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  1. NL1994

    NL1994 Oct 8, 2019

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    Hi all,

    just wondering if anyone can help identify my watch. i've got some tools on the way so that i can have a look underneath the case back but until then, I thought i'd run my luck here.

    Case diameter: 34mm
    With crown: 35mm
    Lug to lug: 45mm
    Lug width: 18mm

    *note any suggestions on replacement crystals would be helpful also.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Oct 8, 2019

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    Looks like a linen dial late 50s or early 60s Seamaster that’s been a bit overpolished. Have someone carefully remove the caseback and post a photo of the movement, and especially the information on the inside of the caseback. Your answer will be in there.
     
  3. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 8, 2019

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    A lot of these 1960s Seamasters look similar to me, but it could be something like a ref 166.010; the no-date version, whatever that is. There are experts here who will probably recognize it, but the information you really need is inside. The dial looks to have some stains or water damage at the bottom edge, but it's still an interesting variant.
     
  4. DaveK

    DaveK Oct 8, 2019

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    Be careful if you bought the cheapo case back openers from amazon/eBay, many many watches get scratched up with those when they break on the first use. If you can take it to a watchmaker (not a mall kiosk) you can get it opened, along with a quote for the needed service, all at the same time
     
  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 9, 2019

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    It's missing the bezel.
     
  6. Verdi

    Verdi Oct 9, 2019

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    It is not overpolished at all. All the edges are there....not that the owner even asked about it.
    Thats just nomal wear, I personally think the watch has never been polished.

    I think it is ref 14390. It is manual wind, right? Should be cal 285.

    Any watchmaker can fit a new crystal and guve the watch a clean.
     
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  7. michael22

    michael22 Oct 9, 2019

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    Looks odd in the top shot, but looks OK in the side shot.
     
  8. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 9, 2019

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    No, automatic just like it says on the dial.
     
  9. Verdi

    Verdi Oct 9, 2019

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    Hahaha. Yes, missed that.

    I still think its from 14.... series models. They had a few variants.
    Prob cal 591.
     
  10. NL1994

    NL1994 Oct 9, 2019

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    Thanks for all of the responses! i think i'll try and get down to a watchmaker soon, get a photo of the inside of the case back and movement.

    if it's missing a bezel, what model what this be (so i can have a bit of reference)
     
  11. Dan S

    Dan S Oct 9, 2019

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    As mentioned previously, the model (known as reference number) will be inside the case-back. There is definitely some sort of bezel present, but something looks a bit funny, i.e. the crystal is protruding a lot. Having the reference number will help with research about how it is supposed to look.
     
  12. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 9, 2019

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    I'll go out on a fairly sturdy limb and say its a 165.010, which would have a cal 550/552.

    Notice the wide beveled bezel .

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  13. Passover

    Passover Oct 9, 2019

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    14700 as far as I would guess...

    Replacement bezel will be difficult to find :(
     
  14. NL1994

    NL1994 Oct 10, 2019

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    Took it to a watchmaker today for a new crystal and got these photos
     
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  15. michael22

    michael22 Oct 10, 2019

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    What did the watchmaker say about the bezel?
     
  16. NL1994

    NL1994 Oct 10, 2019

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    That it was missing haha I'm going to assume as passover said, that it'll be near impossible to find a replacement one :(
     
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  17. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Oct 10, 2019

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    Omega may well have one, that case style was really common. Don’t assume, have your watchmaker call and ask!

    I once got a bezel for a 2627 on my own back in the day. Sent the watch in and they installed it for me.

    The people here try to help but many times they’re guessing. Go to the source for the definitive answer.

    Tom
     
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  18. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 10, 2019

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    Omega only has a pink gold plated bezel still available for this reference. I suppose you could remove the plating...
     
  19. Passover

    Passover Oct 10, 2019

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    In fact I was only guessing about the bezel. I tried to source one some time ago but I didn't succeed.

    You could possibly try to buy a cheap non working 14710 "for parts"

    Good luck with your search!! :)
     
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  20. NL1994

    NL1994 Oct 10, 2019

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    Hmm interesting, how thick would the plating be?
    Is it a viable option to polish off the plated layer?

    Other than that I’ll just have to keep an eye out for a broken 14710 as Passover said