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  1. PlainVanilla Jul 28, 2020

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    We often realize that if it looks too good to be true, it usually is. Does this dial look original to you?

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  2. amcclell Jul 28, 2020

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    This dial looks good to me. The case and hands are very nice as well.
     
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  3. dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Jul 28, 2020

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    What's your opinion on it?
     
  4. MtV Jul 28, 2020

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    The damage around the 11 and, most of all, the 1 market doesn’t look too good to be true, actually. ;)
     
  5. OmegaP99 Jul 28, 2020

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    I'm leaning original with minor damage, but if not, it's a hell of a redial.

    What I'm not certain about is the "Chrono24.com" above "Seamster" in the third pic. Don't think this was done until much later. ;)
     
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  6. Spruce Jul 28, 2020

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    The “Chrono24.com” is on the photo not the watch. All C24 watches have the photos marked.
     
  7. PlainVanilla Jul 28, 2020

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    Thanks for all your answers! Despite the minor damage up there, this watch looks fantastic to me.

    Thanks to this forum, I'm gradually closing in on what type of watch I want for my first vintage Omega. Leaning towards a hand-wind Seamaster (cal. 610 or 613) more and more!
     
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  8. PlainVanilla Jul 29, 2020

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    The 610 movement of this watch looks like this:

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    The seller says "It works accurately about 60seconds per day."

    Does it mean this movement is trash or does it just need to be regulated on a timegrapher?

    EDIT: I have news from the seller. They just put it on a timegrapher and it performs between +/-10 and 20 seconds per day.
     
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  9. TimeODanaos Jul 29, 2020

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    I notice the Chrono ad says "checked and tested", so maybe they've now used a different timegrapher, or maybe switched it on... 60s/day (which way?) is not acceptable, but the cal 610 is a sweet movement, and you'll be getting it serviced soon?
     
  10. amcclell Jul 29, 2020

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    The marks around 11 and 1 look like minor moisture damage but, whatever the cause adds to the authenticity of the dial and discounted the value. The movement looks clean on the surface but will almost certainly need a service, so get it to a watchmaker asap. By no means perfect but you have done well with your first purchase. Congrats!
     
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  11. PlainVanilla Jul 29, 2020

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    I'm glad to hear that! Is the moisture damage going to expand quickly?

    How much does it usually cost to service the 610?
     
  12. Spruce Jul 29, 2020

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    Very much depends on where you’re based and who does it. For a straightforward service of a mechanical watch like yours, in the the UK I’d expect to pay £100 - 125 plus parts and postage.

    If you’re not sure where to send it, post where you’re based and someone will chip in a recommendation.

    Did you check whether or not your vendor had it serviced before he sold it. Some vendors do and you should ask. He may even provide a copy of the service receipt.
     
  13. PlainVanilla Jul 29, 2020

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    I'm from Paris, France and would gladly take recommendations!

    I will ask when the watch was last serviced.
     
  14. amcclell Jul 29, 2020

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    It is like that scar on your knee where you wiped out on your skateboard, many years ago. Nothing should degrade further as moisture is what caused the damage, and that is long gone. The service will very depending on who you take it to but don't take it to Omega. There are lots of good independent watchmakers around and you just need to find one in your area. I am in Canada and the going rate for a reputable watchmaker to service a 6xx movement is $250 to $450. There are people who will do it cheaper but just like the auto repair industry that I come out of, there is a wide range of prices and quality, and the two don't always go hand in hand. There are lots of threads in this forum from members seeking good watchmakers. You may find one for your locale.
     
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  15. OmegaP99 Jul 29, 2020

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    I'm very aware, thank you. The winking emoji was the hint that I was joking.
     
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  16. Spruce Jul 29, 2020

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    Sorry, I bought a C24 watch recently and an OF poster pointed it out as debris.
     
  17. PlainVanilla Jul 31, 2020

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    Well, the transaction is now done. I am the new keeper of this Omega Seamaster. Thank you all very much for your help!
     
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  18. Spruce Jul 31, 2020

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    Great- I’ll look forward to some wrist shots once it has arrived.
     
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  19. PlainVanilla Jul 31, 2020

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    I will most certainly do a couple wrist shots once it has landed here!
     
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  20. janice&fred Jul 31, 2020

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    Good for you and great choice. She is a good looker and classic style. Love the manual winders.
     
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