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Something seems off with this Vintage Seamaster 135.005

  1. Adamd5329

    Adamd5329 May 22, 2017

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    Hi Guys,

    I am new to this forum so let me introduce myself, my name is Adam and I'm from Australia, I love watches (all ages) but have found myself more and more drawn to vintage Omegas. I recently purchased a Vintage Seamster Cal 600 manual wind ref. 135.005, it was a spur decision on eBay and I didn't have a great deal of time to research properly. Long story short, I have been trying to research this watch (exhaustively) and can always find anomalies with the images I find, one example is the arabic numerals on the 3,6,9 & 12 as I'm struggling to find any with the ref 135.005. Im thinking its either a fake (if its is I will be throwing it away and reporting the seller) or possibly its had a few parts replaced, case back etc..... The watch is pretty beat up, but was hoping someone on here can help.

    Thanks,

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  2. DON

    DON May 22, 2017

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    What you bought was a poor condition watch. You don't know if the person lied etc. about the watch.

    Dial has been poorly cleaned, missing sweep pinion/hand. Movement and case poor. Crown not original

    Throwing it away won't do you any good. Email seller and point out the overall quality is poor and ask to return. If sold as is.

    SOL and count it as a noob error and be more patient and cautious before jumping in

    DON
     
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  3. WatchWarlock

    WatchWarlock May 22, 2017

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    Definitely not a fake, but has all the issues pointed out above. If you can't return it, wear it, enjoy it, and count it as a lesson learned for your next purchase.
     
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  4. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 22, 2017

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    Any given reference often was offered with many different styles of dials, so finding an exact match is not always possible simply based on an cursory search.
     
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  5. Adamd5329

    Adamd5329 May 22, 2017

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    Ok thanks for all your replies, I only paid $53 Australian, so I'm not super worried.
    Cheers
     
  6. Dgercp

    Dgercp May 22, 2017

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    So, you only overpaid around 10 bucks :)
     
  7. Adamd5329

    Adamd5329 May 22, 2017

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    Exactly! :thumbsup:
     
  8. sxl2004

    sxl2004 May 22, 2017

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    :eek:
    Why are people assuming you can return the watch? Has anything be misrepresented?
    Buyers remorse is not a reason for returning the watch.
    ::rimshot::
     
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  9. Adamd5329

    Adamd5329 May 22, 2017

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    When did anyone say you can return it?
     
  10. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 22, 2017

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    From that post, I can only surmise either you've seen the listing or you're the seller.
     
  11. sxl2004

    sxl2004 May 22, 2017

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    Don suggested it.
    ;)
     
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  12. sxl2004

    sxl2004 May 22, 2017

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    Neither, just do not like the reflex assumption (like in another thread on OF) that sellers are always to blame.
    Certainly not the OPs suggestion.
    ;)
     
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  13. Adamd5329

    Adamd5329 May 23, 2017

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    I guess it's all the discussions that happen when someone (myself this time ) buy a poorly researched watch. I do agree that buyer's remorse is no reason to return something, however nobody has seen the listing and how it was described. Anyway, I'll start having a good look through this forum for something nicer, presumably people sell here all the time...? Will looking at around the $2500 US from my next purchase, so feel free to comment if you know / have anything.

    Thanks for all the replies
     
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  14. michael22

    michael22 May 23, 2017

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    I wonder if this watch may actually benefit from a good dial cleaning. An exception to prove the rule.
     
  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 23, 2017

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    That's already the problem, somebody "cleaned" it, no further results are likely to come form more more of the same.
     
  16. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers May 23, 2017

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    $2,500 can buy you quite a lot of vintage Omega watch - depending on what you're looking for
    Dress,sports, gold, SS?
    Suggest styles you like and you might get some good pointers
     
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  17. michael22

    michael22 May 23, 2017

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  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 23, 2017

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  19. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 23, 2017

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    Come on, its worth more than that, "I am told by my watch maker its a rare model because of the arabic numerals with ref 135.005."
     
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  20. michael22

    michael22 May 23, 2017

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    He turns out to be quite the spin doctor.
     
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