I was hoping someone could give me their opinion on this vintage Omega Seamaster. I have pictures attached. I want to make sure it is not a frankenwatch. I’m new to watches and this is my first vintage and first luxury watch.
Price is $995.00
Below is the full description from the seller:
“Fully serviced April 2019, automatic cal 501 movement, patinaed gilt dial, hand polished stainless steel case, smooth case back, NOS genuine Omega acrylic crystal, gently worn leather strap, alloy mainspring, signed crown.
34.0mm Bezel (excluding the crown)
18mm Lug to Lug
41.7mm Tip to Tip
Case - Hand polished stainless steel case. Stainless steel snap on case back. Some fine scratching on the bezel and on the case back. Reference number 2846 8 SC 2848 engraved inside case back.
Crystal - Genuine NOS Omega acrylic crystal installed during service April 2019.
Hands - Appear to be original with patina developing. Red center sweep second hand.
Dial - Good gilt two tone cross hair dial with honest patina. Applied Omega logo and hour markers. Painted Seamaster and automatic branding, and minute track in excellent condition.
Band - Gently worn brown genuine leather strap with silver buckle.
Movement - Original Omega automatic caliber 501, 20 jewels, hand winds. Serial number 16035549 indicates the movement was made in 1958. Fully serviced April 2019. Runs strong and is currently performing at +/- 22 seconds per day.”
Do you think the price is fair?
Is this a good movement from Omega?
Does the dial, hands, crown etc. look original?
Does the dial look restored or repainted?
Should I be discouraged because it was polished?
Should I be discouraged because the crystal was replaced?
Any specific questions I should ask the seller?
Any advice is appreciated!