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  1. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 1, 2015

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    Hi, I'm new to the forums and have been looking into purchasing my first vintage omega. I like the looks of 50s-60s seamasters. I have a few ebay auctions I'm watching and was hoping to get some opinions. I've done a rudimentary check on movement caliber and case reference and they seem to check out.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221927680837?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/391304392475?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/141813345564?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Thank you for the help!

    Regards,
    Chris
     
  2. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Nov 2, 2015

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    The first one states redial in the ad, so that is a no no for any collector, and it looks to me like the bezel is missing on the second one. What do you think of the last one?
     
  3. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 2, 2015

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    I'd certainly want to see a photo without the "s" in Seamaster being covered up. Curious that the photo was taken that way.
     
  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 2, 2015

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    I think the last one is all original. Listing says 34mm X 34mm. That's really small for a man's watch, even by 1960's standards.

    Make sure you can live with that.
    gatorcpa
     
  5. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 2, 2015

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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't notice the bezel was missing from the second listing. I thought all watches from this era were on the smaller side. If 34mm is small for this vintage then what is a more typical case size? Any idea of value for this type of watch?
     
  6. Lessismore

    Lessismore Pro Constellation picker-outter! Nov 2, 2015

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    The last one is fine as a dress watch for that era, 1960 or so (as far as size) 34mm and with a lug to lug between 39mm to 40mm, by today standards is a boy's size. Also by the way, I don't think the second hand on the last watch is correct (way too short).
     
  7. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Nov 2, 2015

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    Doh, how did I miss that, so obvious now it has been pointed out
     
  8. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 2, 2015

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  9. Lessismore

    Lessismore Pro Constellation picker-outter! Nov 3, 2015

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    why don't you look at the sales here?
     
  10. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 3, 2015

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    I've been looking in the sales thread here, but haven't found anything. Got one in mind?::popcorn::
     
  11. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 3, 2015

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    If it's to wear and not collect, why not go with a redial? If it's stated as such in the description, It will usually be cheaper than a collectible version.
     
  12. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 3, 2015

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    that's what I was asking in my previous post. Are there areas that I can be more forgiving with. Sounds like a redial assuming done correctly is ok if I don't care about collecting. I'm assuming original crown is not a deal breaker but having movement and case reference match is still desired?
     
  13. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 3, 2015

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    Certainly yes, on the movement and case reference. Otherwise, there's no need to buy an Omega.
     
  14. Cbl117

    Cbl117 Nov 3, 2015

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    I like the look of the vintage seamasters. I have an original bond seamaster so this would be a nice addition.
     
  15. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 3, 2015

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    I have a Speedmaster but prefer Connies and Seamasters.
     
  16. Giff2577

    Giff2577 Quick with the tools! Nov 3, 2015

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    It is not all original. A caliber 565 is a date movement. A 165.002 case should have a 552.