I'm new to the forum and have just bought a late 1950s Omega Seamaster automatic from ebay. I receiving the watch something immediately struck me as "not right". I have a 1960's Constellation and you know from the look and feel that it is 100% genuine.
But when I took this Seamaster out of the packaging it felt lighter than I would have expected and looked too perfect. It was meant to have a refurbished dial etc. so maybe that has just taken the old feel from it. But if you can comment or give me suggestions of what I should check I would appreciate it.
It looks just "too new" and I see that the side of the stainless steel case is polished but the bit in between the lugs is not! This is not what I would have expected from Omega- is this normal for a Seamaster?
(P- showed the polished part)
Also the base case has a black substance visible- is this a seal or a gasket?
How do I open the back? It is a screw off back or does it pop off like normal backs?
Thanks for any advice that you can give as I feel that there is something fishy with it.