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  1. Inpw

    Inpw May 3, 2019

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    I just saw this listing which I'm interested in. The dial looks very clean, almost too clean. I'm not sure about the Omega font, either. Could be a redial. The crown's a modern replacement.

    I'd appreciate any opinions. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Inpw

    Inpw May 3, 2019

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    Printing in the subdials looks subpar as well. Nevermind, I'll pass on this one.
     
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  3. aprax

    aprax May 3, 2019

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    Looks good to me. What‘s the asking price?
     
  4. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 3, 2019

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    Looks like a decent re-dial.
     
  5. momosono

    momosono May 3, 2019

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    I always get the impression that prices on that site are only interesting for the seller.
     
  6. Vitezi

    Vitezi May 3, 2019

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    Always be extra suspicious of vintage watches with crisp white dials and black print...:cautious:
     
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  7. Inpw

    Inpw May 3, 2019

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    It's an auction - currently at EUR 1,300. Depending on how this goes, the final price could be interesting, but I'm afraid I just couldn't look past the redial. I'll keep looking for a better example.
     
  8. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 3, 2019

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    For the right price it would be a great daily wear watch.
     
  9. Inpw

    Inpw Jul 11, 2019

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    A dealer just offered me this. The price is way too high at USD 7,500, but I'm still interested in your opinion. My own thoughts:

    - A few scratches on the movement, but looks reasonably clean
    - Case looks lightly polished at most, but pitted (rust?). Same goes for the pushers.
    - Dial looks good and original. There is a dark spot right next to the 5 o'clock index (glue?), but this could probably be cleaned up.
    - I've seen other steel models with gold hardware, so the hands could be original to the watch, with the exception of the chrono seconds hand, which is likely a replacement. I don't know how difficult it would be to source a correct one. The subdials hands seem corroded, but it's difficult to tell just how much.

    Any thoughts on this? I know I should probably wait for a better example, but these seem to be as rare as hen's teeth...
     
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  10. septentrio

    septentrio Jul 11, 2019

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    I think it’s really funny - one day, an overprized vintage dealer asked 7,5k for his 321 chrono, and since then, all vintage dealers are slapping 7,5k on these. Suddenly all silver dial 321 chrono’s seem te be worth 7,5k. Based on nothing. Completely ridiculous.
     
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  11. calalum

    calalum Jul 11, 2019

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    If the real values are anywhere near there I might become a seller!

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  12. septentrio

    septentrio Jul 11, 2019

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    Sell me the left one or the second to right one!

    (not for 7,5k)
     
  13. calalum

    calalum Jul 11, 2019

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    Well, if I start selling this will likely be the first to go. Sorry to the OP; not intending to hijack the thread!

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  14. golfsky

    golfsky Jul 11, 2019

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    Very nice. Been casually shopping for a 321 for awhile.
     
  15. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 11, 2019

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  17. Inpw

    Inpw Jul 14, 2019

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    I agree, but for a nice example I just might get weak and pay as much. In my opinion, this is the perfect dress chrono. The 320s are nice as well, but the dial is not as balanced with only two subdials. Most of the Seamaster and De Ville variants lack the 3, 6 and 9 indices, which makes them look a bit incomplete in my eyes. The 105.005 Seamaster gets closest, but I prefer the square pushers.

    So, this is basically my holy grail, I'd much prefer this to a 105.012 or a EW. 7.5k for peace of mind doesn't seem to be the worst of deals...
     
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  18. AriTheWatchmaker

    AriTheWatchmaker Jul 15, 2019

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    A case with a snap-back and rectangular pushers...those leak so bad that you would expect the dial to have some laquer flaking or some sign of ageing if it's 30-40-50 years old.
    If you look at something else like a "chronograph suisse" in a gold case, you generally see a lot more ageing of the dial and hands.
    Those all look nice, but how could all of them be in such crisp condition when we see speedmasters with bad dials all the time. Even seamaster chrono 321's with round pushers (have gaskets inside) show flaking and fading of the dials.
    Anyone check if those dials are still available from Omega? A redial perhaps also.
    Even if we say it was from arizona or southern italy, the dryest places around, I think some evidence of age should be present