"Children are to be seen an not heard"
For all practical purposes I am new to this watch thing. In the past I have purchased off EBay and got burned in spite of the arrogant belief that I had a good eye for details and could spot a fake. I have been reading many post here over the past few days and looked at many watch pictures. Seems like most of them are of Omega Seamasters.
What I have concluded is that I cant understand why a person who is not an expert would subject themselves to buying a vintage watch. It appears most out there are fake in some way or another. Even the experts here have trouble spotting everything wrong with a watch. All the differences makes me wonder if they really are all fake or just differences in production. As I stated I am no expert. And in the Seamasters case all this for a watch that I am sure is a great watch but IMHO ugly and has an outdated, not classic look (personal preference).
Some of the experts here are not kind in their replies and it is obvious they hang around the forum looking for a chance to input their vast knowledge. I have found myself questioning their motives.
Lastly, I realize I have left myself open for much criticism as children are to be seen and not heard. I am just making initial observation from someone wanting to get into watches