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  1. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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    I'm looking to purchase a seamaster for an anniversary gift of someones passing, I have little experience with vintage watches and after diving down the rabbit hole of finding a watch with no redials/Frankenstein watches its a little overwhelming trying to match watches on things like ebay. I've found a few bits here and there and am trying to use omegas archives but is there a more comprehensive guide/ a reputable reseller available to make things easier.

    Cheers
     
  2. Dan S Nov 29, 2022

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    There are sales listings on this forum and also a thread where recommended eBay watches are posted. The type of watch you mentioned is very common, so it shouldn't be hard to find one.
     
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  3. janice&fred Nov 29, 2022

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    Your reputable sellers can be found right here on this site's for sale section
     
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  4. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 29, 2022

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    Hi welcome.

    Your guide is right here. Lots of knowledgeable members willing to help you avoid buying a piece of junk.

    Omega's website is unfortunately all but worthless.
     
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  5. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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  6. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 29, 2022

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    This watch has an incorrectly refinished dial, making a"Seamaster" out of a less desirable/valuable model. This is an all too common thing on eBay.

    Yes, original black dials a much harder to find.

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  7. Dan S Nov 29, 2022

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    You are off to a good start. Yes, that seller has re-painted a less desirable watch in an attempt to deceive. Unfortunately, finding a legit black dial Seamaster on eBay is a needle in a haystack, they are not common at all. If you are very experienced you can rule them out in a few seconds and move on, but it could be difficult and frustrating for you. If you are determined to have a black dial, buy one from a collector here and be willing to tolerate some condition issues and to pay the asking price.

    BTW, please post photos instead of links. That is preferred on this forum.
     
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  8. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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  9. Dan S Nov 29, 2022

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    Legit, but with serious condition issues, water damage very likely based on the dial and movement. Please post photos, not links. You don't need to give up condition to get a legitimate vintage Omega. Many of them are in good condition.
     
  10. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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    Ah apologies didn't see your original message about the links, in future will post pictures!
    Cheers for the info though I'll have a dive in and see what I can find
     
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  11. Dan S Nov 29, 2022

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    I just looked in the private sales forum, and there are a couple there that I would consider.
     
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  12. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 29, 2022

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    A few things to consider:

    Budget!!!

    Age range, 1950s, 60s, 70s

    Hand wind or automatic

    Stainless steel or gold-filled/capped

    Dial color

    All of these can have a significant impact on budget!
     
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  13. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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    Could you potentially link me to a couple? On mobile and navigating on a new forum is a bit of a learning curve!
     
  14. Dan S Nov 29, 2022

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    Why don't you give us an idea of your budget and preferences (as suggested above) before we start hunting for you, it could save time and energy.
     
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  15. Omegahelp123 Nov 29, 2022

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    60's or 70's,
    Automatic preferred,
    Stainless steel preferred but not worried with gold,
    No preference on dial bar from black but I assume that's going to be harder to get/ more expensive,
    Budget wise isn't too much of a concern as long as it's reasonable for the watch, don't mind spending a bit extra for a reputable seller
     
  16. Olhenry56 Nov 29, 2022

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    Here is the private sales forum here: https://omegaforums.net/forums/private-watch-sales/

    You can also use this site's search feature to search for "Seamaster" in that specific forum.

    There are a couple of nice 50's Seamasters currently for sale, including my personal pick if I were shopping: https://omegaforums.net/threads/195...-waffle-dial-uncommon-trident-markers.152978/

    This one from the 60s is nice and comes with a bracelet, but would need a service: https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-seamaster-166-010-1966-with-bor.152225/

    Seamasters come up regularly at lower prices than these, too, if that's stretching it, and there are probably some good options there now. I just did a quick look through the first two pages of that forum.
     
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  17. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 29, 2022

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    Agreed, with the caveat that you should still run it by this forum if you find something promising in Closer0924’s inventory. I’ve bought a number of pieces from them semi-locally; they’ve got a lot of nice stuff priced very shrewdly, but it’s worth it to get a second set of eyes on anything that strikes your fancy.

    Edit: “You” meaning the OP.
     
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  19. Omegahelp123 Nov 30, 2022

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  20. Dan S Nov 30, 2022

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