I'm considering adding a seamaster 300 to my collection, and need a little help concerning the availability of restoration parts, and what makes a good restorable watch.
If it's OK, let's take a specific watch that is currently for sale, and go over it, not just looking at the watch as it is right now, but looking at the potential for a correct restoration, per Omegas guidelines.
One watch might be this one, there are several for sale on the bay right now, and this one seems to be an above average example.
To me, the trying to be informed collector, this watch looks like its in restorable condition. There is some question as to whether the sword hands are correct for this watch, as "a journey through time" shows this dial, and these hands but not on the same watch. (it seems that the triangle dial goes with the sword hands and the polygon dial goes with the straight hands). Then Again there are references questioning whether there were actually a number of watches produced with these hands and this dial.
If one were to send a watch in this condition to Omega, what would they recommend? What would be the "best" thing to do with this specific watch? Are these parts still available to restore this classic?
Please help, this is how we learn, and I want to be properly versed concerning this model prior to buying one.