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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    Yeah it's the wrong crown and the dial is not the right one but then they did many versions of the same watch and they don't have them all in the data base.

    The crown looks more like the one for my 1949 watch. You can get a new one for that case but it will cost $30-40.

    Here you can see the Omega I have with some other watches.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/fut...ts-903952.html

    As you can see the dial and hands don't match up with the picture but they match the info text.
    http://www.omegawatches.com/planet-o...base?ref=14531
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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    The hands just don't look right to me , I've got lots of 50's seamasters with Dauphin hands and none look like that, having said that I like the look of the watch and for the price it's at at the moment I'd probably have a punt. You'd have a wearable 50's Seamaster and that's always a good thing.

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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    The hands just don't look right to me , I've got lots of 50's seamasters with Dauphin hands and none look like that, having said that I like the look of the watch and for the price it's at at the moment I'd probably have a punt. You'd have a wearable 50's Seamaster and that's always a good thing.

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    Good point, these are not dauphin. What would these be 'Sword'? 'Dagger'?

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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by aditya View Post
    Good point, these are not dauphin. What would these be 'Sword'? 'Dagger'?
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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    Dial looks good but case is so polished too much :(
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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    IMO, the watch is original. The crown might be a factory replacement, but US market Seamasters from the early 1950's frequently had these "bowler" type crowns.

    There were several dial contractors for Omega back then and each one used several different styles for the "Seamaster" logo. The dipping "r" is considered one of the correct fonts. Similar to the 1956 Seamaster XVI:

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    Hands are called "Alpha" style and were also used by Omega.

    Now, is it worth the price? That I cannot answer.
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    Re: A possible redial? - vintage Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorcpa View Post
    IMO, the watch is original. The crown might be a factory replacement, but US market Seamasters from the early 1950's frequently had these "bowler" type crowns.

    There were several dial contractors for Omega back then and each one used several different styles for the "Seamaster" logo. The dipping "r" is considered one of the correct fonts. Similar to the 1956 Seamaster XVI:

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    Hands are called "Alpha" style and were also used by Omega.

    Now, is it worth the price? That I cannot answer.
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    Dial looked 100% original to me.
    That 'patina' on the dial could never be applied. That is age!

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