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  1. Bert KB May 16, 2021

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    Hi everyone,

    just inherited this lovely Seamaster from my dad, and would love some thoughts on what model it is. I think it is a 166.003 looking at other pictures, but mine has the vertical and horizontal cross-lines on the face which others don’t. It is of gold colour, and there are black details on the minute and hour hand. On the edge of the face, at the bottom, right on the edge is ‘T Swiss T’ text. The watch is fully working, but not original strap (I’d like to get one, and have the crystal polished). Any thought and comments appreciated. Thank you, Ian
     
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  2. slavedata May 17, 2021

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    Looks lovely, lucky you to inherit such a tasteful watch. When was it last serviced?
     
  3. jeppe888 May 29, 2021

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  4. gbesq May 29, 2021

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    I think that 166.003 is probably correct, but I’m not sure about the crown. Maybe caliber 565. Dial style and hands look like late 1960s/early 1970s. I’m sure that our resident vintage Seamaster experts will weigh in shortly. All the information that you need is inside the case back. A movement service and a crystal polish and you should be good to go. Very nice heirloom.
     
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  5. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 29, 2021

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    Oh and the strap is a wear part just like the belts and brake pads on your car. Don’t obsess on finding one that is original. Often, straps that old are unreliable. You might have the original pin buckle though ... do keep that. Lots of strap makers out there. Critical dimensions (mm) are space between lugs and ID of the buckle.
     
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  6. Rdelgao May 31, 2021

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    Such nice heirloom. I suggest you post pictures of the inside aswell I'm sure experienced members will have interesting information to share
     
  7. Jkbenn02 Jun 4, 2021

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    Nice one
     
  8. Walrus Jun 5, 2021

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    Beautiful man my favorite watches are the family heirlooms. So much meaning and history behind it enjoy may it serve u well.
     
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