New member, looking to purchase a vintage Seamaster from the late '50's. I have perused the online pages of Darlor Vintage Wrist Watches, Quality Vintage Timepieces and Tim Mackrain. They all seem like reputable vendors and have a nice selection of watches that I like. I will only consider recently serviced watches in working order. For the going rate of $800-$1100, is there anything I should avoid? Any thing that I should require? Is it a mistake to purchase a watch with a refinished dial and new hands? Or should I stay with only original dials and hands?
Any advice is most welcome.