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  1. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 11, 2019

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    Hey everyone,

    I've recently decided to go down the path of replacing my father's old vintage Seamaster that I wear daily. I feel anxiety about damaging it and would rather get a wristwatch that feels similar but is my own. Elements I'm after: steel case, 35mm max, no date, no numerals.

    I've come across a few listings that interest me that I'd like you're opinions on.

    The first is this gold detailed silver dialled 1965 auto. I love the look of the dial but haven't seen this sort of chunky look to the hour markers before. Is this a legit original as the description claims or could it be a redial?

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    (I should probably ask for photos of the movement)

    https://www.chrono24.co.nz/omega/beautiful-radial-seamaster-automatic--id10961523.htm

    Another one that looks promising is this silver detailed Seamaster. It looks like the crown has been changed (not perfect but I can live with it.)
    Once again the question is: does this look right to you?

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    One final thing I have been considering is getting a 711 caliber Seamaster DeVille for its thinner case size. Coming from a small case (30mm without crown) this is appealing to me because I don't have large wrists and I've learned the 711 is particularly thin. Would this be a good option? (No link for this, still trying to find one with a dial I like.)

    Any thoughts from you pros would be great.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 11, 2019

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    I’ve not seen the first one exactly, but I’d not question that dial.

    The second looks fine... movement looks a tad tired and needs a service imho. I’d like to see no hand corrosion personally.
     
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  3. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Jul 11, 2019

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    I dont think you will get a lot of enthusiastic reactions about vintage portfolio. It's from a banned austrian (former) OF member who did some dubious things here in the past.
     
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  4. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 11, 2019

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    Oh dear, that doesn't sound encouraging. Care to elaborate?
     
  5. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 11, 2019

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    Just about all of these older Seamasters will be the size you are looking for, so that will make your search easier. Good luck :thumbsup:
     
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  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 11, 2019

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    If you are buying from vintage portfolio you need to be an expert in the particular model you wish to buy.

    I mean, a real expert with absolutely no doubt as to what you see.
     
  7. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 12, 2019

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    Care to post pics of your own watch?
     
  8. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 12, 2019

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    Maybe look at the sale thread in this forum. If you buy on Chrono24 and Dealers, you will always pay more.
     
  9. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 12, 2019

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    Here's an old scanned image (pre-smartphone haha) I took years ago before I messed up the face more via water damage. It's a 1955ish manual.
     
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  10. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 12, 2019

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    Thanks a lot for the advice, I'm going to keep an eye out!
     
  11. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 17, 2019

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  12. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 17, 2019

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    Please post pictures, not links.
     
  13. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 17, 2019

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    Apologies, here they are.

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  14. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 17, 2019

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    Dial and Case are in good condition.
    Hands where probably replaced at some point, if you compare the lume colour. Crown is the right one, and not the modern replacement from Omega.
    Movement doesn't look to bad. The guy has very dirty hands holding it.
    Price is bit to high.
    Overall a nice watch. Calculate the costs of a service in, if you intend to wear it regularly.
     
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  15. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 17, 2019

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    Thanks so much for your knowledge!
     
  16. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 18, 2019

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    I think that's just the colour his hands are....

    More than a bit!
     
  17. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 18, 2019

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    I meant more his nails!;)
     
  18. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 18, 2019

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    The sellers hands have developed a patina that isn't to everyones tastes.

    What sort of price would you think more reasonable for a watch like this? I've been looking around for the better part of a month and this looks to be one of the better condition examples I've found.
     
  19. tomasco

    tomasco Jul 21, 2019

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  20. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 21, 2019

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    Generic Bracelet, Polished Case, Movement shows some discoloration and dirt.
    Classic Shiny Noob trap. Run away from it.

    If you want a Seamaster, maybe consider also a Ref.14770 or a Ref.166020.:thumbsup: