Polished pre-owned pieces?

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Hi guys. Some advice needed please.

I really am needing to scratch a GMT itch that I have.
I have always loved the Omega Seamaster 50th Anniversary GMT model which is of course discontinued now.
I've been on the look out for a good condition, pre-owned watch and have been scouring the internet (eBay, Chrono24 etc...) and I keep seeing these watches being sold from Japan but that have been 'Polished'! I've always bought new up until now so am a bit warey... Should I steer clear of polished pieces or are they ok? I've heard that polishing can really change the weight/look of the watch.
Any advise is really appreciated!
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Lately, Ive been getting into Buffing....

Its a really fascinating part of renovations, but only really suitable for watch-cases that were already a high gloss/mirror finish. Its quite incredible how buffing can transform--what looked fit for the bin into something that at least looks respectable, and with patience a really nice--getting on for perfect--finish can be obtained.

Ive an Omega Speedsonic that has a two-finish case, high-mirror edging and brushed sides/bezel. The case, while presentable is far from perfect, but I would certainly not buff the whole thing, it would look just plain wrong if it was all high mirror finish....
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