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  1. stefanussen

    stefanussen Aug 11, 2014

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    Hi everyone!

    Let me begin by saying that I am completely new to the world of fine timepieces. I'm hoping to buy a modest "starter" watch for my boyfriend (hoping to spend under $500).

    I know he loves the Omega Seamaster Deville, and yes, the only reason I know that is because we were watching Mad Men and he commented. It seems as if you can find nice vintage Devilles for under $1000, but that it takes patience and knowledge to avoid fakes and frankenwatches. Am I better off just buying a new lower-end watch this year and saving the real deal for next year, once I have more time, money and knowledge to work with? He's not a huge watch guy and I don't think he'll ever collect, but I do want to get him something nice.

    This is the dream item, but this is what I'm afraid I'll have to settle for. Is there anything in the middle?

    I found several Seamaster Devilles on ebay, but I'm worried I just don't know enough to make a good decision:




    My apologies if this is a dumb question. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 11, 2014

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    Don Draper Syndrome strikes again! :eek:
     
  3. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Aug 11, 2014

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    You say your boyfriend doesn't have collecting aspirations.
    Maybe a refurbished Omega with a quality repainted dial
    might work for you.
    This seller puts out a nice product for what he
    sells. Mostly completely refurbished Omegas.
    Some of the dials are even original.
    He offers a nice warranty also.
    Try messaging him on eBay and tell him
    what you are looking for. Maybe he has something
    that will work for you.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Seama...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
  4. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 11, 2014

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    Why not? Wasn't Draper's Deville a redial?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 11, 2014

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    It sure was. :thumbsdown:
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Aug 11, 2014

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  7. stefanussen

    stefanussen Aug 11, 2014

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    Thank you so much for your responses! I very much appreciate the input. Gatorcpa, I messaged the seller you suggested and I hope he'll get back to me. Pitpro, thank you for your advice. I think a refurbished Omega with a quality repainted dial would make my boyfriend very happy. I'm on the hunt!
     
  8. stefanussen

    stefanussen Aug 11, 2014

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  9. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Aug 22, 2014

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  10. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 22, 2014

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  11. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Aug 22, 2014

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    please read the whole thread.
    wasnt meant for collector correct.
    Maybe a refurbished Omega with a quality repainted dial
    might work for you.
    "This seller puts out a nice product for what he
    sells. Mostly completely refurbished Omegas.
    Some of the dials are even original.
    He offers a nice warranty also."
     
  12. Hijak

    Hijak Aug 22, 2014

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    Having read the whole thread and knowing this is a thread from "a Clueless Beginner" just thought it should be pointed out since just the link was posted and nothing else.:) Just looking out for the newbies.
     
  13. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Aug 22, 2014

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    no problem.;)
    OP: Pitpro, thank you for your advice. I think a refurbished Omega with a quality repainted dial would make my boyfriend very happy. I'm on the hunt!