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  1. wwhntr

    wwhntr Sep 29, 2013

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  2. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 29, 2013

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    Hands covering what looks like the most aged portion of the dial. Movement appears to have corrosion. Caveat emptor!
     
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  3. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Sep 29, 2013

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    I never know Seamaster has MOY test. If it is so, I think this one pass it. I vote this one original dial (not redial), nice waffle.
    2577 come with 351 and 354. 354 is correct, since this one is chronometer. The case is still sharp so only little polished during its life. Early type Case back without seamaster logo.

    I vote this one a very nice target.
     
  4. wwhntr

    wwhntr Sep 29, 2013

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    After placing bid, noticed something odd about bezel...what do you think?

    What do you think about originality of dial?
     
  5. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Sep 29, 2013

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    Now I see what you mean by the bezel, it is thicker than usual. Never see like that before.
     
  6. Central Scrutinizer

    Central Scrutinizer hangs out in Joe's garage Sep 29, 2013

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    Can't see any SWISS or SWISS MADE at the bottom. The dial may be scratched beneath the hour hand or that could be some crud where the lume used to be. If it is a scratch or mark on the dial the seller has tried to hide it. I think the dial is an original and the case is sharp but the movement looks like it has seen moisture and like Mike has said, buyer beware.
     
  7. wwhntr

    wwhntr Sep 29, 2013

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    Bidding on watch for dial, hoping to recoup most of money after swapping dials. I think movement will be in running condition. My main concerns are the dial and the strange looking bezel (almost looks too sharp around edge). Not sure I've seen a 2577 with a bezel part separate from case.
     
  8. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Sep 29, 2013

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    There is something odd with the case. First, the bezel is wrong. Second, the edges of the lugs are too sharp. If you look at NOS examples of the 2577 you will find that the outside edges of the lugs do not have such sharp angles. Personally I would stay away.
     
  9. wwhntr

    wwhntr Sep 29, 2013

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    Well, I've already bid. I have a stainless Seamaster chronometre 352RG with a poorly refinished dial. What would you guess 354 movement would be worth? Assuming dial is original, I might still come out alright if I can get it for $370, shipped.
     
  10. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 29, 2013

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    The bezel and case look like they were machined poorly, nothing like my 2577! If you get out bid I'd let it go for sure...scary looking, this case doesn't look right.:eek:

    Uncommon 1952 Omega Seamaster Chronometre Cal. 352, 9.jpg
     
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    Hijak Sep 29, 2013

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  12. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 30, 2013

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    I think the winning bidder did reasonable well. IMO, dial is highly likely to be original. This piece will need some investment in a good cleaning and possibly some movement parts. A good watchmaker should be able to take care of that.

    I am concerned that I can't see the movement caliber or the type of regulation. If a cal. 354, it should be a swan's neck style regulator.

    Outside of that issue, nice watch.
    gatorcpa
     
  13. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 30, 2013

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    Definitely something off with the bezel, the bevel is wrong.

    Dial is OK, decent price considering but not a bargain.
     
  14. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 30, 2013

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    Perhaps the case fine but is the result of a South American confection? Much like the the legitimate S.A gold cases.
     
  15. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Sep 30, 2013

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    Here's a legitimate S.A 2577 18k gold case, powered by a 351 non chronometer

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    much the same as ref 2520