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Help Identifying Seamaster DeVille from 1960's, filled or solid Gold?

  1. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    Hi I need some help to Identify this 18K Seamaster Deville please (photos attached)

    Gold-plated, Gold Filled, Gold Capped or Solid Gold?
    (In the deep scratches were the bracelet is attached I don't see any other steel coming though)

    From the year 196X?

    I think it's caliber 562? (as there is no quick date set.)
     
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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Oct 10, 2019

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    Well, since it says 14K on the case, I can pretty confidently say that it isn't 18K ;)

    It's an US cased, solid gold model and possibly a cal 562 or 560 (17 jewel version primarily for the American market). Probably mid- to early 60s.

    That bracelet hasn't done the lugs any good :(
     
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  3. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    Thank you! Could you tell if it's solid gold or gold filled?
     
  4. bubba48

    bubba48 Oct 10, 2019

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    It's solid gold 14K (583/ooo)
     
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  5. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    What makes you know it's solid? and is this Caliber called "583/ooo" or is that something else?
    Thank you very much bubba48
     
  6. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    583 = 14 Karat - I got that part now.. Thanks
     
  7. michael22

    michael22 Oct 10, 2019

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    American cases usually had 14k GF, for instance, if they were gold filled. 14K alone just means gold, alone.
    Euro cases tend to have SS backs if the case is plated or filled. Solid gold cases usually had solid gold backs.
     
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  8. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    So your guess is then American solid?
     
  9. bubba48

    bubba48 Oct 10, 2019

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    Never seen an European GF case and there is a SS back only with a gold plated case.
     
  10. bubba48

    bubba48 Oct 10, 2019

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    May be a German one; anyway I see some other hallmarks that can help identify nationality

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  11. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    That's the reflection of the scratch and the whole.
     
  12. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Oct 10, 2019

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    The "14K Gold" is a standard US hallmark. The case was almost certainly made in the USA, while the movement and dial came from Switzerland.

    We tend to be a little more direct than the Swiss, who prefer animals and queen's heads as hallmarks.
    gatorcpa
     
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  13. Omegaman_Deville

    Omegaman_Deville Oct 10, 2019

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    Thanks!
    Ok so it's a US made 14k Solid gold
    Cal 562 or 560
    Anyone know what year it's made?
     
  14. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Oct 10, 2019

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    US Collection cases often have lug widths in fractions of an inch. This one is most likely 11/16". You can find both vintage leather straps and bracelets on eBay.

    Tom
     
  15. Chewbakkka

    Chewbakkka Oct 11, 2019

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    you have some nice DNA in that bracelet...
     
  16. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 11, 2019

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    Personally I’d get rid of that cheap crusty Speidel bracelet and put this on a nice strap of some type. Gold look good on a maroon lizard maybe? This SMDV has a very nice dial IMO, deserves better than that crusty bracelet!:eek:
     
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