I wanted to get some pro opinions on this Seamaster, I'm trying to find out if I should keep it and get it serviced or not. I also want to know if I overpaid(which I'm assuming I did).
I dial is in too good of condition so I can only assume it has been refinished, but it looks fine to me. I actually prefer a refinished dial over one with patina. It's weird that "swiss made" is off the edge, is this common? The hands look worn but they are not discolored. Some scratches on the crystal and case. A lot of nicks on the lugs.
Even though the picture makes part of the movement look discolored, it is actually uniform. To me the movement doesn't look cobbled together. It does feel like it's hard to wind though and I don't know if that's normal.
Here are the pictures to go along with the description. I had a real hard time getting the pictures to come out.
IMG_2232 by v1100110, on Flickr
IMG_2234 by v1100110, on Flickr
IMG_2228 by v1100110, on Flickr
IMG_2225 by v1100110, on Flickr
IMG_2239 by v1100110, on Flickr
IMG_2241 by v1100110, on Flickr
So what do you guys think, is this watch worth $250? Should I send it back, or keep it and put a little work into it?