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  1. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 17, 2017

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    My brother dug up Dad's old watch. He must have bought in the 50s after he got into medical school. While in college he did not have much money. I remember it lying at the bottom of a desk drawer in the 60s. Maybe it was not keeping time right. Did he get it as present? Was it already used? These are questions that no one can answer today.

    I remember that he was proud of the watch even thought he liked digital watches and never had any interest in watches except to tell time. Maybe he liked the calculator function but I doubt that he used it much.

    I think my brother will get it cleaned up. Someone said it would cost between $200 and $400.
     
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  2. West Slope

    West Slope Sep 17, 2017

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    Going to need more photos....front and inside would be ideal. And get that horrible band off of it....
     
  3. dx009

    dx009 Sep 17, 2017

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    Well it looks good from the back... :cool:
     
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  4. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 17, 2017

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    Looks like it's probably a front loading Seamaster DeVille? Dates to mid-late 60's rather than 50's. Nice watches and with a good service should be able to give solid performance even now.
     
  5. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Sep 17, 2017

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    It probably died of embarrassment from being on that Speidel bracelet...
     
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  6. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 17, 2017

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  7. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 17, 2017

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    Does this help?
     
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  8. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 17, 2017

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    Could be. That would make sense, too.
     
  9. Edward53

    Edward53 Sep 17, 2017

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    Very nice. Totally original, in good shape and doesn't want anything doing to it beyond a new strap, a service and surface scratches in the crystal polishing out. DON'T send it to Omega for servicing. Use a skilled private watchmaker who understands vintage and will handle it sensitively while keeping all parts original where possible. Omega's policy is to return watches to as new condition which isn't what's needed here and is also a lot more expensive.
     
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  10. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 17, 2017

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    Looks very nice. Reasonably rare cross-hair dial. Most of the marks look like they're on the crystal, so a new crystal with a thorough case clean (not polish) and a movement service will work wonders.
     
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  11. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Sep 17, 2017

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    Its a pretty thing, get someone to give it a good service (depending on where you are there are plenty of people on here or who can recommend someone local to you), put it on a nice croc or leather band and you've got a timeless classic.
     
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  12. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 17, 2017

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    In mid Michigan?
     
  13. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Sep 17, 2017

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    You might have to mail it a few miles. I live in coastal Georgia and have been using a watchmaker in Minnesota.

    He's a member here, here's a link to his website: http://www.tmwatchco.com
     
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  14. West Slope

    West Slope Sep 17, 2017

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    Very nice, well preserved and not redialed.
     
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  15. A2Omega

    A2Omega Sep 19, 2017

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