Help with Omega found in local estate jewelry

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    Help with Omega found in local estate jewelry

    Hi all,

    Found an omega that looks like it is in beautiful shape in my local jewelry store's estate section.

    Was hoping to get some help ID'ing maybe what this is and also anything general to know about it. I picked it up and the movement seemed to fire right up and sounded fine.

    Looks like something that was very rarely worn or truly babied.

    Price for it was $700- not looking to get any value but an idea if I'm being ripped off would be much appreciated. 🙂
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    Disclaimer, I'm not an expert. But it appears to be an old seamaster w a generic cheap leather band. It appears to be in good shape but I know these don't fetch for much $$. $700 sounds about right.
    Also, I've never seen a cyclops crystal fitted on an Omega. Not sure if that's a mod the owner had out on.
    If possible, I'd have a watchmaker take a look at her.

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    Re: Help with Omega found in local estate jewelry

    Cool. I agree the band isn't original - have some nicer leather bands that can be put on it, too.

    The store is reliable and trustworthy, so I may buy it and if a watchmaker finds something fishy/off/inauthentic it's an easy return. The movement sounded and looked smooth and good and the dial looks to be in nice shape.

    It looks very close to the 1970 Seamaster, excepting the bottom of the dial - this one says "T Swiss Made T" whereas most sample pictures are without the T...but agree that I don't think I've seen a cyclops crystal on an Omega before.

    Thanks for your thoughts :D

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    Re: Help with Omega found in local estate jewelry

    the dial has definitely been redone
    the cyclops is legit, had a few Omegas from that era with them
    the T's you see are due to the tritium in the hands and at the ends of the indices
    the watch is legit looking and should have an adjusted movement according to the "certified" on the dial
    but the redial would be a deal breaker for me
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    Re: Help with Omega found in local estate jewelry

    Hello Andrew M. I think you would get more responses if you had more pictures to share. People would want to see the movement and the inscriptions on the inside of the caseback. Personally, from the first picture (front view of the dial), I am concerned by the specular highlights along the top and bottom of the crystal and the bottom of the bezel, which look like bright dots and dashes. What caused these highlights? I would want to see a sideways view to figure that out. Other than that, the watch bears a resemblance to a Seamaster 168.022 chronometer. Again, we would need to see the movement and the inside of the caseback to confirm the ID. T Swiss T is correct because there is lume on the tips of the indices and also on the minute/hour hands. The "sparkle" dial might also be appropriate, depending on whether or not you can confirm it is an 022. Most Seamasters were not available with that dial finish, but I believe that the 022 was.

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    Thanks, all, for the help. The store I got it from wasn't able to open it for looking at the movement/number for me, which isn't something I take as suspicious knowing this place - they just don't touch watches themselves. I am going to bring it to the local Omega AD, so I can figure out what cal it is and hopefully get some photos of the inside to share with you all here, too.

    For the highlights on the crystal, I truly think it's just the jewelry store lighting and all the reflection, but it's something I will take a look at.

    Thank you all very much for your replies. Hope to have more info to share soon.

    Andrew M

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