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  1. Ecodelosandes

    Ecodelosandes Sep 20, 2015

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    Hello gents,
    can anybody please help me to figure out if the dial in this 166.009 Cross Hairs Seamaster is original or is it a nice redial?
    I know it's not the best photo, is the one provided in the online publication, but maybe it's good enough.
    I'm evaluating it to make my own, and the crosshairs itself look a little bold to me, what do you think?
    Thanks in advance.

    Miguel
     
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  2. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Sep 20, 2015

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    I say yes, the font of seamaster looks very thick as do the crosshairs though I will add the caveat that I have been wrong before!
     
  3. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Sep 20, 2015

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    Sure looks that way? The S in Seamaster doesn't look right .
     
  4. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Sep 20, 2015

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    Some have that hook and some are rounded in letter S
     
  5. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Sep 20, 2015

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    Redialed.
    Crosshair is too thick. It should be thinner than the font.
     
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  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 20, 2015

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    Who can say for sure with that crappy picture? I've seen original dials mistaken for redials because of poorly lit and out of focus photographs.
     
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  7. PatrickJ

    PatrickJ Sep 20, 2015

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    Can you supply a more lit, better focused picture?
     
  8. Marlowe

    Marlowe Sep 20, 2015

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    The cross hairs need to be more delicate. On the evidence of the photo they are a later addition.
     
  9. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Sep 20, 2015

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    That's the difference between an expert and a novice.
     
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  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 20, 2015

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    Calling @cicindela! Steve, we need you to tell the tale of the "redialed" black Constellation Pie Pan with white cross hairs that everyone else passed on because the poor pictures made it look refinished.
     
  11. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Sep 20, 2015

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    Did Steve buy it? Because he's an expert.
    That's how they win the games on eBay.
     
  12. Ecodelosandes

    Ecodelosandes Sep 20, 2015

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    Hello Gents,
    Thank you for all the feedback, it reflects (and reinforces) most of my thoughts on this point. Sadly there is no much hope to get a better photo ro discard the effect of poor illumination and/or focus off the equation.
    I think i will decide the purchase keeping in mind the strong possibility that it is a redial or very probably the cross are added aftermarket.
    Thank you, very much.

    Miguel