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1967 Cal 601 Manual solid gold & 1954 Seamaster Cal355 question

  1. JKAY

    JKAY Feb 15, 2017

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    Hi Guys,

    Back to the well again.
    I've posted on the boards a couple of times now and failed in my attempt to place a winning bid on a Cal 565 Crosshair so :( on to the next one.

    I've been eyeing two beauties but need some help identifying if they are good deals and legit pieces.

    1) The first one is a 67 Cal 601 Manual. The post says it in great condition, solid yellow gold, and no heavy dings or dents with a uni-shell casing.

    I've tried to do my research on this and can only find the 1967 model Cal 601 with "Geneve" on the dial. Even on the omega vintage watch research section, they only show the watch with a "Geneve" on the dial.
    This piece that's being offered doesn't have that but all the other details look to check out (17 jewels, 34mm in diameter ex the crown).

    Any thoughts or votes of confidence in this guy?


    2) The second is a 1954 Seamaster SS Date Cal 355. The specs on this look good but this watch is being sold as is (description says it was part of a large inventory of partially restored watches). They mentioned it needs to be serviced. The case ref of 2757-3-SC looks to match the movement for the 355. All parts look to be original from my research. The only thing that is a negative on this is that the second-hand sweep is missing or they say it might have fallen off inside the case which sounds a little fishy (how can you not see it?) Other than that, it looks pristine.

    Both sellers seem to have positive feedback.

    Thanks, guys. As always, super appreciative.
     
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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Feb 15, 2017

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    Have a look at the Seamaster Calendars in the first post here: https://omegaforums.net/threads/learn-how-to-fish.52603/

    It'll tell you something about the second watch in your post...

    The first one looks good. Be aware that no-name Omegas are, generally, a little less valuable than "named" versions of the same watch. Also, notice that it's only 9ct gold, not 14k or 18k.
     
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  3. JKAY

    JKAY Feb 15, 2017

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    Damn @ConElPueblo you got the eye, my friend. Totally missed over that 9ct point.

    Finished reading your post and feel way more confident now in fishing for these vintages. Could already tell the 54 cal is a redial ;).
    Thanks so much, seriously. Going to try to hunt the first one.
     
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  4. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 15, 2017

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  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 15, 2017

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    Seamaster is also missing its bezel.
     
  6. JKAY

    JKAY Feb 15, 2017

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    @X350 XJR Damn, good thing I am DEF passing on the second watch. Good looks.