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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I have a hard time thinking of buying a used Omega (but I am not a huge collector of Omegas either). I buy several other brands that vary in age from 50-100 years and many times they have been 'restored' polished/brushed. Its inevitable in order to bring some clean look back to them(remove imperfections etc). But most of mine are $1500 or less so its not a big deal for me. I am probably too OCD to but a used Omega from japan. Its just not on my radar as to a watch I would wish to pursue. Its a tough call either way. If you want a particular watch, you go where they are being sold, but just use caution. I have looked at a few Omegas Stateside that I fancy and always look for the more 'minty' ones that show more original look,documentation etc. But they are usually more expensive. I would have a hard time shelling out $3000-$6000 for a watch overseas unless I had good references and contacts that could steer me to a good deal. I have never reached that point on Omegas. Good Luck!!!:thumbup1:
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