Good evening Watchuseek'ers,
I'm looking for a little insight on this (somewhat) time sensitive matter. I've been watching a vintage omega seamaster on ebay, the seller indicates that is is functional, from the 1960's, and in it's original condition. If the listing was selling for 100 to 150 I'd buy it and take the risk. Seeing as it may go higher - I'm looking for a little advice. I'll be paying in Canadian dollars, as I am from Canada.
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I looked through the Omega watch archives, and couldn't find a watch that perfectly matched the visually identifiable features of this watch. Manual wind, dauphine hands, no calendar function, 35mm case, and press fit back etc. Which obviously raises my suspicions, though I'll admit it is possible the seller fudged a few of the details. Does anyone else think the ad looks a little fishy? They make specific reference to the fact that the crown and strap have Omega logo's, as if that were a true sign of authenticity (which I don't believe it is). I'm sort of thinking that there is a bit of photo shop work going on to make the watch more visually appealing. Does anyone else think that is the case?
Any input would be very helpful. I don't want my first vintage watch to be a lemon!