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Dating Vintage Watches


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51 minutes ago, junefire said:

Hello everyone, I hope it's okay to post and ask for a dating on a watch. Because I know absolutely nothing about watches.

So I inherited this Omega Automatic Seamaster Big Seahorse from my grandad when he passed away. At least I think it's the Big Seahorse but I'm not sure.

I would like to open it to find out the date myself but I'm afraid I'll damage it.

I post a link to Imgur with pictures and a short video on how it looks like.

I would like to find out as much as possible about it. For example if it's solid gold, the date, the exact name and so on.

Can someone help me with this? I understand if it's not possible without opening it, so if that's what it takes, maybe someone can guide me in the correct way for that. I really don't want to damage the watch in any way.

Here's the pictures and a short video clip: http://imgur.com/gallery/rS4gCxY

Take care everyone!

Sincerely,

Christian

it is just called an Omega Seamaster.  Looks to be late fifties to early 60's, and with a stainless steel back it will not be solid gold.  It could be gold capped, but the back of the lugs will be able to show that - if they are steel with a gold edge it is gold capped, if they are gold too it will be gold plated.

Don't take the back off unless you are experienced, as you are likely to damage a nice watch.  The movement will have a serial number and that can give you the date the watch was made, and the inside of the case back should have a model number in

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Bought another Kered watch from Ebay.  The perils of being called Derek I suppose...

This one is useful for dating as it's almost the exact same watch as is featured in a 1962 advert that's for sale.  The only difference seems to be the word ANTIMAGNETIC on the top of the subsidiary seconds dial.  I'm assuming that this means it's a bit later than the one in the advert?  It would be useful to know just how long this model was made for of course.

Sadly, it only runs for a few seconds.   

Kered-and-Kered-advert-Dec-2020.jpg

 

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On 07/01/2010 at 06:38, Agent orange said:

Rolex

 

Rolexs are dated by a serial number which is found between the lugs, at the bottom of the case (6 o-clock). The serial number denotes the actual manufacture date. Date of market introduction may vary, expect to add 6 to 18 months.

 

Here's a list of their oyster model serial numbers and corresponding years.

 

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/GaryLittle/Bits%20and%20pieces/Rolexproductioncalendar.png

 

Please don't get all technical on me as I know diddly squat about Rolex :blink:

 

Cheers,

 

Gary

very interesting! thanks for sharing

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Hi everyone. I have a Roamer watch and I don't know is it genuine or fake. I also don't know enything about the production date. I would like to ask you for help to verify it. I post links to some pictures of my watch.

https://ibb.co/yWLrNVh
https://ibb.co/RSxRC8G
https://ibb.co/s5R58JD
https://ibb.co/ysVRDpQ
https://ibb.co/q1ThKKS

Thanks for your help.
Best regards
macrys 

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18 minutes ago, macrys said:

Hi everyone. I have a Roamer watch and I don't know is it genuine or fake. I also don't know enything about the production date. I would like to ask you for help to verify it. I post links to some pictures of my watch.

https://ibb.co/yWLrNVh
https://ibb.co/RSxRC8G
https://ibb.co/s5R58JD
https://ibb.co/ysVRDpQ
https://ibb.co/q1ThKKS

Thanks for your help.
Best regards
macrys 

Looks genuine to me.  The site to research that on is this one 

 

http://roamer-watches.info/

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2 hours ago, scottswatches said:

Looks genuine to me.  The site to research that on is this one 

 

http://roamer-watches.info/

Hi,
many thanks to you for your help. I've found my watch at this site and I think that it can be one of this models:

http://roamer-watches.info/features/MST352/1/gallery.shtml#_self

http://roamer-watches.info/features/MST264/1/gallery.shtml#_self

Best regards,
macrys

 

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Hi.  I have a working Baldwin jeweler San Francisco pocket watch. In the 1800s they pressed gold coins.  However cannot find any info on the watch. I do not know how to open to see movement. Any info would be appreciative s. Thank u. 

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18 hours ago, MissyMJ said:

Hi.  I have a working Baldwin jeweler San Francisco pocket watch. In the 1800s they pressed gold coins.  However cannot find any info on the watch. I do not know how to open to see movement. Any info would be appreciative s. Thank u. 

You already asked this. Without at least a picture of the face, there's really nothing anyone can do to help you.

https://thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/topic/149591-baldwin-jeweler-company-san-francisco-pocket-watch/&tab=comments#comment-1571438

Please just post photos in that thread of the parts of the watch you can see - back, front, sides - then someone should be able to tell you how to get into it.

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