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  1. Viper320 Nov 30, 2022

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    Hi everyone, a newbie here and I am in Florida....I would like to post some pics to hopefully find more info on a vintage Seamaster 600 with date. Is this okay to post pics as a newbie?
     
  2. Dan S Nov 30, 2022

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    Absolutely. And feel free to introduce yourself and provide some context.
     
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  4. BarbVl Dec 1, 2022

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    So we are still waiting for the pictures..:). But if you will open the watch you will find all the info you will search inside. The case ref no, the serial number which will give you an idea when the watch was produced and the caliber of the watch (type of movement).
     
  5. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 1, 2022

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    Hey! Give the OP a break, they may have to work for a living and can't spend time on OF 24/7.

    (Like me)

    :D
     
  6. Viper320 Dec 1, 2022

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    I will try to take good pictures, I am a former Marine from camp Lejeune 2nd Tanks, I collect die cast cars mostly t.v. and movie related, some coins and paper monies.The watch was handed down to me after my father passed away and he has had it since I believe the 60's....very clean an works just fine but as far as being serviced, I don't think so. I have never removed the back to inspect, I would leave that to a pro....it is too small for my wrist and I would not alter it. I would like to know more on value and history of the 600's. 16698936358535009692458160926207.jpg 16698937159696660563898147662761.jpg 16698937487431853204745693640084.jpg 16698937873914825538446585112887.jpg 16698938343916568351537464341140.jpg 16698938689163776393066955430194.jpg 16698936358535009692458160926207.jpg 16698937159696660563898147662761.jpg 16698937487431853204745693640084.jpg 16698937873914825538446585112887.jpg 16698938343916568351537464341140.jpg 16698938689163776393066955430194.jpg
     
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  7. Viper320 Dec 1, 2022

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    I know it's probably not much to look at but she works and has been around for a long time.:)
     
  8. padders Oooo subtitles! Dec 1, 2022

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    Looks nice and honest, likely from the late 1960s. Probably uses the 611 or similar 613 date variant movement. Might be model 136.011 or model 136.070 The value of the head is circa mid hundreds of $ with maybe another $100-150 for the beads of rice bracelet. The sting though will be that if you want to use it regularly, it really needs a good service that will run to a couple of hundred miniumum. I'd happily own and wear that, and I'm fussy!
     
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  9. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 1, 2022

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    To the contrary.
    It's a very nice Omega from the mid 1960s or so. A time when Omega still made high quality watches before the quartz crisis caused a downturn in their quality.
     
  10. janice&fred Dec 1, 2022

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    Super nice watch your dad had there! I think that bracelet would also fit a cosmic due to the head links and looks nice on yours too. I would get it serviced and wear it. Is it too small size-wise re-watch head or the bracelet too tight for your wrist?
     
  11. Viper320 Dec 1, 2022

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    It is too small for my wrist and I don't want to alter it, and thanks for the praises...I have ben reading and some of this stuff is way out my league. I will get it serviced and probably keep it on display on my dresser. Those numbers...:confused: I guess once opened I will take more pics.
     
  12. Dan S Dec 1, 2022

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    Looks like a great heirloom from your father. If you aren't going to wear it, there's really no need to have it serviced in my opinion. I have several pocket watches from my father that I use as display pieces, and I only wind them once or twice a year to see them run. I'd never bother to pay to have them serviced, just money down the drain and unnecessary risk of damage.
     
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  13. Viper320 Dec 1, 2022

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    wait..what...? :thumbsdown: a couple hundred to service it ? Well maybe I won't service it, she still runs fine.
     
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  14. Olhenry56 Dec 1, 2022

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    Yeah, it's very intricate work that requires a lot of experience. I highly recommend watching some videos of the process. It's fascinating.
    If you ever want to know more about the watch, a local watchmaker would probably unscrew the back and let you take photos of the movement and case back.
     
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  15. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 1, 2022

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    If you think a couple of hundred bucks for a service is scary, you'd probably shit bricks if you knew how much it would cost if you sent it to Omega for a service.
     
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  16. SOG53 Dec 1, 2022

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    I got a similar vintage Omega from my Dad and I had it serviced and I wear it occasionally- and it gives me great pleasure. This is exactly the kind of watch people love on this forum- verified one owner heirloom in honest original condition- and if you have it serviced it will be good for years and your will not be sorry you did it, IMO. If the bracelet is small there are extra links available which watchmaker can install easily. So I would encourage you to do that and enjoy it for years, and maybe pass it on to the next generation. Wear it in good health!!
     
  17. Viper320 Dec 2, 2022

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    Thank you for that, that's why I don't own a Lamborghini......couldn't afford the maintenance...and yes I would like to wear it, it's Classic !
     
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  18. Kraal90 Dec 2, 2022

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    Yeah as Dan says there’s no need to spend money on aversive if you aren’t going to wear it.

    If the bracelet is too small maybe you can hunt around for additional links. Could be hard to find but worth the effort. Watch looks great!
     
  19. BarbVl Dec 3, 2022

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    The watch look very nice and i think the value of it it's near 400-500 Euro.
     
  20. Dan S Dec 20, 2022

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