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Got a little carried away with this 165.024

  1. Dsplash

    Dsplash Sep 3, 2019

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    Hi all!

    long time lurker but never poster, I had been looking for a 165.024 for some time now and found that one, while casually browsing auctions on eBay.

    Being more of a vintage Rolex nerd, I don’t know much about the tiny details of such a watch.


    As the auction was close to an end when I saw it, I researched all I could on omegaseamaster300.com, asked for better pictures but without enough time to get them, considered the seller’s perfect feedback (and habit to take awful pictures) and bid what seemed a low market value, considering my chances very low...But I won!
    That was not the smartest move is the least to say...I usually read and read and ask before thinking about moving but I got carried away...

    Now I’m wondering if I indeed got lucky or if there is a major flaw I missed with this one! And as late as it is, it’s still better than never to ask for wiser opinion!

    I haven’t paid yet and, as the seller stated it was all original, I guess PayPal’s buyer protection would apply but I’d better like to cancel it now if it’s not true than having to send it back with all the hassle it would bring...I asked again for a better picture of the dial though and will post it if I get it.

    Thanks for reading and for any help I could get!

    Happy to finally be a member here by the way!





    The best pictures I could get if the dial :
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  2. JanV

    JanV Sep 3, 2019

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    Looks quite legit to me, case, hands, dial, bezel, caseback and movement for a SM300. The crown is most likely a replacement. The sword hands should to my understanding be accompanied with a big triangle dial, and the trapezoid dial should have candlestick hands. On yours it’s candlestick hands on a trapezoid dial. And you need a EoA to confirm that the movement actually came with a SM300 to get the most value out of it. The serial compared to the bezel looks to be correct around -67. And i believe this is the time when the sword hands started to come on the SM300’s, so there could have been an transition where candlesticks where seen with trapezoid dials for a short period. But now we need to chime in the heavy artillery of OF professionals to either discuss my observations and your watch. :)
     
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  3. JanV

    JanV Sep 3, 2019

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    Then again bidding for something without the dedication to fulfil the payment when won is not seen as positive behaviour. Imagine this in reverse. If one has the balls to bid, then one needs to walk tall all the way to the bank. Just my thoughts...
     
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  4. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Sep 3, 2019

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    100% this.
     
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  5. Dsplash

    Dsplash Sep 3, 2019

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    You know what? You’re right! I completed the paiement
    I had a gut feeling it would be a good deal, let’s see it through then.

    It’s just that if it’s not all original as clearly stated, I’ll send it back and it’ll have gone twice in the customs claws in the process so I’d figured I’d better make sure first but you are right, it’s piss me off as a seller (but then again, I’d post accurate pictures )
     
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  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 3, 2019

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    When you get it, post better pics and a movement shot. Some people are sticklers for 100% original others not as these things have commonly been back to Omega for service during their life. Crowns- consumables in my book-should be replaced with a factory service crown at service to remain water tight. If the hands are factory service hands, it’s not the worst thing. As long as it’s genuine factory parts and the price was right- I wouldn’t sweat it. It’s an attractive watch.
     
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  7. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Sep 4, 2019

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    It's all good. Enjoy it. There are many correct dial/hands/bezel configurations possible. Service parts also......like any normal Submariner without collectors standards, you can find the old parts and bring it back to the period correct piece. You paid less than expected, so be happy. If you want to keep it, get the excerpt from the archives for SFR. 120 and have fun. Kind regards. Achim
     
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  8. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Sep 4, 2019

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    Good luck and enjoy. Don't forget the archive extract!
     
  9. simonsays

    simonsays Sep 4, 2019

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    Is this the CB case with some extra numbers engraved in the case back?
    If so it will be interesting to hear if an EOA sheds any extra light on their significance.
     
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  10. padders

    padders Sep 4, 2019

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    Lume looks puffy with no holes. Am thinking period relume. Otherwise looks interesting.
     
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  11. JanV

    JanV Sep 4, 2019

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    I was looking at these also, could these be from a prior service?
     
  12. simonsays

    simonsays Sep 4, 2019

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    They look like factory engravings, too good for service marks, but the photo is not great?

    I think either extra case manufacturing numbers, or possibly something more interesting?
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  13. RichG

    RichG Sep 4, 2019

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    Looks 100% legit imo. Looks like lume on hands has been stabilised. (Removed and some lume put on thr back).
     
  14. JanV

    JanV Sep 4, 2019

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    What was the serial on this one, the link seems to have been removed?
     
  15. simonsays

    simonsays Sep 4, 2019

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  16. JanV

    JanV Sep 4, 2019

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  17. lindo

    lindo Sep 5, 2019

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    It looks very familiar to me - the Seamaster 300 was my first good watch, given on my 21st birthday in 1967. How I wish I still had it.
     
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  18. Dsplash

    Dsplash Sep 6, 2019

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    Hi all

    Got it today, put on a nato I had for a quick wristshot!
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    I like it a lot and am very happy with my purchase!
    I’ll ask for an extract of archives to see if they can say something about the CB engraving

    Thanks for the advices and thanks to the seller for bearing with my doubts! I’d recommend him anytime!
     
  19. lindo

    lindo Sep 6, 2019

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    Good move - this one has lots of character.
     
  20. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 6, 2019

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    Great looking! This one has the perfect amount of wabi-sabi without looking trashed. Congrats.