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    Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    Hi everyone,

    I've started to wear my dad's vintage Omega Seamaster. I'd like to ID it so that I am able to figure out what size strap to get. I believe the size of the face is 34mm.
    Also, my dad hasn't worn this for decades. I was able to wind it up fine manually, and it's supposed to be automatic so hopefully I won't have to handwind it again anytime soon. Should I go and get it checked out by a watch repair store to see if it needs any work?

    I am pretty new to watches so sorry in advance if I am asking any particularly dumb questions!

    Thanks!

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    Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    Nice watch and yes you should get it serviced asap, the lug size should be 18mm but the bracelet it's on is gorgeous and possibly the original and quite sought after by omega collectors, I'd hazard a guess it got a 5## series movement and properly serviced will give years of great service

    Just noticed it's a Chronometer grade Seamaster, you lucky devil, possibly a 564 movement then.

    (Thinks, Seamaster Chronometer, Beads of rice bracelet, not jealous at all, no not me)

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    Re: Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    I think I've figured it out, looks like a ST 168.0024
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    Re: Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    Nice watch and yes you should get it serviced asap, the lug size should be 18mm but the bracelet it's on is gorgeous and possibly the original and quite sought after by omega collectors, I'd hazard a guess it got a 5## series movement and properly serviced will give years of great service

    Just noticed it's a Chronometer grade Seamaster, you lucky devil, possibly a 564 movement then.

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    Thanks for your response, my dad was also quite adamant about me not replacing the original Omega strap.. but I thought may as well take it off and keep it in a safe place rather than me wearing it everyday and causing more damage to it!

    From reading some other threads, it seems like my best bet is to find a reputable local watch repair shop to have it looked at? Would it be worth it for me to go to an Omega AD to get it serviced? Thanks!
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    Re: Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    If you can find a local guy then it'll be a lot cheaper and they won't replace stuff that's not necessary, don't worry about damaging the bracelet they're tougher than they look but you might want new spring bars to be safe.

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    Re: Dad's vintage Omega Seamaster - help with ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    If you can find a local guy then it'll be a lot cheaper and they won't replace stuff that's not necessary, don't worry about damaging the bracelet they're tougher than they look but you might want new spring bars to be safe.

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    I just googled around for a local place that services vintage watches, will head in there next week to have it checked out. And I'll get new spring bars too, I need to resize the band anyways.
    Excited to be wearing this awesome watch, I was going to hunt for something vintage just like this when I remembered my dad had this sitting in a drawer somewhere at home :)
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