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  1. joan96

    joan96 Feb 23, 2016

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    Hi, I need some help with this watch, I know it is a Omega Seamaster and it's from around the 1960's, but I would like to know more about it, thank you! _37A0957.jpg _37A0958.jpg
     
  2. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    It's been "creatively" re-dialed.(non-original)
    Bezel and case look authentic and original
    Caseback has quite a bit of wear.
    Bracelet is nice looking but not original to the watch
    An Original Dial should look like this.


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  3. joan96

    joan96 Feb 23, 2016

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    So, you think is a good idea to send the watch to Omega for a complete restoration?
     
  4. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    Absolutely not. Way too expensive
    What is your objective with this watch?
    Selling it for the most money? Or something else?
     
  5. joan96

    joan96 Feb 23, 2016

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    I would like to keep this watch, it was a gift from my grandfather to my father and a few days ago my father gave it to me, so is special to me.
     
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  6. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    Ok, great.
    So is it important that the dial is re-done?
    If you don't care, then just find a competent
    watchmaker to give it a complete overhaul if
    that hasn't been done in the last 5 years.
    Expect that to cost $175-$250 if the movement needs no parts
    The dial that is original to this watch do come
    up for sale frequently on ebay. Expect to pay about $600
    for one in mediocre shape, but authentic and would fit the condition of yours.
    One just sold on the 21st, here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ome...968353?hash=item1a0e0e4ea1:g:PuQAAOSw~OVWwNUj
     
  7. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    If you post a separate thread asking for
    a recommendation of a watchmaker and give
    the area where you live I sure you will get some suggestions
     
  8. joan96

    joan96 Feb 23, 2016

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    Wow it's quiet expensive, I think i'll have to save money for a few months, I really want to give the watch a full restoration. Thank you so much, you've cleared all my doubts and question, appreciated.
     
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  9. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    Set an ebay search for yourself and put in the keywords:
    Omega Seamaster (300,165.024) dial (select Worldwide)
    Feel free to PM me here if you find one when you are ready
    and I can authenticate it for you. Good Luck
    You have a very nice remembrance of your father
    and grandfather there in that watch.
     
  10. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 23, 2016

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    Btw, the watch with a correct dial in it is worth
    around $4000 give or take and rising
     
  11. joan96

    joan96 Feb 23, 2016

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    Alright, that's good to know, I'll search and see what I can find and I let you know, again thank you so much for the help pitpro!
     
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