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  1. Fatcat

    Fatcat Apr 19, 2018

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    Hi I was able to sell a couple of modern watches and now I would like to buy a SM300 , what you think about this one ? Of course the seconds Hand is not original but what about the rest ?

    Seller looks for 3K US$
    Thanks for your advise

    Paul
     
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  2. sdre

    sdre Apr 19, 2018

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    3000 usd is quite a good price! Is he reputable? If so I'll say go for it.
     
  3. Caliber561

    Caliber561 Apr 19, 2018

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    Get some closer pictures of the dial & Bezel.

    Color is uniform, so it looks like those could be original and in really good condition.

    If things check out it would be a complete steal.
     
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  4. Edward53

    Edward53 Apr 19, 2018

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    Always best to check out the seller VERY carefully when something looks like a real bargain.
     
  5. Maganator

    Maganator Apr 19, 2018

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    If it looks to good to be true...

    Do extensive research on the seller.
     
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  6. Dave.charlton

    Dave.charlton Apr 19, 2018

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    It seems a bit strange that the seller obviously knows exactly what this is and has an extract of the archives, yet is selling quite a long way below market value, what looks like a very nice watch. I agree with Maganator that you will need to check him out very carefully as it smells like a scam to me.
     
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  7. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Apr 19, 2018

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    Price is almost too good to be true! If this isn’t a face to face deal, and If you haven’t already, have him set the time to 9:20 and send you more pics. This will confirm that he actually has the watch in his possession. That aside, dial, bezel, and SN range look ok to me.
     
  8. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 19, 2018

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    Watch is worth more than double that price.
    Looks very fishy
     
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  9. Seaman

    Seaman Apr 19, 2018

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    Reading this I reach the conclusion that I have to study more the history of Omega watches...could you please let me know why this model it's so expensive..?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  10. Edward53

    Edward53 Apr 19, 2018

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    ....especially if they are located in South America....
     
  11. xantiagib

    xantiagib Apr 19, 2018

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    extract from the archives only proves the movement was used originally in a SM300 - the case would have a number if it was original
    the case is definitely a service case and bezel - the dial and hands possibly too but can't tell from the photos

    Good price though!
     
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  12. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Apr 19, 2018

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    The only number I’m aware of on these cases is on the case back, and this one is a reclassified 165024 to 166024 as Omega often used the parts that were available at time of assembly.
     
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  13. blubarb

    blubarb Apr 19, 2018

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    Hmmmm? :thumbsdown:

    With the give away stubbies long gone by the fakers it's damn hard to spot a fake or franken and as the following article says: "If they ever start frankening these with vintage movements they’re going to get harder to spot."

    http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/2009/11/new-strain-of-chinese-omega-seamaster-300-fakes/

    Those movements were used in the ubiquitous Seamasters and De Villes of the 1960s I think - didn't Watchco also use the 55x and 56x movements in their rebuilds?

    Anyway, If it seems to good to be true, it usually is...
     
  14. xantiagib

    xantiagib Apr 19, 2018

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    hadn't noticed that - possibly the case back is original too - but as it stands its mostly service items and at 3000 usd - correctly priced to sell quick.Its easy to change the bridge that has the serial number from another movement - even re-engrave it but I doubt anyone has gone through that trouble here - looks like an honest refurb done by a knowledgable watch guy with access to omega parts as they were until very recently.

    The date wheel looks a bit silver/gray to me? White and black are correct for the period.
     
  15. blubarb

    blubarb Apr 19, 2018

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    I'm thinking that it's undervalued and that's a reason to be wary - is the seller claiming it is all original (except the seconds hand)?
     
  16. xantiagib

    xantiagib Apr 19, 2018

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    well it definatley may have been an original SM300 once - but now possible that only the dial hands movement and caseback are original and the rest original service items ... still 100% omega still undervalued even for a 'Watchco'
     
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  17. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Apr 19, 2018

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    Pro pics + extract = guy who knows what he is doing and what he has.

    I would ask straight up why he is selling for so cheap. Tread with caution.
     
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  18. xantiagib

    xantiagib Apr 19, 2018

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    sure - ask for photos of the watch with a current newspaper and try a skype session - if they refuse walk away
     
  19. plexyforever

    plexyforever Apr 19, 2018

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    Hi,
    the watch was mine and I sold it to a collector located in France, for much more, last autumn.
    It is gorgeous and correct.
    I bought it from a well known Italian dealer in Milan.
     
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  20. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 19, 2018

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    The plot thickens...Are they your pictures too?
     
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