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I would like to see if anyone could help identify this watch for me and also tell me if it is real or a fake. This is a watch that has been passed down and i don't know much about watches. I have looked on google a bit and haven't seen one that looks the same as this. I am guessing its from the 50's but that is just a guess after talking to a couple people. i haven't had the back off yet, hopefully tomorrow i can make it to the omega dealer in town.

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Please turn off the flash, move to better natural light (indirect sunlight is best) and get a good, clear shot of the dial. I suspect it's an authentic 50's Seamaster, but who can be sure with the glare in the only shot of the dial? We need to clearly see the whole dial in detail, especially the fonts.

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I'm not sure how to post larger pictures to the site. This picture got resized by tapatalk. Maybe I can load it through the laptop next to see if that helps. Sorry for the inexperience.
 

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You have what's known as a "bumper" automatic. Click this link for more info: [video]http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/general-discussion-forum/16629.htm[/video]. Some of us are loyalists to that outdated technology. :wink: Don't wind or try to use it if it doesn't run! You'll ruin other parts inside of it. Your watch is probably in desperate need of a cleaning & oiling, which we call servicing. It's a nice watch and a great heirloom that deserves good treatment.

It's an early to mid 50's watch, most likely with a caliber 351 inside.
 

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I brought it in today. I was told that its a 1954 or 55 model 14xxxxx serial number with a caliber 354. The watch guy at the omega dealer is going to clean it up and try to get it going again. He said he has one that is a year or two older and quoted me what I think is a reasonable price to get it working. He also said that he would replace the case gasket and the crystal on it. It was very exciting to learn what he had to say and look at the craftsmanship it took to make this timepiece.

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Good deal. Don't refinish the dial though - collector's LOVE that aged look of black dialed Omega's from that era. Owned a few myself over the years, this being the nicest.











This one is Kyle L's watch, but we did a temporary swap so I could check it out and shoot the dial.

 

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Those look very nice. I asked him to leave the dial as is and also the hands. He thought he had new ones but I am partial to a good patina. This will be a very long month wait for me.

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:biggrin: To paraphrase what ulackfocus told me once: Do you want a rush job that possibly misses something, or do you want him (the watchmaker) to take his time and have the job done right? :lol:
 
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