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  1. mr_keen Jan 4, 2022

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  2. Davidt Jan 4, 2022

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    Poor redial and over polished case. Stay away from this one!
     
  3. mr_keen Jan 4, 2022

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    thank you. is this a reference that you think would be good to consider along with the 135.011 or are there any other similar references you would recommend that may be gettable at a reasonable price?

    or perhaps a seamaster 30 like this?

    or do you think the 135.011 is superior in terms of quality of choice attainability in very good condition at a solid price
     
  4. Davidt Jan 4, 2022

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    The 30mm (hence Seamaster 30) cal 286 and its cousins are also solid and if in good condition and wel maintained can be worn daily for years, just like the cal 6xx and 5xx we spoke about in another thread.

    In terms of references for a good vintage 60’s Seamaster I’d consider the following;

    Seamaster 30 (135.003, 125.003 etc)
    Seamaster 600 (135.011, 136.011)
    Seamaster automatic (numerous references here but E.g. 165.001, 165.002, 165.003, 165.010, 165.020. All are non date models. Simply replace the 5 with a 6 for the date versions which are just as good).

    The critical factor is condition (condition, condition!). A knackered watch will be a knee out and you may throw good money after bad and still be left with an average example. Always start with a good example of whichever reference/dial design you decide upon.
     
  5. PlainVanilla Jan 4, 2022

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    Check ref 14775 and other Seamaster Devilles.