Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

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    Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    I came a cross of this stunning vintage Seamaster De Ville and I instantly fell in love!
    But Im a complete newbie when it comes to vintage timepieces and I was hoping I could seek the help of you fine folks if this watch is worth pursuing or if I should step away.
    Or if theres any questions I should ask the seller.

    Thanks! :)


    This is a Seamaster De Ville - 1965 ref: Ref. 166.020 cal: 562
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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    Looks good at first glance. However, according to the OVD, this reference came with a cal 552. The OVD is not always comprehensive and cal 562 may be correct for later examples, but it's a good idea to check the database and then do your homework. Also, this appears to be gold-plated, which affects the price that you should pay.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    I can't see anything wrong with that.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    Hi everyone!
    thank you so much for your insightful replies! :)

    Ive contacted the seller and he says:
    - he had it serviced last December
    - Theres no original documentation nor box
    - Everything is original on the watch except the strap

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    One observation that I'm not sure is valid but the watch says "Swiss Made T". That usually means that only either the hands or the dial has tritium. This has both with lume. Possible that the hands were replaced. Not that it's a big deal. I think the watch looks great. Just an question.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    I might be wrong, but I believe the watch is gold capped, which has a little more value than plated or filled since the layer of gold is thicker and lasts a lot longer.
    Nice watch!

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreWatches View Post
    I might be wrong, but I believe the watch is gold capped, which has a little more value than plated or filled since the layer of gold is thicker and lasts a lot longer.
    Nice watch!
    I think you're right; there is SS showing underneath the lugs.
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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreWatches View Post
    I might be wrong, but I believe the watch is gold capped, which has a little more value than plated or filled since the layer of gold is thicker and lasts a lot longer.
    Nice watch!
    I forgot to mention, the seller says this watch is in rose gold. So i dont know if that effects the price in any way

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice on a Vintage Seamaster De Ville - 1965

    Quote Originally Posted by sorhaug View Post
    I forgot to mention, the seller says this watch is in rose gold. So i dont know if that effects the price in any way
    I think the rose gold is less common, but I doubt it impacts the value significantly. It's just a matter of taste.
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