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  1. 850csi

    850csi Jul 15, 2016

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    Got this pretty purportedly 1960ish Seamaster for my wife. It's in pretty great condition - almost too pristine for a 50 year old watch. What say you, folks?

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    Caseback & movement shot from the seller:

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    Any concerns? I know the cal. 471 is one of the oldest auto movements, but it should be fine if taken care of I think?

    Thanks!
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 15, 2016

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    The green paint on the markers screams redial but just when I think I can spot 'em someone comes along and proves me wrong.
     
  3. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Jul 15, 2016

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    Certainly is a redial as there were no green dialled Seamasters in the early 60s. Cal 471 is a robust movement and precursor to the 500 series. Fewer jewels and hence the need for a stricter service regime and known click wear in the auto winding system, particularly on neglected examples.

    Cheers

    Desmond
     
  4. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 15, 2016

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    Yay! I'm getting better.
     
  5. 850csi

    850csi Jul 15, 2016

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    Thanks! Thought it might be a redial. How much is something like this worth in light of that? We'll definitely pay a little more attention to the movement to make sure it's running fine - I imagine getting these serviced is not particularly expensive?
     
  6. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Jul 15, 2016

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    Hard to say wit any degree of exactitude what it's worth, but probably a couple of hundred to three hundred dollars, more if it was marketed to the "New_Old" segment. A clean and oil should cost around 150 - 200 in the US but you need to source a good independent watchmaker who knows his way around vintage Omegas. Forget about jewellers or official Omega service centres.
     
  7. Tritium

    Tritium Jul 16, 2016

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    It really bothers me, seeing Sergio Ramos around here :p
     
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