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Is this an authentic omega seamaster?

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Any chance of a movement photo? 

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Any chance of a movement photo? 

No unfortunately. The seller says they don’t have the tools to take the back off. Is there a way to tell if it’s authentic without a picture of the movement?


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Whilst I’m not an expert on these old Seamasters, there is nothing that screams rep to me. However, buy the seller not the watch. For example if it’s on eBay, check their feedback and if they have any negative feedback regarding reps or fakes then run a mile. Along with their returns policy - can you buy, inspect and return if it’s a rep? 

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They have 100% positive feedback. As far as the return policy goes eBay let’s you return an item no matter what the seller says if it’s not as described. When it arrives I think I’m going to take it to an omega dealer near me to make sure it’s authentic.


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I’ve been trading gen vintage omega for over 10 years. I believed this is Geneva and I’m of opinion that the dial was remake. Depending on price , it’s still a good value investment. But don’t take my words for it. Do your research on seller etc and at the end it’s your judgement call.


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They have 100% positive feedback. As far as the return policy goes eBay let’s you return an item no matter what the seller says if it’s not as described. When it arrives I think I’m going to take it to an omega dealer near me to make sure it’s authentic.


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Invest in a case opener, not expensive. Look for the movement serial and match with the years


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I’ve been trading gen vintage omega for over 10 years. I believed this is Geneva and I’m of opinion that the dial was remake. Depending on price , it’s still a good value investment. But don’t take my words for it. Do your research on seller etc and at the end it’s your judgement call.


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Invest in a case opener, not expensive. Look for the movement serial and match with the years


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I paid a little over $500 hopefully that’s not too much if the dial has been replaced. I appreciate all the info!


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59 minutes ago, mkennesonj said:

Got the watch yesterday, here’s some pictures of the movement! Any idea how to tell how old it is? 

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1968, the case number refers to a Genève.

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Is it possible that the case back doesn’t belong to the case?

17 minutes ago, Champagnesky said:

1968, the case number refers to a Genève.

 

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53 minutes ago, mkennesonj said:

Is it possible that the case back doesn’t belong to the case?

 

Possible, yes, likely, less so.

 

The style looks late 60’s so @Champagnesky is probably correct. 

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Is it possible that the case back doesn’t belong to the case?
 
Could you test if has a quickset date ?
565 caliber HAS 24 jewels and SHOULD HAVE quickset date ... Late 60ies.
Serial number 27.xxx.xxx says 1968.
6 digits (3.3) caseback ... ???

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1 hour ago, manodeoro said:

Could you test if has a quickset date ?
565 caliber HAS 24 jewels and SHOULD HAVE quickset date ... Late 60ies.
Serial number 27.xxx.xxx says 1968.
6 digits (3.3) caseback ... ???

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It appears that it is. I appreciate all the help!

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It appears that it is. I appreciate all the help!
Seems everything is OK with that watch ... everything confirms Omega Geneve ... and the dial could be original IMO.
Problem is that you probably paid it a little on the high range ... some "sisterwatches" sold for US$ 350/400 in France (plus shipping) and higher estimate I've seen was US$485 with a mint dial.

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The seller refunded me half of the purchase price bringing it to about $250 shipped which is a steal in my opinion. Why wouldn’t the dial say Genève? I’m confused.

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The seller refunded me half of the purchase price bringing it to about $250 shipped which is a steal in my opinion. Why wouldn’t the dial say Genève? I’m confused.
My bad ... I forgot about the "seamaster".
Now dial original or not $250 is really good.
And you can see many legit (or so called by expert) seamasters with the same case.
So you can just service it and enjoy, or source a mint seamasters or Geneve dial.
In any case you'll be a lucky guy.

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