I FOUND THIS WATCH AT THE FLEA MARKET THE SECOND HAND WAS OFF A THE WATCH DID NOT WORK BUT FOR 1 DOLLER I THOUGHT I WOULD RISK IT. IT COST ME 250 TO REPAIR AND WORK'S GREAT.I LOVE THIS WATCH,THE WATCH MAKER I TOOK IT TO TOLD ME IT WAS A 1966
looks like the dial was over cleaned and someone removed some of the ink, noticed some sec. markers missing starting around 5 on the dial.
I think the missing markers is just the angle of the pic. The dial actually looks original to me and I hope someone corrects me if I'm wrong.
OP...do you have to wind the watch? I think some of the earlier Seamaster Devilles with 6xx series movements were manual wind. Hence the absence of "Automatic" on the dial.
These are nice watches...vintage Omega was one of my gateway vices into this hobby...take care of the watch and it will last you forever.
NO the watch is a auto and the marker's are not missing. it is 14k,?
Last edited by HUEY 9940; May 28th, 2012 at 14:30.
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Does it say 14k gold filled or 14k gf or just 14k gold on it?
If you are sure the watch is an automatic then either the word automatic on the dial was worn off during cleaning or someone used the dial from a hand wind seamaster deville to replace the original one or it was repaited or much much less likely a factory error. No mater what it was definitely worth more than a dollar.
Also when you are online, using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS is akin to yelling, please use a normal indoor voice :D
I'm sorry about the caps,I forget some times. under the strap it say's 14k.the dial must have been replaced,when i bought it the dial was in same state you see it now,before it was serviced.the crystal was scratched,and the watch maker i took it to said that it looked like it had never been serviced.
I'm 99% sure Its filled or plated or as Omega sometimes puts it "Coif D'Or" (for filled) Up until the 80s the majority of the gold models were either filled or plated gold.
US national production cases that are solid gold are generally marked "14K Gold", or similar. I have seen some Omegas marked only "14K" on the outside with the full wording on the inside. These watch cases were usually made in Switzerland specfically for export to the US.
With respect to the dial, there were manual-wind Seamaster DeVilles, which would not have the word "Automatic" on the dial.
Without further pictures of the inside of the case and movement, it's impossible to say anything for sure.
Hope this helps,
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