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Is this redialed Seamaster bumper worth buying?

  1. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 12, 2019

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    Hi OF, occasional lurker here. I really like the look of the 1950s Seamaster bumpers, and saw a nice looking example for $700. The seller indicated that this is a redial ref. 2576 with cal 342 movement.

    I am not a collector, and don't intend to sell the watch later on. I would like your opinions on the watch's authenticity and market value, seeing that it is a redial. I know it looks nice to me, but I don't know if it's $700 nice. When I started looking for something like this, I was hoping to stay under $500. If redials can be had under that price point, then I shall keep looking.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jun 12, 2019

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    Howdy, and welcome


    Run far and fast away from this one at that price, IMHO

    Value? $200 if that, heavily polished. Movement appears nice, but was buggered by someone if you look around the screw heads on the plates.


    Redial kills value especially on common Omega's
     
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  3. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jun 13, 2019

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  4. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 13, 2019

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    @TexOmega Howdy! Fellow Texan here.

    I don't know if I can find an example like that for $200, but I'll keep looking. Would eBay be a good place to find quality redials?
     
  5. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jun 13, 2019

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    If you have $ 700 to spend, why not buy a nice original?
     
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  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 13, 2019

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    Tip. Don’t look for redials ( a redial is a shore way to over pay for a watch )

    https://www.ebay.com/bhp/omega-bumper

    For your price range $500 you will get a original dial in decent condition.

    $700 you should get a nice condition

    Take your time and look at plenty of watches and show us before you buy anything.
     
  7. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 13, 2019

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    @Shabbaz Most examples of this particular model (or similar) that I found are above $1K. I thought redials were my only chance, to be honest.
     
  8. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jun 13, 2019

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    I've bought mine 2576 for EUR 350. And I've seen these a lot of times under 1k. Just keep searching the bay or auctions like the salesroom. You will find one!
     
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  9. Henneth

    Henneth Jun 13, 2019

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    Take a Look at the omegaforums marketplace and for around 700 $ you will surely find a Vintage Omega dresswatch that is all original and not heavily polished. Happy hunting...
     
  10. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 13, 2019

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    @Shabbaz That's a gorgeous watch!

    @Henneth Thank you! Heading over there now.
     
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  11. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jun 13, 2019

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    No, the point of my post was to state that the value of the example you posted was about $200.

    As others have stated so far, the nice original examples have a value of approximately $6-900, depending on condition. Sometimes even more if mint.


    Are you wedded to a bumper ?
     
  12. TexOmega

    TexOmega Jun 13, 2019

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    What part of Texas? I’m just South of the Red in North Texas.
     
  13. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 13, 2019

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    @TexOmega I'm in North Dallas, so not far away.

    I wouldn't say I'm wedded to a bumper... I liked that particular bumper. I was looking at Seamasters and De Villes with 56x movements when I came across this one.
     
  14. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 14, 2019

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    No. Not in a million yrs...IMHO
     
  15. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 14, 2019

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    If you can only find these kind of models above $1K then you must be only looking on dealer sites and somewhere like CH24 which generally has many, many over priced watches. I'd say if you were to hang around here for a while you'll in time be able to score an excellent condition steel bumper Omega ( non-chronometer ) for way under $1k, more like $500-$750 max
     
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  16. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 14, 2019

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    Another 50s Seamaster caught my eye on the bay... Would this be a better purchase at ~$600? 1956 cal 471.
     
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  17. Rochete

    Rochete Jun 14, 2019

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    Much better... once you get rid of all the DNA.
     
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  18. ben7391

    ben7391 Jun 14, 2019

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    DNA? What am I missing?

    Didn't see anything ...silvery... on there :D
     
  19. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jun 14, 2019

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    Ehm. Redial... or am I'm going blind?
     
  20. padders

    padders Jun 14, 2019

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    That watch is about 30mm wide. The 471 is a women's watch movement. If you are in fact a woman then all is good.