Just posted this in the Omega forums but I wanted to share the excitement here as well. I read the threads about garage sale/pawn shop finds, wondering why it never happened to me.
While on a early morning random browsing of a local classified ads website's watch section, I stumbled upon a curious and rather rare sight. It was a vintage omega seasmaster chronograph, but I had ever seen anything like it before. The case was clearly from the 70s, ala Speedmaster MarkII, and the seller designated it circa 1971.
A few texts later I met up with who I discovered was a fellow WIS, although he doesn't frequent this forum. A quick examination of the watch and nice conversation later I drove off with this beauty:
From google I gathered it had a cal 1040 automatic chronograph movement, aka the lemania 1341. Chronomaddox designated it a MarkIII(b) variant. If anyone has any additional info on the watch it'll be much appreciated.
It is running perfectly atm, chrono functions all work properly except the chrono second hand that resets to about 0.5 before midnight. When I get back home tonight I will take better pictures and a side by side with my Speedy Pro.
All in all not a bad pickup for 1100CAD. Met a fellow WIS in the wild and made a new friend.
I am currently shopping for an OEM 1162/1172 bracelet and a OEM (Maybe Wjean) Mesh. Just bought a Hirsch Blue Professional strap with blue stitchings as well.