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  1. Resolute

    Resolute Sep 24, 2013

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    I am in need of knowledge, though I've been through many sources, I've come up short. I inherited an Omega Automatic Seamaster Meister. It's gold and stainless steel with a gold over stainless bracelet. Production is in the 1958-59 range. I've been to several jewelers and the word from them is the watch is in condition 2 [fine], but none would lock down a value without a full appraisal. Catch 22: I don't want to pay for an appraisal if it costs more than the watch. One jeweler says the watch is a first production and the Meister is superior to the De Ville. Big issue; I can't find definitive information on the Meister. Can anybody help? If I decide to sell, which gets best bang, auction or advertise? Thanks for looking.
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 24, 2013

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    Hi there. A few things for you:

    a) We don't think well without pictures.

    b) Start a new thread - with pictures - asking about it.

    c) Appraisals are inflated values and not the price a watch will sell for.
     
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  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 24, 2013

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    d) Meister is a Jeweler, retail store, not a model of the watch. These labels were added by some sellers as a prestige marketing addition. It does not indicate an enhancement the quality of the watch or movement
     
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  4. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 24, 2013

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    e) Do not take it back to that Jeweller. They don't know what they are talking about.
     
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  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 24, 2013

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    ^ This precisely, as long as you take quality photos, the market will dictate price
     
  6. Resolute

    Resolute Sep 24, 2013

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    cicindela; Would this Meister logo have gone on during production/assembly? To my knowledge, this watch was purchased in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I don't recognize if it is a jewelers name.
     
  7. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 24, 2013

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    No, it is a European Dealer and it would have by added later (by all accounts). In any event the watch would not have been purchased New, from a Charlottesville retailer.
     
  8. BASE1000

    BASE1000 Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Sep 25, 2013

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