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  1. Nupero Dec 3, 2022

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    Hello!

    I found this Seamaster 600 for sale. I thought the watch looked very nice and for a moment I even considered purchasing it. Then I noticed that the seller claims the watch has a "refurbished dial" :eek: This has to be the best looking redial I have ever seen on a SM 600! Only the e in Seamaster looks a little thick. Otherwise everything checks out, but what do I know.

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    Discuss.
     
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  2. janice&fred Dec 3, 2022

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    Looks original to me too.
     
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  3. Fallout Boy Dec 3, 2022

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    metoo: same picture darkened

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    perfect and original "sunburst" to me
     
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  4. bananapeanut Dec 3, 2022

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    Why would the seller say it's a "refurbished dial" if it's not ?
     
  5. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 3, 2022

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    Factory job perhaps?
     
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  6. Nupero Dec 3, 2022

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    Maybe. Watch has an Omega service crown, so it has had a meeting with a watchmaker at some point.
     
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  7. buddman Dec 3, 2022

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    It's a 50 year old watch, so a bit concerning if it hadn't.
     
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  8. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    These markers should not feature black stripes. Also, lume is missing from the little emplacements on the outside of the markers. Lume missing from the hands too, and the bottom of the dial should read " T SWISS MADE T".

    The markers are partially covered with paint, the "G" from "OMEGA" is too closed, and "SWISS MADE" is missing some serifs.

    And there's gold plating residue around the lugs.
     
  9. Nupero Dec 3, 2022

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    Here's @septentrio 's SM600 for comparison. Quite similar in terms of missing lume and black stripes, but font looks to be little different. Interesting observation regarding gold plating residue! Maybe it is that, or it could be just plain old wrist cheese.

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  10. Fallout Boy Dec 3, 2022

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    @plain vanilla : A recent service at Omega Switzerland includes (by law) IMHO the removal of Tritium. This could be the case here....
     
  11. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    Are you sure this dial is original? I see silver finish on the Omega logo and on the indexes. Also, the shape of these indexes suggest they are meant to feature lume plots on the outside.
     
  12. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    After doing some research on this reference (135.011), I have indeed seen black stripes on indexes, silver finish on them and no lume on several dials.

    But the font is still wrong. :D
     
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  13. Davidt Dec 3, 2022

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    Is there’s link to the listing?

    from that one picture I’d say the sellers made a mistake and it’s an original dial.
     
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  14. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    No it's not, the fonts are wrong (the "G" in "OMEGA" is too closed).
     
  15. Davidt Dec 3, 2022

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    There’s variation in the fonts of these are so many were produced and for a number of years. It may be a redial but more pictures are needed. From the one pic I think it’s original.
    The stance on the black inlaid markers and hands is incorrect - that’s absolutely a known configuration
     
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  16. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 3, 2022

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    I vote original.
     
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  17. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    Still, the placement of these black stripes is messy at best. I'd say quite horrible actually. And the thickness of the inscriptions is inconsistent.
     
  18. flqt-9000 Dec 3, 2022

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    In my opinion this dial is good.
     
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  19. Nupero Dec 3, 2022

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    Only one more pic of the dial and it's not that informative.

    [​IMG]

    Sellers declaring redials as originals happens every god damn day. It's not that often a seller claims a watch is a redial and you go "wait a minute..."
     
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  20. semisemiotic Dec 3, 2022

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    The missing serifs, slightly wrong angle of "SWISS" and some other minor differences (the t bar in Seamaster looks too short, the way the S connects to the e is different compared to the legit dials I can find...) make me guess redial too. However overall the font is so close to original that I think the service replacement theory might have some merit!
     
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