I paid a reasonable amount, but then again it may seem a lot for a watch like this?I'd say you got something rather nice unless you paid an awful lot for it, but I would get it serviced pretty swiftly as it will have been standing for rather a long time. It's a lovely solid watch of a decent size.
I believe it was serviced very recently. Ok, thank you for your input, i'll have to be careful then!b-)No. ITs overkill IMO.
I wouldnt suggest diving or swimming with any watch of this original WR rating. However-if you get it fully cleaned and serviced and the gaskets changed(which should be part of the service anyway) theres no reason why you couldnt enjoy the watch w/o worrying about getting it wet, rain, hand washing and so on. It should be able to hold up to regular usage which includes exposure to some water. But I dont think I'd take it swimming unless you really like living on the edge. I'm not saying it would fail-I just think at this age and this vintage-splashing and rain are enough h2o for this extremely handsome SM.
If it was an actual divers watch I would give a different opinion however