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  1. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    Stumbled across these in a local jeweller. Some very beaten examples in the store. Everything needing restoration of some kind. Couple of Mk2 examples too.
    Is there a case for buying one to get restored? A mk3 is on my list. I would apply rule when I buy a classic car normally. Buy the best most original example! Clearly these are not. He is asking around 1000 dollars for each example. Given the Swiss franc move I guess restoration just got a lot more expensive. Anyone recommend a UK based restorer outside STS? Am I mad???

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  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 24, 2015

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    You bought them both i hope..:whistling:
     
  3. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    Here are a couple more. Will wander back there today through the snow. See what else he has...
    They are very used. I don't know how to value these against restoration costs. Def want a racing mk2 for the collection but this needs a fair bit of work. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cortezthekiller

    Cortezthekiller Jan 24, 2015

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    If the price was right I was grab that mk2.
     
  5. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    1100 dollars I think for mk2. There was an almost chocolate dial mk2 too. So worth it even with restoration costs?
    He also had this Seamaster Calendar which caught my eye as looking original.
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  6. Sherbie

    Sherbie Jan 24, 2015

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    I love the look of that 176.005, cal 1040 - presume gold filled, but even so, the finish still looks great

    The Calendar looks good as well, apart from the faded text - is it solid gold?

    Why cant i find a single store this sort of inventory?
     
  7. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 24, 2015

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    If it is for a keeper, I'd say yes, it is worth it.
     
  8. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    I'm starting to build a collection. I sold one of my classic cars and am reinvesting proceeds into vintage omega! So all of these will be keepers of some sort.
     
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  9. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 24, 2015

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    The mk2 is a great watch! I like that blue dial mk3 top left too!
     
  10. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jan 24, 2015

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    The MKII would be a good buy under 1000$ Parts are available and you could have it restored for a reasonable price.
     
  11. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    Calendar was gold top steel back. 600 dollars I think. What movement would this have and what period is it?
     
  12. Cortezthekiller

    Cortezthekiller Jan 24, 2015

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    I would buy that mkii for $1000 or less and have it cleaned up.
     
  13. Norfolk

    Norfolk Jan 24, 2015

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    Well I bought a couple. Put the first one up in another posting. You will have to wait till Monday for the next one.