I'm looking to buy a vintage Seamaster, but I haven't been able to find a lotof good info. about the older watches online. My questions are as follows.
1: I want a solid gold watch: Is there an appreciable difference in appearance between a 14k and 18k watch? Do they wear any differently?
2: Which vintage of the automatics has the best movement? From what I can tell late 50's on, look for a chronograph type.
3: Is the Seamaster the only waterproof watch in the Omega line with the more traditional watch look? Wondering if some Constellation vintages are waterproof.
4: Is there a reference for letting me know which watches are solid vs plated ect... I want a solid gold watch since I know what happens with gold plate ect...
5: What's a good source for an Omega Vintage? I've been looking at Ebay, but haven't seen anything really appealing and some are sold overseas. I'm concerned with counterfeit.
6: How reliable is the watch? I'd like something I won't have to baby.
7: How much gold is in the solid gold watches? Is it an appreciable amount like a 1/2 oz. or so? Not including the bracelete since I prefer leather.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.