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Seamaster SS with Coffin markers - Original?

  1. scotty

    scotty Jan 25, 2014

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    Hey guys, this Seamaster caught my eye because it has the same coffin markers as my Seamaster 18K XVI. There are no pics of the inside of the watch though. The dial looks vintage to me but almost too clean. Does that make it a service replacement? From the pictures, it looks like there is a shadow at the end of each marker. Can you tell if it is anything else?

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  2. John R Smith

    John R Smith Jan 25, 2014

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    What is the case reference? And the movement calibre?
     
  3. scotty

    scotty Jan 25, 2014

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    Good questions! I asked the seller the exact same thing with no reponse. Here's what he has on the auction.

    MOVEMENT IS ORIGINAL OMEGA AUTOMATIC, FULL ROTOR NOT BUMPER. I HAVE NOT OPENED THE WATCH TO PHOTOGRAPH AS IT IS IN PERFECT CONDITION, I GUARANTEE ALL IS ORIGINAL.
     
  4. John R Smith

    John R Smith Jan 25, 2014

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    If he knows it is in "perfect condition" he must have opened the watch, or had someone else do it. Why not take photos then?

    It is slightly odd as some features look early 1950s but others (the caseback medallion) look much later.
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 25, 2014

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    Oooo, an early large medallion! Caliber 500 or 501 most likely, but could even be an earlier 47x / 49x full rotor. It isn't a 2975 because of the bezel being flat and the shape of the lugs. Lotsa franken potential for these. Wait for somebody who has access to AJTT or knows offhand what's up with it.
     
  6. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Possibly a 2846. Watching this one myself ;)
     
  7. Darstadlydarcey

    Darstadlydarcey Jan 25, 2014

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    No idea about the watch but the shadows seem to caused by the light source being on the right hand side of The watch.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Case is very sharp, looks almost NOS. Dial is of original style, fonts look correct. It's probably original, but could be a service replacement.

    I'd need to see pictures of the inside to make sure everything matches up properly.

    If it turns out to be all original, it's certainly a condition rarity.
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  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Late 2846 probably 501
     
  10. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jan 25, 2014

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    OMG, Coffin case markers?

    That's something to die for.

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    Gavin and rhetoric like this.
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Award for the best Hoi post ever.
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  12. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Award for best Hoi watch too. ::love::
     
  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    Perhaps, but I think that vote was rigged :unsure:
     
  14. scotty

    scotty Jan 25, 2014

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    Gotta love those coffin markers. I like this game!
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  15. NT931

    NT931 Jan 25, 2014

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    I'm wondering - how much do these 2846's go for, if we're talking head-only? Would potential buyers be coffin' up a large amount of money? $1000?
     
  16. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 25, 2014

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    This one I'd imagine topping $1k fairly easily
     
  17. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Jan 25, 2014

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    now that it's had great advertising:)
     
  18. scotty

    scotty Jan 25, 2014

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    Still a gamble though because the seller is not willing to respond to questions about the inside of the watch. :unsure:
     
  19. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 25, 2014

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    $1,700 is my over / under.
     
  20. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Jan 25, 2014

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    I love these coffin markers more than the Olympic.


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