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  1. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 29, 2020

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    Looking for insights/advice from the forum on the authenticity of the seamaster below. The dial seems to me to have to have been refinished with how clean it is. OVDB cal check seems to check out, but as per normal, I tend to approach these things from a position of near absolute skepticism first, and then work to reverse my thinking with research and the help of others. That said, the price is right for me so if this seems legit, I'm seriously considering going in.
     
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  2. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 29, 2020

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    It's difficult to judge that dial with such a fuzzy picture, though if forced to say one way or another I'd go for ok. There are plenty of original dials that age and older in mint condition so that's not really a criterion.
     
  3. amcclell

    amcclell Jul 29, 2020

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    Perhaps you can provide a better photo of the dial. With what I see, there is nothing wrong. Is the clean condition of the dial your only evidence? If that was the case, you would be calling an awful lot of well-preserved pieces radials. With this one, I see a clean, dial, clean movement and very clean case, all indicating a properly stored watch that has seen minimal use and abuse. These sparkle dials were underappreciated for quite some time but prices have climbed over the past few years.
     
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  4. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 29, 2020

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    These are the other shots I was able to get (sadly the same resolution as the others).
     
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  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 29, 2020

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    Looks like a nicely preserved original watch, including the dial.
     
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  6. amcclell

    amcclell Jul 29, 2020

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  7. padders

    padders Jul 30, 2020

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    If as it looks it is a sparkle dial then they are often in very good condition. I doubt these are easy to refinish well. Even based on those poor pics, I think that watch is fine.

    Here is another, a 166.032 same as above, fully original.


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  8. killer67

    killer67 Jul 30, 2020

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    Saw this elsewhere on the forum but this is one to consider if it’s fairly priced
     
  9. padders

    padders Jul 30, 2020

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    That watch you commented on elsewhere isn’t the same watch, it has a flat silver/grey dial and a German date wheel. Both are nice tho!
     
  10. killer67

    killer67 Jul 30, 2020

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    Sorry - You’re right but the other is a Spanish date wheel :D
     
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  11. padders

    padders Jul 30, 2020

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    This explains why I have so much trouble ordering a beer when I travel!
     
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  12. mac_omega

    mac_omega Jul 30, 2020

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    If the price is OK for you - go for it as it looks like a nice watch
     
  13. Maskelyne

    Maskelyne Jul 30, 2020

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    I took the liberty to enhance yours picture. The watch looks fine in my opinion.

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  14. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 30, 2020

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    All - Sincere thanks for weighing in on this one - always great to find some positive consensus on a nice piece. The price ended running up above where I was willing to take it (for good reason apparently based on the feedback here). Will be keeping my eyes open for another example of this nature, and will definitely post here again for sober (or at least half sober) second eyes when I come across one.
     
  15. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 30, 2020

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    Fantastic looking watch. Makes me want to go for one even more now.
     
  16. TimeODanaos

    TimeODanaos Jul 31, 2020

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    Good taste - good luck. When you land one, support your local sparkle dials thread: https://omegaforums.net/threads/sparklers-lets-see-em.115451/.
     
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