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post #1336 of 3880
Wondering if anyone here could ID this older Seiko for me? Didn't really plan on buying a watch for a while until I could get a decent first one, but saw this out for cheap because it needed to be repaired and picked it up for like $15.

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post #1338 of 3880
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This must be the most horrible monogram ever made.

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Just got this one for 205$ on ebay.

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post #1339 of 3880
Nice deal on that omega
post #1340 of 3880
nice seamaster, looks great, hope it's legit.
post #1341 of 3880
Omega has a database of their vintage watches. You should be able to look it up there using the number on the back.

http://www.omegawatches.com/spirit/history/vintage-omegas

Here's my vintage Omega (but mine has a silver face). Another SF member thrifted it and I got it cleaned up and serviced.
post #1342 of 3880
yeah, i'm aware of the Omega database. It's very handy.

Problem with fleaBay Omegas is many won't show you the case back inside or the movement where you can see the number. It's been a while since I was shopping for vintage Omegas (I learned all this the hard way, btw) but when I was, which was pre-crash I should say, $205 would not buy you a legit Seamaster. Heck, it probably wouldn't have even bought a Frankenwatch.

All that aside, I think sometimes over-focusing on the "legitimateness" of a watch is wasted energy. For $200, that's a handsome timepiece, and frankenwatch or not, it's a heckuva lot nicer and has a lot more character than a $200 quartz Fossil.
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Omega has a database of their vintage watches. You should be able to look it up there using the number on the back.
http://www.omegawatches.com/spirit/history/vintage-omegas
Here's my vintage Omega (but mine has a silver face). Another SF member thrifted it and I got it cleaned up and serviced.

Do you know if there is anything similar for Seikos? I'm trying to ID the one above and am having a bit of difficulty.
post #1344 of 3880
I love that Omega, but it's very difficult to tell if it's real. Did you bring it to a reliable jeweler?
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

yeah, i'm aware of the Omega database. It's very handy.
Problem with fleaBay Omegas is many won't show you the case back inside or the movement where you can see the number. It's been a while since I was shopping for vintage Omegas (I learned all this the hard way, btw) but when I was, which was pre-crash I should say, $205 would not buy you a legit Seamaster. Heck, it probably wouldn't have even bought a Frankenwatch.
All that aside, I think sometimes over-focusing on the "legitimateness" of a watch is wasted energy. For $200, that's a handsome timepiece, and frankenwatch or not, it's a heckuva lot nicer and has a lot more character than a $200 quartz Fossil.

It' all legit. I had it checked out. It's all original as well. Tiny omega logo in the crystal. .591 caliber movement and a 14704 case. It's a '59 seamster. The only thing not original on it is the band. It didn't come with one.
 

 

post #1346 of 3880
My Parnis resurfaced the other day and has been seeing a lot of daylight with my navy.

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Does Parnis make watches with a diameter less than 36MM?
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Does Parnis make watches with a diameter less than 36MM?

Absolutely not. You'd be lucky to find a Parnis under 41mm
post #1349 of 3880
Whut he sed. They are all, as far as I can tell, 42 or 43mm. This may be the same size, just due to different measurers.

Too bad; they are gorgeous cheap watches, and many of them have Sea-Gull movements.
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I LOVE this watch

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