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    Okay ladies and gentlemen, ere's one for all of you lovely people behind the screens.

    An ad just popped up - it seems this man bought himself a case of vintage watches years ago, and that's it, really. He is not technically proficient, so he only managed to put one picture in the entire ad, and that's the challenge: Can you spot anything on this grainy photo?
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    I have made a date to go see him next week, so this is just for the fun of it! I'm expecting vintage watches in the Seiko, Citizen etc. category, but surprice me if you can!

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    Hi Dollarwatch, methinks I spy a grainy black dialled Omega in the middle row ..Which may well mean I win it as the competition prize

    Some months ago I got lucky with another bad photo lot..

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    These are most likely once in a blue moon occurences but they add to the thrill of the chase.
    This lot contained -amongst some dross- a nice working Waltham military PW,a properly "rare" Smiths Everest Automatic watch (fully working) as well as an Omega Seamaster that just needed a new crystal and crown/stem.
    It also had a 9ct gold watch case back that my watchmaker gave me a credit for against my servicing costs with him.

    These rare wins however rarely offset the overall costs of our addictive hobby of collecting :0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonfinder View Post
    Hi Dollarwatch, methinks I spy a grainy black dialled Omega in the middle row ..Which may well mean I win it as the competition prize

    Some months ago I got lucky with another bad photo lot..

    These are most likely once in a blue moon occurences but they add to the thrill of the chase.
    This lot contained -amongst some dross- a nice working Waltham military PW,a properly "rare" Smiths Everest Automatic watch (fully working) as well as an Omega Seamaster that just needed a new crystal and crown/stem.
    It also had a 9ct gold watch case back that my watchmaker gave me a credit for against my servicing costs with him.

    These rare wins however rarely offset the overall costs of our addictive hobby of collecting :0)
    Oh an Omega would make this a bit more interesting for sure! :) I'll let you know if you were right when I get to see these in person.

    And what a nice find you got there! :O
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    Re: Spot a watch from a terrible picture

    Fifth from left in second row is an Omega with a blue dial. Bottom right is a braille watch. They were solid 14k gold sometimes.
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    Cool! Some gold would most definately make this very interesting! Thank you very much, Marc.

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    Cool! Some gold would most definately make this very interesting! Thank you very much, Marc.
    I just looked at pics of the one I had and the solid 14 ones have gold hands and this one does not appear to, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmarc77 View Post
    I just looked at pics of the one I had and the solid 14 ones have gold hands and this one does not appear to, sorry.
    No worries - just happy to hear your input! :)

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    Re: Spot a watch from a terrible picture

    Quote Originally Posted by demonfinder View Post
    Hi Dollarwatch, methinks I spy a grainy black dialled Omega in the middle row ..Which may well mean I win it as the competition prize

    Some months ago I got lucky with another bad photo lot..

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    These are most likely once in a blue moon occurences but they add to the thrill of the chase.
    This lot contained -amongst some dross- a nice working Waltham military PW,a properly "rare" Smiths Everest Automatic watch (fully working) as well as an Omega Seamaster that just needed a new crystal and crown/stem.
    It also had a 9ct gold watch case back that my watchmaker gave me a credit for against my servicing costs with him.

    These rare wins however rarely offset the overall costs of our addictive hobby of collecting :0)
    Nice pickup. Was the Seamaster the gold case on the left next to the empty bezel with black strap? And you could at least post a pic of it for us pickers. :)
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    Re: Spot a watch from a terrible picture

    Well spotted mmarc77 :0)
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    After a bit of tlc and £90 to my watchmaker for correct replacement crown,crystal and tension ring:
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    It turned out nicely..I wore it for a while but sold it to put the funds towards servicing my Longines Flagship which I slightly prefer due to the steel case
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    Re: Spot a watch from a terrible picture

    My draw
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