You have made a great point. Do post up your fixed up piece once its done!As long as it's well done I have no problem with it and without redials through the years Omega watches would be so expensive not many could afford one today.
I'm going to have a 1949 Omega dial fixed up next month as it will make it wearable again and make someone very happy.
That I will and I might just break even on it but I'm not sure if I should service it myself or just sell it as an un serviced watch and have the new owner take care of that part taking it to a proffesional.You have made a great point. Do post up your fixed up piece once its done!
Good point, these are not dauphin. What would these be 'Sword'? 'Dagger'?The hands just don't look right to me , I've got lots of 50's seamasters with Dauphin hands and none look like that, having said that I like the look of the watch and for the price it's at at the moment I'd probably have a punt. You'd have a wearable 50's Seamaster and that's always a good thing.
Glad you got it all before me.IMO, the watch is original. The crown might be a factory replacement, but US market Seamasters from the early 1950's frequently had these "bowler" type crowns.
There were several dial contractors for Omega back then and each one used several different styles for the "Seamaster" logo. The dipping "r" is considered one of the correct fonts. Similar to the 1956 Seamaster XVI:
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Hands are called "Alpha" style and were also used by Omega.
Now, is it worth the price? That I cannot answer.