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    timestamp Feb 9, 2020

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    I am selling my

    Omega Seamaster 145.006-66 Cal. 321

    - 38mm in diameter (without crown)
    - Calibre Omega 321
    - 20mm lug width
    - Correct hesalite crystal including Omega logo in center
    - Hands and dial markers Tritium

    The watch comes as pictured, head only, no box or papers, no known service history. I bought the watch last year from a fellow collector, but have worn this rarely - other watch projects are in the pipeline, so this one drew the short straw.

    Description

    This is one of the most beautiful (well, IMHO) Omega chronographs from the 60's (besides Speedies of course). This Seamaster was available in various versions, probably the most complete source of information on these models can be found right here on the forum. This is a 145.006-66 (not the .016), so it comes with the column wheel Cal. 321.

    The watch is in very good condition: The case was not refinished as far as I can tell, all edges are sharp and correct. Pushers and crown are correct. Hands and dial are correct and exhibit a wonderful light patina. Original tritium lume is stable throughout, no crumbling or spotting going on. The caseback seahorse medallion even retains its matte finish on the embossed parts. Correct hesalite crystal including Omega logo in the center.

    Disclosure & Disclaimer: A few points are important to know. First, the movement is clean and in good general condition (see pictures). I did not notice any issues with the watch, it is running fine and all functions were working. To be on the safe side however, I do sell this with the recommendation to have it serviced before wearing, as the last service might have been many years ago. I also assume that this watch is not water resistant in any way.
    Second, one of the movement holding screws is missing (see pictures). This should be easily fixed along with the service and should present no extra issue.
    Third, and most importantly, the serial of this movement is way too early for a 145.006. What this means is that it is highly likely that this watch did not leave the factory with this exact movement specimen. This did not bother me much, but of course, YMMV.

    Enough talk, on to the pictures:

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    Price & Shipping

    The older movement serial makes it kind of difficult for me to determine a reasonable price - on the plus side, the general condition is way above average and the value as parts alone with this early movement is something to be considered.

    So I am asking € 3100,- / USD 3390,- / CHF 3315,- / GBP 2633,- for this watch. If you disagree and have well founded arguments, talk to me - I am open to reasonable offers.

    This is net to my Transferwise account, shipping will be on top, shipping carrier and insurance as per the buyers preference and at the buyer's risk.

    The watch is located in the EU. I am happy to meet you face to face if you are in central Germany (or Berlin). Shipping is fine worldwide.

    I am a private watch collector selling this watch from my collection. I do not offer any warranty or returns, unless grossly misrepresented.

    References

    So far, I did not sell many watches here on OF. However, I have plenty of positive feedback on a popular German forum where I can provide references. I have also had two deals here on OF with two well-known forum members, who have both met me in person:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/timestamp-is-an-absolute-gentleman.91370/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/timestamp-is-a-great-seller.55820/

    In addition, I am happy to be contacted via uhrforum.de, linked.in, or my eBay account to provide some security regarding my identity.

    Looking forward to your offers!
     
    Edited Feb 9, 2020
  2. Risto

    Risto Feb 10, 2020

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    You can't get cal 321 chronograph cheaper than that! I'd take it, but not feeling about this case style.
     
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  3. timestamp

    timestamp Feb 15, 2020

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    Weekend bump, open to offers.
     
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