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    Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    I am trying to resell my Omega 300m watch and someone asked me if it was " The quartz model is a 2541.80 the automatic is 2531.80." I honestly have no idea. Is there a way to tell by looking at the watch?

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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Yes there is.
    Does it say Chronometer on the dial? You can post pics for us to validate but if it does (and is authentic) then it is an automatic. Otherwise watch the seond hand, if it "ticks" then it's quartz, if it moves smoothly its an auto.
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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Need pics and more information to make an educated conclusion :)

    Oh, and I am in the market for a Seamaster.....

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    Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Post a pic and we can tell you the exact ref number.

    Quartz = tic second hand
    Auto= Smooth second hand

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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    The quartz model has three lines of text. The auto has four lines.

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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Quote Originally Posted by wmlaw32 View Post
    I am trying to resell my Omega 300m watch and someone asked me if it was " The quartz model is a 2541.80 the automatic is 2531.80." I honestly have no idea. Is there a way to tell by looking at the watch?
    Yes: does the watch run on a battery? If so, it's quartz. Do you have to wind it up before it will start working? If so, it's automatic.
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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    There is a high degree of probability that if this is your watch you have been wearing, and you have to ask this question, that the watch is quartz.
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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Yeah, i'd find it very unlikely for someone to buy a super expensive watch and not know what movement it has unless it was a gift and you aren't much into watches in which case you are excused :)

    But really, the easiest way is to look at the second hand. If it glides, it's auto. If it ticks every second, then it's quartz. This is the first and easiest way to separate automatic from quartz. It also often says "Automatic" on automatic watches and "Quartz" on well, quartz ones. If it doesn't, look at its second hand.
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    Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    In addition to all of the other great points here, the most fundamental way to know If you have an automatic is that if you don't wear it for a few days it will stop and you will have to reset it and it would be painfully obvious.

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    Re: Rookie Omega Seamaster Watch Question. Is it an Automatic or a Quartz?

    Dude, it's pretty worrying if you are selling a watch that you own and don't know if it's automatic or quartz.
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