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  1. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 17, 2019

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    Greetings,
    First time post here. I have always been a fan of Omega time-pieces. My father recently passed away and left several watches to me. One of them is this Gold (14/18K?) Omega Seamaster calendar wristwatch. I can barely read the details along the rim of the back, but what I can read says, "Waterproof Seamaster" Interestingly the case is bare, is that normal? I was wondering for insurance purposes what the value might be? Is it Real or Fake? I plan on changing the gold band. I have no idea how old it is but I think it was given to him by a patient back in the 70's? I will post better pictures soon. The other is an Omega Constellation that I will also be uploading pictures. They are in excellent condition with no scratches on the crystal (Saphire?)
    Thank you

    Semper Fi
     
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  2. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie May 17, 2019

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    Both awesome watches and appear to be solid gold.

    The seamaster bracelet looks really cool and I line the dial too!

    Not too sure on insurance value sorry, I'll let the experts come in.
     
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  3. Sherbie

    Sherbie May 17, 2019

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    I would guess the following

    1) Constellation, pie pan dial and dog leg case, if 18K, then $ 2500 - 3500

    2) seamaster, possible 18k dial, with arrowhead markers, if case also 18K, then around $1800 - 2500

    Both guesses above are for head only

    If the bracelets are also 18K, and if not Omega branded, then value as scrap - ie weight them both and work out scrap gold value

    Ps could really do with much better photos to give better advice on these. Both crystals will be plastic, by the way, not sapphire, so can be easily polished by hand
     
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  4. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 17, 2019

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    Thank you! The Constellation band is Omega branded, the other has 18K stamped but not omega brand.
     
  5. Sherbie

    Sherbie May 17, 2019

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    Is the omega constellation band also 18K marked?
     
  6. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 17, 2019

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    The Constellation has the Omega brand but I cannot find any Gold quality markings
     
  7. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 17, 2019

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    Agreed, thanks. I took them with my phone in poor lighting. I will pull out the real camera and do them proper. :)
     
  8. Sherbie

    Sherbie May 17, 2019

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    Best to give it a good look over in strong daylight with a loupe. It may have a small mark or hallmark somewhere.

    Both lovely watches. Post better pictures please.

    All the information will be on the inside of the watches. So take them to a qualifies watchmaker ( NOT a battery changer in a strip mall) and take good photos of both movements and inside the case backs

    The movement will give a long number (8 numbers, which we can date the watch) and a caliber number

    The case back will confirm metal ( 18 or 14 K) where made ( normally swiss, sometimes USA etc) and reference number of each watch

    For example, here is a photo of the inside case back of my rose gold dog leg constellation from 1966

    Hammer head mark is the maker of the case, 168005 is the watch ref number, 18K/750 is 18k gold etc

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  9. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member May 17, 2019

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    Value of SM which is 14k is greater than value of the connie even if it is 18k
     
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  10. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 18, 2019

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    Excellent, thank you for all the information. I found the 18K stamp on the Constellation. Here are some more pictures. Trying to get better ones of the Seamaster but it is so shiny :)
    Now I have to find a reputable watch place to have them inspected and get the details from inside.
     
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  11. new_heuer

    new_heuer May 18, 2019

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    A value for insurance would be circa £10k for the both. An insurance valuation is generally the price you would have to pay to buy these from a dealer today. The insurance value is was above a private sale price. Love the Seamaster, very unusual dial and it looks to be in excellent condition.
     
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  12. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 18, 2019

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    Thank you. Both of them are in mint condition. I cannot recall my father ever wearing them. He was a humble man and I think they were too flashy for him.

    Regards
     
  13. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF May 18, 2019

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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing those pictures.
     
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  14. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 18, 2019

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    Those are stunning pieces. The bracelet on the Seamaster is awesome- I could never pull it off (need a gold pinky ring and a handful of Brylcream) but it totally appropriate for the time.
     
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  15. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 18, 2019

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    Jw- Hahaha, agreed, "not my bag baby"; I think that is why my dad never wore it. It was given to him by some very appreciative patient. The bracelet is solid Gold so it would have to be sold as scrap I suppose.
     
  16. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo May 18, 2019

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    Both of the bracelets are aftermarket, but the one on the Constellation looks great :)

    The other one looks... Heavy.

    Lovely, lovely watches - what an inheritance to remember your father by.
     
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  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 18, 2019

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    Nooo!!! Don’t sell that bracelet for scrap pleeeease!! Things like that are so awesome to see on a period watch.

    My dad only got fruit baskets and boxes of chocolates from patients....what crap is that!
     
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  18. Usmc1968

    Usmc1968 May 19, 2019

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    Hahaha, we actually got live turkeys and a pickup truck of pineapples one time :)
    I know the Seamaster was a gift becasue he told me. I cannot confirm about the Connie, I guess it does not really matter.
     
  19. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member May 19, 2019

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    Hi

    Both watches are great ! !!!

    enjoy them !
    best
    bill
     
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  20. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 19, 2019

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    Thanks for linking me to it, nice SMPP, interesting that this is yet another from Mexico, one of mine is from there too and another while apparently delivered to "French Colonies" according to the extract turned up near Mexico.
     
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