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Are there omega seamasters with applied "Omega" text?

  1. BaksteenNL

    BaksteenNL Jul 12, 2019 8:47am

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    Hi Omegaforums,
    This is my first post and it's regarding a question I have about vintage Omega Seamasters and if there are versions with the applied brand name. I've recently been looking at Seamasters I might want to buy and when I thought I found one I liked I did pass on it because I was afraid that it was a redial (first watch). The watch had no seamaster logo on the back which would make it an early model and I had never seen this dial configuration. I also noted that the "Omega" text was applied instead of printed like with vintage constellation. The watch could not be opened because the seller did not have the tools. I later found another watch with the applied brand name even though I know it's a Seamaster 30 (second watch). This made me wonder if there are any watches that have the "Omega" applied?
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  2. snunez

    snunez Jul 12, 2019 9:05am

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    Is that second photo yours? A bit blurry to be useful.
     
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  3. BaksteenNL

    BaksteenNL Jul 12, 2019 9:13am

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    No, it's not unfortunately :(
     
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  4. BaksteenNL

    BaksteenNL Jul 12, 2019 9:17am

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    It's zoomed in however. Maybe not zooming in is better.
     
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  5. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 12, 2019 9:22am

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    You are fortunate that's not your watch, because it is a bad redial.
     
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  6. BaksteenNL

    BaksteenNL Jul 12, 2019 10:24am

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    Pfff they're hard to spot for an unseasoned eye
     
  7. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 12, 2019 7:03pm

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    Welcome to OF! I am about 9 months into this hobby, and have given up 95% of my social media and reading time to OF. I recommend you also spend a lot of time here before buying, and keep posting the ones you are interested in before you buy them. Check out esp the redial thread. Omega made so many dial configurations, and to your earlier question, seamasters do have applied logos (and probably printed as well, I don’t have a pic of one). I hope you stick around

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  8. BaksteenNL

    BaksteenNL Jul 12, 2019 8:06pm

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    Ah thanks for answering my question. Been into the hobby for a year now but vintage is kinda new to me (especially omega). Since I've been interested in buying a Seamaster I've noticed that it's kind of a minefield of redials and different dial configurations. But it makes the hunt that much more fun ey and I like the read :). I've checked out the redial thread but find that even I, with my untrained eye, am able to differentiate between a redial and an original on those pictures (most of them are pretty obvious). Will definitely stick around!
     
  9. Vitezi

    Vitezi Jul 12, 2019 8:27pm

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  10. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 12, 2019 9:16pm

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    Vintage is a weird and wonderful place, sounds like you will enjoy it! Good hunting :thumbsup:
     
  11. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 13, 2019 2:47am

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    Just for the sake of future researching by new members, I'd like to point out that this is not entirely correct. Many late fifties Seamasters came without logo on the back and only a "SEAMASTER" script on the periphery of the caseback.
     
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  12. rob#1

    rob#1 Jul 13, 2019 3:02am

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    Applied logo Seamaster, mid 70s

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  13. JanV

    JanV Jul 13, 2019 3:07am

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    Yes there are some really nice ones out there. One of my favourite applied metal “OMEGA” ones.
     
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  14. guwipa

    guwipa Jul 13, 2019 3:47am

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    Second that!!
    Memomatics are real great timepieces :thumbsup:
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  15. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 13, 2019 2:54pm

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    And then there is this that I saw today, painted logo, no seamonster on the back. If I recall, 1961 with a 562 movement. I am surprised to not see anything on the back
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  16. wagudc

    wagudc Jul 13, 2019 4:31pm

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    How can you be sure that is not an aftermarket replacement case back? I don't know the answer just curious.
     
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  17. padders

    padders Jul 13, 2019 4:53pm

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    That could well be a repainted dial on a non Seamaster model. Look at the 3.
     
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  18. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 13, 2019 5:05pm

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    What he said. It's a redial.
     
  19. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 13, 2019 6:03pm

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    Huh, I didn’t see that coming. Okay, going back to OP’s question, lots of styles and things to learn. Moral of the story (for me as much as anyone else), stick with OF :thumbsup:
     
  20. hmmmcamu

    hmmmcamu Jul 15, 2019 4:40pm

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    Applied LOGO ... :)
     
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