. Thank you!
     
    Edited Aug 15, 2019 6:53am
  4. Snickers1985

    Snickers1985 Aug 15, 2019 6:54am

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    Very nice, well done on your purchase.
     
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  5. Tigeranteater

    Tigeranteater Aug 15, 2019 7:57am

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    Very nice Seamaster!
     
  6. DaveK

    DaveK Aug 15, 2019 8:35am

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    Nice looking piece. Congrats!

    I am not an expert, but the second hand is heavily tarnished, or another colour? I would be tempted to have it cleaned or replaced at service. The hands on mine have some tarnish, and in bright light the tarnish doesn’t show it and the watch looks 50% more amazing, all design falls into place.

    Service looks needed, so if service is a few months away, I would not use it until then

    Enjoy it!
     
  7. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Aug 15, 2019 10:28am

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    Nice looking watch. Now let’s see the Connie!
     
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  8. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 16, 2019 3:19am

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    Yes, soon!
     
  9. muel

    muel Aug 16, 2019 9:06am

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    I confess that I kind of like the second hand as it appears.
    The crystal appears nice in the pictures... how big of a deal is a scratched crystal?
    Congrats!
     
  10. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 16, 2019 9:35am

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    Scratches are almost invisible and can be buffed, so no big deal, you are right. The seconds hand is tarnished, it’s true, but I would not change it. When i’ll have the Seamaster serviced, I’ll ask if it is possible to clean gently also the hand(s)
     
  11. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 16, 2019 9:37am

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    The caseback, on the contrary, could benefit from some polishing, I guess.
     
  12. alexdazio

    alexdazio Aug 16, 2019 9:40am

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    I paid 480$ for this Seamaster. I think it is a fair price, given the general conditions of the watch.
     
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