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    Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    I'm looking to jump in to the vintage watch market as a newbie and I've found a watch I'm interested in. The info below is what the seller has disclosed about the watch. I'm looking for any advice I can get before buying something. Thanks in advance for any help!!!


    This beautiful vintage Omega Seamaster watch dates back to 1963. I bought this watch for my husband's 50th birthday and while he loved it! He never wore it. So now I'm selling it.

    Movement serial number 20919482
    Full size 34mm x39mm excluding crown and lugs to lugs, solid stainless steel.
    Gorgeous polished case in very good condition.
    Watch is Omega signed 4x-dial+movement+case+crown.
    Gorgeous restored dial in very good condition.
    This beautiful 24 jewels caliber 552 automatic movement was oiled and cleaned in 2013.
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    Looks nice, it says restored dial, if it is, it's one of the best I've seen, can you get a movement picture? The 552 is a beautiful movement and in my opinion the best, non chronometer rated movement Omega ever made, in the end the choice is yours and only you can make it, all I can say is I'd like it in my collection

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    Thanks! I'll see what happens!
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    I have a Seamster of the same decade. It is a nice, elegant watch that looks good on the wrist. Good luck and welcome to the addiction of Vintage!
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    the 'swiss made' is not perfectly centered under the '6' index which suggests it is a redial. But as stated-its a good one. All else seems fine
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    I went ahead and bought the watch tonight. I really like the simple yet elegant look of it, and even though it's a restored dial or redial I'm happy with what I bought it for regardless. Thanks to those that offered their opinion, and though this is my first "vintage" watch purchase I'm sure it won't be my last!!!
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    I'm sure you won't be disappointed, be sure to post lots of pictures when it arrives, and don't hesitate to ask again if you spot another watch that takes your fancy, the breadth of knowledge of some of our members is staggering and it's all given freely, which is the best sort of advice.

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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    One question, Leftyprs... Have you bought the watch from a listing without a movement picture?
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    Re: Looking at buying a vintage Omega Seamaster... Need Advice!

    Yes I did. I have 3 days once I receive it to check it out and make sure it is what I think it is. I think I saw the old listing that the seller bought it from last year, and it had a couple of good pics of the 552 movement. Everything looks good, but I have the 3 day kick out just in case something doesn't jive.
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    Not a good thing to do... But sometimes making a gamble does pay off. Post movement pictures once you get it- until then, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Let's hope it won't have a nasty surprise inside the case.
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