My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

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    My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    I've always wanted a vintage Seamaster, and have always been leary of purchasing one, since I am paranoid I might get a watch that's not authentic. But I finally took the dive, and bought one on everyone's favorite auction site.I researched the seller's feedback, and everyone seemed to be happy with him. I am surprised its still in excellent condition, and according to the seller, it is a Seamaster from 1963. I am a little disappointed how small it is...I'm used to wearing much larger watches. But what do you think? Does it look ok to you guys? I don't know much about vintage pieces.




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    Re: My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    Wow, looks like you did well your first time out of the chute!

    That's a very nice addition to an already impressive collection.

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    Re: My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    I'm starting to drool.

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    Congrats, Vince!

    Congrats on your first vintage Omega, Vince! The dial has had some work done on it, at some point but, all in all, I think it'll make a nice wearer.

    I know what you mean about the size. Many from that period are in the 35mm range and, looking at your collection, I'm sure it seems a bit puny. If your interested in something a bit larger, check out Omega in the '70s!

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    Re: My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    Hey vegasvince.

    Love it!

    You've bought a very similar vintage to me. Mine's a 1964/65 Seamaster De Ville (non-date). Some pics attached. Like you, it's a smaller watch than I would normally wear but I've really taken to mine. And it's keep amazingly good time at the moment - it's gained about 2 seconds between 8th Jan and today. Must be some kind of fluke - I'll have to keep an eye on it!

    Anyway, I'm enjoying mine. I hope you get the same enjoyment from your new purchase.
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    Re: My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    Thanks for all your compliments, guys! I have been wearing it and now it felt extremely strange putting my SMPC back on! It felt like I had strapped a 10 pound weight to my wrist! Wearing a small vintage piece takes getting used to I think---but if this is torture, chain me to the wall!

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    Re: My first vintage purchase! How does it look?

    It is a great watch and a great timekeeper.
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