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Omega for sale locally - some expert advice needed.

  1. Mahavir

    Mahavir Nov 5, 2018

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    Hi everyone,

    After reading the forums for a few days, I've finally decided to take the plunge and buy my first vintage watch. I've decided to go on with a vintage Seamaster as the price suits me more.

    I've found a local vendor that's selling this watch and would love your opinions on it.

    Many thanks,

    Mahavir
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Nov 5, 2018

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    That dial is in pretty rough shape. How much is the dealer asking?
     
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  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Nov 5, 2018

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    The case doesn't look much better, it looks like some of the gold cap/plating has worn through on the lugs.

    I'd avoid....at any price.
     
  4. Mahavir

    Mahavir Nov 5, 2018

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    250 bucks
     
  5. ICONO

    ICONO Nov 5, 2018

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    Even if your first budget, for a vintage watch, is modest

    And…There is nothing wrong with modest…everyone starts somewhere

    There will be seriously better examples to find for $250

    Keep hunting…the real fun is in ‘the hunt’
     
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  6. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Nov 5, 2018

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    Now that you've decided to become a collector, let's find some collector pieces. Many collectors on the forum, if not most, wouldn't wear this piece.

    Did he have anything a bit more promising? :)
     
  7. Mahavir

    Mahavir Nov 5, 2018

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    Thank you for the warm response. I will do.
     
  8. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon Nov 5, 2018

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    Funny as this is my watch up for auction started at 1.-
    Just set a immediate price at 250.- for someone who urgently needs the parts. :)
     
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  9. Uniqez

    Uniqez Nov 5, 2018

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    Be patient and don't fall for cheap price, pay a bit more for the watch you will enjoy to wear.This is what a bit more money will get you. Especially, you have to be careful with the GF cases...
     
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  10. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 5, 2018

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    Is he including the obvious grunge in the asking price? He’s checked into putting the watch into better condition, and has decided to dump it instead. Much work needed, but even then, not a watch most seasoned collectors would consider.
     
  11. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon Nov 5, 2018

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    @Canuck Maybe you read my previous answer…i'm not asking 250.-
    i have put it on auction starting at 1.-.
     
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  12. Rochete

    Rochete Nov 5, 2018

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    Ugly damaged dial, worn case, broken crystal, patchwork movement... not a watch I would consider to buy regardless the price. Excuse the bluntness.
     
  13. Snowman

    Snowman Nov 5, 2018

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    Save your money and invest in something that you can take a pride in
    Why not look to second tier marks
    Rotary,Tissot, etc
     
  14. Waxtactic

    Waxtactic Nov 5, 2018

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    I agree with @ICONO, you can find something better and the thrill is in the hunt. Heck, I still wake up, grab my coffee and get the shivers when I check for specific models across three places thinking to myself "today might be the day I find it...".

    Good luck!
     
  15. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 5, 2018

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    Hunt, use the forums for advice. Great ones are out there at your price.
     
  16. bardamu

    bardamu Nov 5, 2018

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    I definitely agree with those who suggest you to save your money and keep hunting your first vintage piece.
    You can find something really better than that, even for less than $250.
    I wish you the best of luck ;)
     
  17. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 5, 2018

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    No confusion on my part. U G L Y watch!