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Got my late father's old Omega on Father's Day...

  1. Boston Driver

    Boston Driver Jun 20, 2017

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    Any idea what year range this Seamaster is? It has a winding mechanism, probably loses a minute per day. I am looking for an appropriate watch band to replace the aftermarket Speidel (his wrist was much smaller than mine)...I'm thinking beads of rice perhaps?

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  2. waterproofpt

    waterproofpt Jun 20, 2017

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    Surefire way of getting the date is to have the caseback opened and look for the serial number on the movement. Then check for the date by googling for Omega Serial Numbers. Such as this ...... http://chronomaddox.com/omega_serial_numbers.html
     
  3. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jun 21, 2017

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    Welcome to the OF. Lovely watch :)
    That looks awfully similar to my late Grandfathers watch (caseback reference : 166 001).
    When I google it, it looks like yours too.
    Then as @waterproofpt mentioned, you need the movement number to correctly date it.
    According to the movement number in mine, mine is about a '63.
    Go to your nearest watchmaker and let them open it for you and take a pic.
    Edit : loses a minute a day -> most likely needs a good service.
     
  4. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 21, 2017

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    Don't try to open the caseback (it can't be done).

    If you want to get all of the details from the inside take it to a competent watchmaker.
     
  5. Edward53

    Edward53 Jun 21, 2017

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    With that shaped "S" it will be earlier than 63, probably about 59-61. Nice watch, it would look great on a tan leather strap with a gold or gold-plated Omega buckle.
     
  6. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jun 21, 2017

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    Unless you know when it was last serviced, while it's at the competent watchmaker, have it serviced, too.
     
  7. billythekid

    billythekid Jun 21, 2017

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    case ref maybe 166.020 gold top
     
  8. kkrankall

    kkrankall Jun 21, 2017

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    I have one very similar but in SS

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    You'll need one of these to open but don't bother bring it to a watchmaker.

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    Mine is model 14775-1 circa 1960
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  9. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 21, 2017

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    I would not recommend using that type of crystal lift on these actually...agree best to take it to a watchmaker who has the correct tools.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  10. Searching

    Searching Jun 21, 2017

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    Nice Watch!
     
  11. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Jun 21, 2017

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    Really nice piece and something to treasure. Wear in good health.
     
  12. Rumar89

    Rumar89 Jun 21, 2017

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    Beautiful watch. Wear it in good health!