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  1. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 30, 2020

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    Hoping to get a few more sets of eyes on the seamaster below from the standpoint of authenticity (have 1 vote thus far for "seems alright"). Numbers seem to check out on the surface, and dial seems to be legit. Am I missing something? Would be happy to jump on this one if the OF stress test comes out clear.
     
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  2. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Jul 31, 2020

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    Looks legit and correct to me, no red flags to my eyes. Case seems sharp. 752 movement is not as prized as 500 or 600 series, but I think this a great looking watch. I’m always a sucker for a foreign language day wheel.
     
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  3. alkearl

    alkearl Jul 31, 2020

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    I've done some digging on the history of the 5XX series, but would love to read more. Do you know of any good references that I can get into to learn more about the various calibers in detail?
     
  4. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Jul 31, 2020

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    Following.

    The watch looks legit to me too.
     
  5. alkearl

    alkearl Aug 1, 2020

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    This one is now mine! I'll be sure to post some pics once it arrives. Thanks to all for taking a good look and providing comments.
     
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  6. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Aug 1, 2020

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    Congrats! Looks like a winner to me.
     
  7. padders

    padders Aug 1, 2020

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    It does look well but the pics hide a lot of detail, hopefully not on purpose. This seems to be the flat grey dial variant, vs the sparkle? Have we not maybe discussed this very watch recently? Maybe not since I can't find it. It looks OK based on those pics
     
  8. padders

    padders Aug 1, 2020

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    Err the 75X and 56X are the same movement but with day-date display added to the former. It is not the 55X movement people crave as such vs these, though some might understandably prefer a less cluttered dial. The 600 movements are manual wind versions of the 5XX so I am not sure people prefer those all that much vs these. Winding gets old.
     
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  9. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Aug 1, 2020

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    Some actually prefer manual winding movements. They are thinner, and an auto still needs to be wound regularly anyway...
     
  10. padders

    padders Aug 1, 2020

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    Yeah true but they go for the 30T2/26X in the main. There aren't many out there that single out the 6XX as their collection goal. It is just a 5XX without a rotor.
     
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  11. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Aug 1, 2020

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    ... and with a swan neck. :)
     
  12. padders

    padders Aug 1, 2020

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    I would say more 55X or 56X movements have swan neck regulators than the 6XX. Of the series only the 610 does, the 600. 601, 611 and 613 do not but most of the 55X and 56X seem to and the 752 mentioned above does too...
     
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  13. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Aug 1, 2020

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    That's right!
     
  14. airansun

    airansun Aug 1, 2020

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    :eek: Wow! I guess I’ve misjudged you, @padders !

    I don’t think I’ve ever minded winding a watch. I wind three or four every morning. The feel, in my finger tips, of the keyless train winding the mainspring, is pleasurable, particularly when accompanied by the aroma of a really good cup of coffee.
     
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  15. janice&fred

    janice&fred Aug 1, 2020

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    Sorry you were saying? I got lost on those and missed the rest :D
     
  16. airansun

    airansun Aug 1, 2020

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    Oops! Titillated?

    Sorry. Tactile is an important aspect of experiencing a timepiece, at least for me. I’m hoping it’s a different type of stimulation?
     
  17. alkearl

    alkearl Aug 1, 2020

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    I've come across a few of the threads on the sparkle (quite a few dedicated sparklers out there), but wasn't able to find much on the flat steel. Perhaps I missed them as well.
     
  18. padders

    padders Aug 2, 2020 3:22am

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    Ok you got me. Anyone like us who has multiple watches has to wind and set them when we swap regardless of whether auto or manual, so the movement type is a little immaterial. I personally don’t use a winder as I think it’s just useless wear. Perhaps I was being a bit lazy in my description but I see more interest and more to admire in the 500s rather than the same thing with the rotor and winding mech stripped off. Some movements designed from scratch as man winds certainly do look better as they are and a man wind feels nicer as there is no clutch slip feel.
     
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  19. S.H.

    S.H. Aug 2, 2020 1:50pm

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    http://omega-constellation-collectors.blogspot.com/

    Look up Omega Constellation Movements Part 1 - 4 in the left frame: it is a nice read.
     
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  20. amcclell

    amcclell Aug 2, 2020 4:16pm

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    Although the 7xx watches seem to go for a bit less than the 5xx, I would have no problem getting one as it evolved from the same movement. If you are looking for value, the discount on the 7xx will give you an excellent in-house movement and leave a bit of money in your pocket.
     
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