Ok gang, this is the post http://omegaforums.net/threads/recommended-ebay-watches.1790/ that pushed me into this one... It was sitting in the post office as I was out of town when the post lady came to deliver. I'm happy with the deal. The watch looks a lot better in person than those pics in the Seller's ad. There are a few nicks here and there but nothing to bother me. It winds smoothly and for the last few four hours it has remained in synch with my Comcast cable digital box. I must say that this one feels as the heavier vintage Omega in my collection. This one scratches two itches; a watch with an "Explorer" like dial and a "coat hanger S" Seamaster The Omega strap appears to be original but the hole side is unfortunately shot and must be replaced, the buckle is however definitely a keeper Mike and Steve: thanks for your post and recommendations! Here are some pics after a light cleaning with a polishing cloth... this one will go for service and pampering in the next few days. Now, lets see all the other September acquisitions!