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  1. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 2:08am

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    I've got my eye on this Seamaster 600 but unsure if it's got too much wear and tear. I plan on occasionally wearing it but want to keep it for the foreseeable and pass it to my son in years to come. What do you think? I don't think anything has been polished or redialed.
     
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  2. MtV

    MtV Jun 30, 2020 2:45am

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    I’d like some of the more experienced users here to verify that, but to me it looks like the case was so severely polished that the attachment of the lugs actually show the difference in case thickness between polished / unpolished part:

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    The dial might even have mold, it’d be a bit too much for me (and I do like heavily patinaed watches usually). The movement looks ok in comparison to the dial, but not great with some corrosion.
     
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  3. Spruce

    Spruce Jun 30, 2020 2:49am

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    I know some people are happy to wear watches with dial damage or significant patina but this rather dirty looking watch face suggests it was worn by a coal miner working at the coal face.
     
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  4. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 30, 2020 3:41am

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    That is an absolute dog.

    I’d strongly advise waiting for a better example.
     
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  5. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 3:51am

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    That's a good point. I think looking at the bottom right lug as well it looks a little off
     
  6. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 3:52am

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    Yes, I do like patina but I think this is very border line for me. I like the white dials which have turned in to a creamy brown
     
  7. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 3:54am

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    I think I'm just getting eager to buy one but I need to wait. I don't have a huge budget, around £500/$615
     
  8. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 30, 2020 3:56am

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    Big pass
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  9. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 30, 2020 3:59am

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    Something like this is in your budget. B696C918-9CF9-44E5-A6BD-69F52C324C8B.jpeg 75373490-4848-48F2-89EE-1220556964DC.jpeg 8B54F4FF-C9A1-4AB6-9B03-2B7C3ABD970A.jpeg A80183F0-4B97-4DEA-8F5A-8619E35339BE.jpeg
     
  10. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 30, 2020 3:59am

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    Are you U.K. based? You can get a lovely and original vintage Omega for £500 with a bit of patience.
     
  11. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 4:20am

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  12. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 4:21am

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    That is nice, where is that?
     
  13. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 4:22am

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    I am, yes. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places!
     
  14. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 30, 2020 4:33am

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    Keep an eye on the sales section on this forum and regularly search eBay. You can post watches you're considering here.

    Importantly, look through old posts on the forum to get a good idea of what model(s) you're looking for
     
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  15. Spruce

    Spruce Jun 30, 2020 5:27am

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    Read https://omegaforums.net/threads/learn-how-to-fish.52603/.

    Then try going into eBay, entering 'vintage Omega Seamaster' in the search engine, enter ‘£600' or whatever figure you fancy, and see what comes up.

    Read the text carefully, beware of re-dials, refurbished dials etc and study the photos (equally carefully).
     
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  16. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 6:36am

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    I never even knew there was a for sale section! Thanks
     
  17. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 6:38am

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    I had a good read of that a couple of weeks back, it was useful! There's so many refurbished ones on eBay...I've just not found 'the one' yet, but I'll keep looking! Thanks
     
  18. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 30, 2020 7:08am

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    In my draw awaiting a service, purchased a while ago for even less than your budget. ;)
     
  19. General85

    General85 Jun 30, 2020 7:09am

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    Ah damn! Nice find! eBay by any chance?
     
  20. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 30, 2020 8:39am

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    Here, Only $400 IIRC
    (Was a few years back on checking, boy time flies when your having fun)
     
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