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  1. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 1:03pm

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    Hello all,

    New to the forum here. Very happy find you and thank you very much in advance for any help you’re able to offer in evaluating this piece. Vintage watch buying can be a minefield as you know so your collective expertise is truly priceless.

    On to the matter at hand. I’m considering this handsome 1966 Seamaster 600 reference 135011 for sale from a dealer in the U.K. It’s listed as 34mm, movement is cal. 601, 17 jewels. Comes regulated, dealer says it’s running well. Asking price is 1350 GBP (fair?).

    This looks beautiful to me, but as I’m new to the world of vintage Omegas I’d love to learn more if I could from those who know. So if there’s anything amiss here I’d be grateful for any input!

    All the best
    Eric
     
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  2. cristos71

    cristos71 Aug 14, 2019 1:06pm

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    I like the look of the watch, but the price is perhaps a touch optimistic :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dan S

    Dan S Aug 14, 2019 1:10pm

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    Given that it’s a desirable black dial, the watch might be something to consider at half the price.
     
  4. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Aug 14, 2019 1:19pm

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    Price is a Joke, for 700 pounds it would be a fair deal.:thumbsup: The Watch is fine.
     
  5. Spruce

    Spruce Aug 14, 2019 2:11pm

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    I think it’s overpriced but, on the other hand, if you really like it and can afford it, on the basis that it’s a 54 year old watch in nice condition and you might have difficulty finding a nicer cheaper one............ ;)
     
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  6. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 3:07pm

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    Many thanks to you all! I will see what flexibility the seller has on the price. Be well.
     
  7. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 14, 2019 4:20pm

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    I thinks that literally my watch that I sold a few months ago. I think they paid about £550

    Edit: price was actually 675.
     
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  8. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 14, 2019 4:21pm

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    Just checked the serial. It's 100% my old watch.
     
  9. Rochete

    Rochete Aug 14, 2019 4:24pm

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    More than doubled price ::facepalm2:: 100% flipping markup.
     
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  10. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 4:30pm

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    Hahaha incredible. The power of the internet.
     
  11. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 14, 2019 4:32pm

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    It's a lovely watch. I just found it was slightly too small for me with its sporty look.
     
  12. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 4:34pm

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    So Davidt we have a very rare opportunity on our hands. How did you like your old watch? How did it come into your hands? :)
     
  13. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 4:36pm

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    Ah just saw your reply. This is also something I’m considering as well. 34mm is on the diminutive side for my watch collection. But I know that’s the common dimension for these older pieces.
     
  14. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 14, 2019 4:40pm

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    Great watch, not commonly seen with that dial. But, it simultaneously had aspects of both sports watch (dial) and dressier watch (size). My wrist is around 7.75" and I just couldn't make it work.

    I kept it for a while just in my box as I liked the aesthetic so much but ended up selling it as a piece offering to the missus after some other incomings.

    Ultimately, if you can easily wear 34mm watches, it's great. Just not perhaps at quite that price.
     
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  15. eldowns81

    eldowns81 Aug 14, 2019 6:41pm

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    Thanks so much for the input man. You all have been very helpful here my first day on the forum. I’ll be coming back often. Cheers.
     
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