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Hello all.

I finally snagged my first vintage Seamaster. It was a private sale through another watch forum. I hope I did okay. Here are some pictures for you:

Dial looks like it's original with patina:



Side shot:



Inside the caseback:




And the 353 movement:







While the calendar register doesn't seem to line up perfectly, I hate to have to mess with the movement....I put it on my watch timer and got this reading:






I've already got an ostrich strap on the way to replace the black it came with. Would you folks bother to have the calendar function looked at? How about a little polishing of the case? I'm open to your suggestions and opinions. Thanks!!!
 

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Nice pick-up, and a great entry into vintage Seamasters. Bumpers have a quirky charm to them that can be addicting. If you like a little bit of the weathered look that watch is fine. :thumbup1:
 

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I really like that Seamaster a lot. I bet a brown band would really let that patina dial pop. Just a thought, did you try moving the time backwards to center the date?
 

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I really like that Seamaster a lot. I bet a brown band would really let that patina dial pop. Just a thought, did you try moving the time backwards to center the date?

Yes, without any luck.

Thanks for the kind words and I agree about the right colored band--it can make a huge difference on how a watch looks!
 

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Great pick up! Waiting for my 353 to come back from service, I've had this watch for a year now and it's never been on my wrist...:crying:

 
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