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Advise on buying first vintage watch, Seamaster

  1. SantiagoF

    SantiagoF Jun 28, 2020 7:22pm

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    Hi everyone,
    I´m buying my first vintage watch (I like the Seamaster gold and black dial), and I´ve been offered this one.
    Is it original?, how much should I pay for this watch?, the second hand looks too long...
    Thank you very much for your advise!
     
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  2. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Jun 28, 2020 10:19pm

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    Need a clear straight on photo of the dial
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jun 28, 2020 10:47pm

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    The case top is very worn/polished.
     
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  4. joe band

    joe band Jun 29, 2020 2:39am

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    where's the bridge?
     
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  5. killer67

    killer67 Jun 29, 2020 4:44am

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    In the movement not visible in pics
     
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  6. janice&fred

    janice&fred Jun 29, 2020 6:13am

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    I like it. Yea it's been around and polished but most 50+ year old watches are if they were used as intended. The black and gold is a great vintage color combo.
     
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  7. SantiagoF

    SantiagoF Jun 30, 2020 12:15pm

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    Hi, I don´t have that picture. How do you think is it? I don´t even know if the watch is working properly inside, I don´t have that picture either.
    Is it easy fixable? How much should I pay for this one?
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge
     
  8. Ωemptymywallet

    Ωemptymywallet Jul 1, 2020 4:03am

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    Definitely see if you can get pictures of the movement.

    Once a watch is polished it cannot be "fixed" besides being polished again. That's why collectors will dedicate a lot of time to finding watches that haven't been refinished. Personally I don't think there's anything wrong with polished cases for everyday wear. My advice would be to have a look at what some gold capped seamasters sold for on ebay.
     
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  9. SantiagoF

    SantiagoF Jul 1, 2020 9:08am

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    Thanks for your comment, and how do you 'price' a watch like this. How much should I pay, which are the critical things to focus on and what's the value of those things...