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Vintage Omega Seamaster Boot sale Buy-Help Needed Please: California dial

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Evening All,

 

Not posted for some time,

 

I’ve just bought this Omega Vintage Seamaster from a Boot Sale this morning. I’m intrigued by it as it’s a California dial, font looks good, lume still active, patina on dial, case etc all look genuine. The winding stem, crown not original I don’t think and not sure about case back.

ANY HELP GRATEFULLY received as never seen this dial before.

Checked movement and it’s an original 613 dated 28 million so 1969 vintage.

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Can you post the  6 or 7 digit case number stamped inside the caseback. It is just visible in the last photo but a bit blurred. Case and caseback look correct for a Geneve model circa 1970, the dial less so but the model number may answer some questions. 

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Can you post the  6 or 7 digit case number stamped inside the caseback. It is just visible in the last photo but a bit blurred. Case and caseback look correct for a Geneve model circa 1970, the dial less so but the model number may answer some questions. 

1260104 is the number within the caseback

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Ok well if that is accurate then you have a problem with originality since 126 is Omega code for Gents, manual winding small second, water resistant calendar. Your watch fails on parts 2 and 3 of that description meaning that the caseback doesn't go with that movement and dial. I have grave doubts over it altogether I am afraid. There is no obvious water seal in the back yet it is badged as Seamaster, it has no calendar window and looks more like a Geneve to me. I have never seen that dial before and the Omega script looks too early for a 70s watch. Also that possibly looks like a chronometer grade 613 to me, and yet it isn't mentioned on the dial.

Here is an explanation of case numbers:

http://www.old-omegas.com/omrefcod.html

I think it is a franken I am afraid. It is a nice looking dial but I don't think it belongs with that movement and case.

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Thanks Padders, I wasn’t sure hence my investigation. Thanks for info. I thought case back May be wrong but case and movement seem right.
So it’s a 613 Chronometer movement, rubber o ring is in watch, (I took out for photos ), but it’s a Franken dial and caseback we think yes?

I do like it though and it’s keeping amazing time

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I think in effect you have a genuine movement and possibly (but not definitely) mid case and the rest is junk. I was a little misled by the excenter regulator and adjustments statement, the 613 isn't actually chronometer rated, thats the 602 but it is still decent. Oh and the 613 has a date function by the way so there may be a date wheel hidden.

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I think the evidence is that it is made up from the parts bin.  Not a total lost though if the movement is running nicely. Hopefully you didn't overpay 

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I think the evidence is that it is made up from the parts bin.  Not a total lost though if the movement is running nicely. Hopefully you didn't overpay 

£150 which I’m still happy with as it is an Omega still, just a mix not original model. Full of interest though and looks cool
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