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  1. gt1578

    gt1578 Dec 9, 2014

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    Hi Everybody,

    I am a first time vintage watch buyer and have my eyes set on an Omega Seamaster de Ville. I have found a particular watch for $1300 and would love people's opinions on whether this watch appears to be the real deal. Thanks!

    The listing shows as follows:

    1963-1964 Seamaster De Ville Watch
    This watch is 100% Original! Nothing has been changed.


    This watch is signed 7x: dial, case (inside and outside), movement, crystal,band and crown.

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    DIAL & MARKERS


    Dial is Omega factory original. Silver in color.
    Never redone. Mint condition.
    Omega factory original markers, silver in color

    HANDS
    Original.
    Silver in color.

    CASE
    Omega factory original. Stainless steel.
    34.0 mm in size excluding the crown.

    LUG
    Omega factory original. Stainless steel.

    BEZEL
    Omega factory original. Stainless steel.

    CASE BACK

    Omega factory original. Stainless steel.
    Signed with Omega Sea Monster logo.
    Case back #166.020

    CROWN
    Omega original crown. Signed


    CRYSTAL
    Original Omega crystal.

    MOVEMENT

    Omega factory original. Automatic with date feature.
    Caliber #562,24 Jewel,
    Serial #21255691, which dates the model back to around 1963-1964.

    BAND & BUCKLE
    Original stainless steel band. Can fit up to 7.50 inches.
     
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  2. Dengar

    Dengar Dec 10, 2014

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    The execution of the "Automatic" and "Seamaster De Ville" text lead me to think that this dial has been refinished.
    Hopefully an expert will chime in.
     
  3. Dengar

    Dengar Dec 10, 2014

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    Also, what is it with people and manhandling movements?
     
  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 10, 2014

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    Not ready to write OPs watch off as being refinished, there are some variances in Seamaster print.

    I know for sure this one is original.

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  5. Dengar

    Dengar Dec 10, 2014

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    Notice how the first "e" in Seamaster is different and "VILLE" is spaced differently?
    Is the text not refinished?
     
  6. gt1578

    gt1578 Dec 10, 2014

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    Hi Dengar, thanks for your comments. I had some suspicions on whether the watch was refinished/redialed. The last two weeks, I feel like I've taken a crash course on vintage watches after reading numerous threads on different boards. I like the style of the 1960s de ville so at this point I just need to be patient.
     
  7. gt1578

    gt1578 Dec 10, 2014

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    Thanks X350 XJR for the photo, it helps a lot as a reference shot when I look at other listings!
     
  8. Dengar

    Dengar Dec 10, 2014

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    No problem. I'm just comparing your photos to XJR's.
     
  9. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 16, 2014

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    Dial looks good to me...but that price is outrageous, even with a BOR bracelet.:(
     
  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Dec 16, 2014

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    Ditto

    Ditto

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