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questions about my fathers vintage omega seamaster

  1. autocalibre

    autocalibre Aug 14, 2019 5:44pm

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    Hello All,
    I am a brand new member here, and was hoping for some help just to put together some history on an Omega Seamaster watch.
    I believe my father bought this in the 1950's, to replace his cavalry issue Omega given up in 1939 to barter his way to freedom. Whole nother story.
    I have it now (he passed away some time ago) and thought I would like to identify as much info as possible.
    Since 1974 I've had it serviced once.
    On the ToolWatch app, it loses about 1.1 seconds a day.
    I opened it up today, and the inside had the reference 2577-11 SC.
    There is a number on the inside of the watch, 13063126, and it has printed that it is 17 jewels etc.
    A couple of photos attached. Sorry if they are not the best quality, I can try again if that would help.
    Thanks for any information!
    Regards,
    Richard
     
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  2. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Aug 14, 2019 6:14pm

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    Dates to ~1952. I can’t read the movement number but my guess is 354 (maybe 351). Movement is very clean..

    Not much more to say. Can you provide photos of the dial?
     
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  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 14, 2019 7:01pm

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  4. autocalibre

    autocalibre Aug 15, 2019 1:08pm

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    How is this?
    Thanks P1210446.JPG
     
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  5. autocalibre

    autocalibre Aug 15, 2019 1:09pm

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  6. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Aug 15, 2019 2:43pm

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    What a beauty!

    Edit: to be more helpful - these waffle dials, particularly in black, are fairly uncommon and collectible. And yours is in nice condition. I’m assuming the white spots visible in the photo are just glare or they’re on the crystal and not the dial.
     
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  7. autocalibre

    autocalibre Aug 15, 2019 6:50pm

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    Thanks!
    Yes, honestly the watch looks a thousand times better than the picture. I was using an old 50mm Olympus macro lens with manual focus, and I think I focused on the crystal, because the white marks are not visible normally.
    What is a waffle dial?
     
  8. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Aug 15, 2019 6:52pm

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    It’s the textured pattern on the dial. Normally dials are smooth in texture.
     
  9. autocalibre

    autocalibre Aug 15, 2019 7:03pm

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    Ok, thanks, I see that now.