Hey everyone! I wanted to share the Seamaster 30 that I saved(!) from a foul seller just looking for quick profit. (Well... he succeeded) Photos in the listing were kind of blurry and purposely shot in a tight angle, but enough for me to see that the gold plating on the lugs and bezel were worn away. But I also noticed that the crystal (lots of scratches), crown and cover are still original and the linen dial looks really really nice and untouched. After speaking with the guy he agreed to lower his price to around 240 USD. Transaction was going to be handled on a local website, so it allowed me to pay that 240 USD divided in 6 months. (Thanks to our credit card regulations in my country) When I received the watch, I immediately noticed that the case had a gouge near the back cover meets the case. It looked like someone tried to open it from the side with a sharp object(!). Since I already knew the condition of the case was sub-par and I was planning to get another same reference case in the future (If I can find one), the gouge wasn't a huge problem for me. I should add that I expected to have one or two treats(!) in the movement area, to my surprise, the movement looked really clean and crisp. Long story short; I fell in love with the linen dial and decided to buy the watch anyway to use it after sending it to my watchmaker (Maintenance and case repair). You may think I overpaid for a piece in this condition, but how could I leave it to the hands of the guy again! Not possible with the 6 months payments Watch has 14389-11-CSP reference written in the cover, and Cal.269 movement inside. (I wounded it fully once and timekeeping is consistent +30 sec with power reserve of around 40 hours. Not bad I guess) Now it's sitting in the watchbox and waiting to return to its glory days. Hoping to hear any ideas if I did OK or it was just dumb move Adding the current photos of the watch, although direct light under the magnifier doesn't do the linen dial justice.