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  1. WatchmakerTheory

    WatchmakerTheory Feb 13, 2017

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    Hello,

    This was my first watch purchase in a while; I'd recently sold a Seamaster 2531.80 with the intent of clearing up funds for a Rolex Datejust. But I ended up with this one instead ;)

    My understanding is that the watch is 100% original (except for the strap). The dial looks good to me, and the text on the dial looks untouched. Original and signed crystal, caseback, etc. I'm most impressed, however, with the condition of the case. The lugs and bezel are razor sharp, and almost completely free of abrasions.

    No record of any recent servicing, but the movement looks and sounds clean. I'm currently testing it to see how well the watch is keeping time.

    The seller didn't provide much information, so most of this is from my own research - does anything I wrote sound incorrect? Would love to hear the community's feedback.

    On a side note, I'm a little bit apprehensive as to how to treat this watch. I was really in the market for a daily beater, but ended up with this instead. Seeing the condition the watch is in - and given that I'm pretty clumsy - I'm not sure how often I'm going to be able to wear this :whistling:

    Most pictures are from the seller because I don't have a great camera.
     
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  2. knvqn

    knvqn Feb 13, 2017

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    What a beauty. Congratulations!
     
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  3. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Feb 13, 2017

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    Very nice, congrats.
    Now you have to find another one as a daily beater. ;)
     
  4. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Feb 13, 2017

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    I have a similar watch (no-date 167.005) that is as nice as yours. It was one of my first vintage watches and planned to be a daily wearer. Well, I wear it for special occasions. It is so nice and dressy.
     
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  5. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Feb 13, 2017

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    Well done, that's a sweet Connie! Congrats.
     
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  6. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Feb 13, 2017

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    You could slide a gnat down those beautiful lug chamfers. You have a watch that clearly hasn't been worn much, maybe for special occasions and Sundays. I would keep the watch as a dress watch and buy a nice, robust, and comparatively inexpensive stainless steel Seamaster automatic as a daily banger.
     
  7. ChrisC85

    ChrisC85 Feb 13, 2017

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    That is a thing of beauty.
     
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  8. Amadeus

    Amadeus Feb 13, 2017

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    Beautiful.
     
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  9. slique12

    slique12 Feb 13, 2017

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    Beautiful catch, congrats! And isn't that a great situation to be in having to decide if you need another watch in your collection:)
     
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  10. WatchmakerTheory

    WatchmakerTheory Feb 13, 2017

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    Already ahead of you on that one; here's my other Omega that's seen its fair share of abuse :)
     
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  11. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 13, 2017

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    Very nice.
     
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  12. Jhh834

    Jhh834 Really, I only owned it for 2 weeks! Feb 13, 2017

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    Lovely watch!
     
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  13. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Feb 13, 2017

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    Love the patina on the Seamaster. That means you're set eh?
     
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  14. alam

    alam Feb 13, 2017

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    a beauty! ::love:: ...and dibs! ;)
     
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  15. WatchmakerTheory

    WatchmakerTheory Feb 13, 2017

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    Of course, it's not like there's room on my wrist for another watch ;)
     
  16. ossfm

    ossfm Feb 13, 2017

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    Positively gorgeous! Well done.
     
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  17. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Feb 13, 2017

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    Great catch - congrats!
    I know we are only 'keepers' of these beautiful watches but I say wear it - that's what they're meant for - just be careful
     
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  18. sxl2004

    sxl2004 Feb 13, 2017

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    Terrific duo tone case! Congrats.
     
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  19. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Feb 14, 2017

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    That's in great condition, congratulations on owning one of the finest watches you'll ever hold in your hands :)

    The chamfers are looking especially nice when you consider that it's gold capped - very rarely are they in a similar condition.
     
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  20. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Feb 14, 2017

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    exactly the same as mine.

    what is interesting is that when this watch was voted as the most accurate in the
    60s, the case was made by CB.
     
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