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Advice needed on Black Dial Seamaster 1960, 552

  1. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jul 28, 2014

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    Dear Omega-folk,

    I need to tap your expertise on this little number:
    1.) Does it look authentic (i.e. not a repainted dial)? The hands and hour markers look appropriate for a 1960, but I've never seen a black dial from that year. Also, I'm assuming that's a replacement crown (unsigned).
    2.) If it is all as described, what do you think would be a fair price for it (I'm considering purchase, not sale).

    Thanks for the help!
    Cheers,
    Sascha 007.JPG 006.JPG 005.JPG black dial crown.jpg
     
  2. simon

    simon Jul 28, 2014

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    IMHO an original dial but the crown isn,t. Movement looks clean. Nice one
     
  3. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jul 28, 2014

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    Thx. One thing I did notice is that it appears to have lumes, but the dial does not have the "T" (Tritium) designation on either side of the "Swiss Made."
     
  4. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jul 28, 2014

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    This watch was too early for that.
     
  5. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jul 28, 2014

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    Interesting, when did they start that practice, mid-60s?
     
  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jul 28, 2014

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    When that S in Seamaster was not coat hanger any more and became rounded ;)
     
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  7. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jul 28, 2014

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    Every day is an education on this forum, thank you :cool:
     
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  8. Dr.Sascha

    Dr.Sascha Jul 31, 2014

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    Seller is asking $750 for this, with the addition of a signed Omega crown (replacement, obviously, not original) and receipt for recent service. Does this seem reasonable?