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  1. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    HI

    I am considering this Omega SM300 but it haves a "small" problem with the minute hand... i can live with the current conditioning but will it get worse over time?

    And do you see any other problems with the watch? It should be all original :)

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    // Simon
     
  2. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Aug 21, 2018

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    hey

    you surely mean the hours hand ?
    it's a bit of guessing, nothing can happen or it could loose more and more lume, i would simply search for a complete set of hands cuz also the patina of the seconds hand doesn't fit the others ....

    cheers
     
  3. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Aug 21, 2018

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    Is this watch a "Watchco" type put together?
     
  4. JanV

    JanV Aug 21, 2018

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    Something definitively strange with the dial. The lume markers seem to be way off, and not aligned as they should in the middle between the minutes.
     
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  5. JanV

    JanV Aug 21, 2018

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    Also the numbers on the dial should have a serifs type font on them, as only one early model is “straight” and all following are different versions of a serif style. The triangle on the dial should also have straight corners, not rounded like you have.

    A picture of the caseback and movement would also be needed to provide additional info and assessment. (I’m no expert in the 300’s but these differences I spotted)
     
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  6. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    Mayby i will keep looking... It should be a 166.024 from 1969 and according to the seller it is 100% original!
     
  7. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    Nope, an older SM300 from 1969 :/ ...
     
  8. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    Big thanks for the input! Great with new knowledge :)
     
  9. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Aug 21, 2018

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    thats kinda nonsense u talk ... the bezel is correct fat font for 69-71

    also full correct

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  10. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    So you would that beside the issue with the hour hand the watch looks ok?
     
  11. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Aug 21, 2018

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    so far yes

    to judge the dial inconsitencies it would be best to have a full front shot with no angle
     
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  12. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Aug 21, 2018

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    Thanks ! Don’t have a shot of the dial and don’t think it is possible to get it, so if I go for it I will have to take my chances...
     
  13. JanV

    JanV Aug 21, 2018

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    Ok. So then I was wrong. I was only following this “dial guide” from the forum. In this guide there is only one version with a font (A) similar, but it is skinnier than the one on the watch above. On this watch the numbers are much thicker. Is there something missing in this guide, a version with thicker fonts? Just trying to learn all there is about the wonders of identifying a genuine item. :)
     
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  14. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Aug 21, 2018

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    The guide is not wrong but also not final

    New things will come up
     
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  15. surftime

    surftime Oct 29, 2018

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    Did the OP pick this one up? Just got a watchco version 166.024 myself as an everyday surf watch :). So good-looking, Love it!
     
  16. mgmarsh39

    mgmarsh39 Oct 29, 2018

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    The lume on the hand can be repaired and “matched” to the rest. My older seamaster had a similar issue and my watchmaker was able to do a pretty good match job.
     
  17. tzachi

    tzachi Oct 30, 2018

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    As much as I like to keep everything original if you wear the watch I would repaint/repair the hand lume. if broken into the movement in can damage it (happened to me ). My2C
     
  18. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Oct 31, 2018

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    Thanks for the response :) the watch wil however stay as it is... have been wearing the watch on and of for some time and kind of like the hour hand :)

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  19. Simonhedegaard

    Simonhedegaard Oct 31, 2018

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    The watch just had a full service, so no missing parts in the movement, but thanks for the heads up!