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Rare(?) 1960s Omega Black Clothface Seamaster

  1. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 16, 2015

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    My father collects vintage watches and gave me this Omega as a college graduation present several years ago. I have been searching online to figure out it's exact model and value and have been unsuccessful in finding anything. My father said he thought it was rare due to the fact that it has a black Clothface background. I believe it is from the early 1960s based on similar models I have found. Can anyone help?
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 16, 2015

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    Probably a reference 14770.
     
  3. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 16, 2015

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    I don't really know that much about Omega's, but just from a google search it says that that line was created in 1960. Have you seen the black cloth face in that line? I am not having any luck finding any black cloth face models. It looks like it's a cloth face and gold front and stainless steel back.
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 16, 2015

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    What a coincidence! My father gave me this camera for graduating Serta Counting Sheep school. It's also black. Can you tell me anything about it?

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    :p
     
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  5. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 16, 2015

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    Better?
     
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  6. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 16, 2015

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    another
     
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  7. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jul 16, 2015

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    It's still not easy to see the detail. Try taking the photo at an angle with light from a window in front of it. Prop the phone on the surface as well to keep it steady. Here's one I just took about a yard from the window. You can see the dial detail pretty well (and that it needs a clean!)
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    Cheers, Chris
     
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  8. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 16, 2015

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    Pinstripe would be an appropriate description.

    Uncommon, but few things are truly rare.
     
  9. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 16, 2015

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    Thanks, I appreciate your input. I wasn't sure if it was rare or not. I'm not assuming that it is, I am just having a very hard time finding any models with the same black pinstripe design online, so I assumed it may be more uncommon.

    So most likely a 1960, Pinstripe, Omega Seamaster? Also,beautiful watch Chris, I will try to post another photo later in better lighting.
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 16, 2015

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    Early 60's (say 1960 to 1963, give or take a few months either direction) front loading case. Probably a caliber 56x (560, 562, or an off chance of a 563 or 565 if later production - if wagering, I'd be betting on 562) in a front loading case. It appears to have a replacement crown which is not a huge deal. Got a photo of the back?
     
  11. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 17, 2015

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    Sure. Thanks for that info. Here is the back
     
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    Ddesa123 Jul 17, 2015

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  13. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 17, 2015

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    Yep, a front loader. Gold capped too - meaning a thick layer of gold plating bonded to the steel. Capping is typically 200 microns thick or more, where plating is 20 microns give or take.
     
  14. Ddesa123

    Ddesa123 Jul 17, 2015

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    thanks! Have you seen this style pin stripe before? I'm just curious to see others like it
     
  15. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 17, 2015

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    Seen it on occasion, and in off white too. Not very common, but not exactly rare. It's a nice watch, and even better as an heirloom.