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    Hunt over for birth year watch 1958 Omega Seamaster 2869 CAl.501

    Been on the hunt for some years for a birth year watch. 1958 was a hard year I really wanted a military issued or a Rolex or Tudor due to some had larger cases. Came close a few years ago on a British issued RAF watch with a 58 issued date same case and dial set up as the 53 but they cost more than the 53 and I had a 53 so passed. So last week I pulled the trigger on a Omega Seamaster 2869 Cal.501 automatic full set with box and papers with a cool two tone dial. The crown mite be from a constellation but that should be a easy fix. The seller had best offer and I got a great price. Being 34mm and 40mm lug to lug I hope I am happy with it on the wrist I only have a few smaller size vintage watch most are 38mm to 42mm. Just glad the hunt is over.






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    I know next to nothing about omegas, but based on looks alone it’s very easy on the eye.
    Congratulations

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    Beautiful watch. It's amazing to find box and papers saved for 70 years. The flat-topped "A" in OMEGA is unusual.
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    Re: Hunt over for birth year watch 1958 Omega Seamaster 2869 CAl.501

    congrats on a nice OMEGA
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    Beautiful all the way around.

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    Congrats! Lovely watch, in amazing condition.
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    Very nice watch. Congrats



    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Beautiful watch. It's amazing to find box and papers saved for 70 years. The flat-topped "A" in OMEGA is unusual.

    How good were you in arithmetic at school? (2018-1958=?)

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    Re: Hunt over for birth year watch 1958 Omega Seamaster 2869 CAl.501

    Nice watch

    The crown should be a clover leaf style. However that crown works well enough.

    The only concern I have is that the rubber gasket in the caseback looks to be missing (Omega calls it a washer) without it then back will not stay totally secure. The good news is that gasket is not hard to find, i had the one on my 1957 Seamaster replaced by my watchmaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba48 View Post
    How good were you in arithmetic at school? (2018-1958=?)
    Oops! Very sleep-deprived today. Still I noticed the flawed font.
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    That's an absolute beauty - love it! Congratulations!

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