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Help with an Omega Seamaster 2576 On 1506 bracelet

  1. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Hello all.
    I have come across a watch while cleaning out stuff in my family home. After doing some homework I've realised it might be a unique watch. I haven't been able to find the actual watch it self on line at all but I know braclet on it can be worth a bit. It has the 16 stamp at either end of the braclet and it's not stretched at all.
    Im wondering if anyone could help me as to if they have seen this watch before and its worth. Here's some photos.
    Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Excuse my photos they are not the clearest and don't quite do it justice. I'll will try to take better ones for you.
    Thank you kindly again.
     
  3. Dan S Mar 23, 2021

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    Looks like a nice 1950s Seamaster. I don't know that I would call it unique or even rare, or perfect, but it's certainly a nice vintage watch and bracelet and a great heirloom. Congrats on finding it. If the end links are #16, then unfortunately I think they may have been modified to fit between 18mm lugs, which is a bummer.

    Someone here may recognize the reference just from the photos, but if you can open the watch, the reference number will be inside the case-back and the serial number on the movement.
     
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  4. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 23, 2021

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    The bracelet is unique ;) and probably worth more than the watch being a flat link bracelet.
     
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  5. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Ok yes I might have got a bit over excited with it then but thank you for your comments and help Dan.
     
  6. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Being a watch collector Standy what do you think it's value might be in the range of?
     
  7. Dan S Mar 23, 2021

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the 1506 bracelet is worth a couple grand even with the modded end-links, but I haven't been tracking recent sales. The watch will be somewhere in the $500-$800 range depending on condition.
     
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  8. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Mar 23, 2021

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  10. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Mar 23, 2021

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    If they are #16 end links (which you would see stamped into the underside), they should be 20mm. Modded meaning they would have been filed down to fit the smaller lugs of your watch, which would affect the value.
     
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  11. Dan S Mar 23, 2021

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    The end-links are basically worthless if they aren't 20mm wide.
     
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  12. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Mar 23, 2021

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    The end links (1) should be 20mm, matching the profile of the last link (2), however, you can see how much the end link has been filed down in comparison. EE4DA6F0-D70C-4D04-BB61-7C9FC5457DCD.jpeg
     
  13. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Ok I understand now, thank you for that information and photo its very helpful, thank you to everyone for their comments and help. I will be looking to sell this watch as a whole or just the bracelet.
     
  14. hillsboy01 Mar 23, 2021

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    Just one more thing, someone has messaged me saying if the underside of the watch is 20ml with little pertruding pieces either side that it may be a one of a very limited number of watches bought out and that was almost like a miss print. Is this possible or is there such a bracelet or is this person just having a laugh at me?
     
  15. Dan S Mar 23, 2021

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    Based on that description, I don't really understand what this person was referring to. Even if there were some 516 end-links that were originally 18mm (which I doubt), I don't think they would be desirable or valuable. The usual 20mm-wide 516 end links are desirable because they are correct for vintage Speedmaster and Seamaster 300 watches, which are highly collectible and very valuable, often in the 5-figure range. 18mm end-links are not as desirable in general, and modified parts are always less interesting to collectors. Nobody would put a filed-down set of 18mm 516 end-links on their $12k Speedmaster with 20mm lug spacing. It would look terrible. However, they might buy the bracelet and hope to find another pair of end-links elsewhere, which would not be cheap or easy.

    IMO, you will want to sell the bracelet and watch separately. As I mentioned, someone with an old Speedmaster or Seamaster 300 will want it for their watch, and they won't necessarily want your watch, which is better sold separately.

    Hope this helps, and good luck. You may get some offers by PM, but be careful. Long-time members are generally very trustworthy, but there are always scammers lurking around.
     
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  16. Scarecrow Boat 5000 Candles in the Wind Mar 23, 2021

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    Agreed. They have definitely been filed down though, as you can see whoever did it filed/cut off a tab on the bottom of at least one of them...
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  17. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 24, 2021

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    That looks like a 2576 bumper, those have 18mm lugs. It is not unique, it is relatively common but looks in decent condition. You also have a valuable 1506 bracelet (more so than the head by a factor of 2) and some much less valuable modified end links which are now 18mm. No16 links are 20mm wide so those are now rather different.
     
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  18. kov Trüffelschwein. Mar 24, 2021

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    That's a great find ! I'd love to find this kind of things while cleaning out stuff in my home :thumbsup:

    Now as you're talking to (mainly) collectors here, the condition of this watch is far away from perfect. Just to put things in perspective. It is a worn watch that clearly had a life. It would rather qualify for good but certainly not perfect, imho.
     
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  19. Wlcutter Mar 24, 2021

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    Just to make more clear about the watch, too: the 2576 is sort of a strange references that has, of late, been getting more and more expensive. While OP's watch doesn't have Brueget numerals, it looks clean and the dial (from the imperfect pictures) doesn't look redone. The case is worn, and the clover-leaf stem's been replaced at some point. As everyone's mentioned, the 1506 is worth more than the watch, but if there were good pictures and a picture of the movement, I presume the watch would sell, like @Dan S wrote, for $600-800 on ebay.
     
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  20. hillsboy01 Mar 24, 2021

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