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Thread: Recent Purchase - Keep or Return??

  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    Serial numbers not matching between the watch & docs is still a bit of a mystery, but looks likely to be the AD mixing up the cards?
    most likely AD mixed warranty cards at a sale.

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    Excellent. Glad it's a keeper.

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    Best possible result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    Thanks to those who provided useful comments & opinions on the watch.

    Big thanks also to walkerwek1958 for taking a look at the watch so quickly for me.

    Serial numbers on the case / movement are confirmed as matching & all looks good with the watch + the seller has sent me 8% refund on the sale.

    Serial numbers not matching between the watch & docs is still a bit of a mystery, but looks likely to be the AD mixing up the cards?

    The Seamaster is a keeper & now going to have a service before I get it on my wrist.
    Great result, enjoy!


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    Great stuff - definitely a good price and if Paulís given it the thumbs up youíre in good shape.

    These are seriously good looking watches. Enjoy!

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    Serial numbers not matching is an irrelevance on a watch of such an age as it isn't in warranty. In any case once you had it serviced by Omega you would get up to date paperwork. I have no idea why we dont move to an electronic service history process like you get with cars and in any case once again if the watch is past the warranty period the presence of the card is an irrelevance to all but the most anally retentive.

    For what it is worth that looks to be a lovely piece and price is fair. Not great, not bad but fair. And walterwek gave you sound advice - focus on how it runs and the condition and that seems spot on and that's what matters most. Enjoy it - looks like a superb piece

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    Good to hear all is well.

    Just enjoy the watch now !

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    + it's a nice watch, enjoy it!

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    Looks a good one but why not see if the vendor will knock a bit off for the mismatched stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    Looks a good one but why not see if the vendor will knock a bit off for the mismatched stuff?
    He did!

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    Looks like a nice watch at a fair price.
    Glad youíre now sorted, a fair gesture from the seller.

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    The watch is a good 'un.....it's official

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    Nice one! Glad it all worked out - cracking watch. Even compared to modern watches these Seamasters take some beating - legible, tough, accurate, great lume and above all slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    After the exchange of a couple of PMs this watch will be coming my way for evaluation and sorting out. Iím 99.9% convinced itís a sound buy.

    Havenít had a cal 1120 SMP on the bench for around 12 months, then two 2254.50s turned up recently, and now this one.
    Update: -

    Here's my SMP 300 2255.80 now - received back from Paul this week after a service.
    The watch looks stunning (like brand new) & is running at +2 secs over the last 4 days!
    Paul really has done an excellent job on the watch & also helped me out with the 2254.50 black insert bezel that is now fitted to the watch - can't recommend his work / service highly enough, so big thanks to him.

    The watch turned out to be genuine & a very good buy - haven't even thought about the non-matching serial numbers since I got it on my wrist!






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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    After the exchange of a couple of PMs this watch will be coming my way for evaluation and sorting out. I’m 99.9% convinced it’s a sound buy.

    Haven’t had a cal 1120 SMP on the bench for around 12 months, then two 2254.50s turned up recently, and now this one.
    Have a Seamaster with the 1120 movement, lovely watch and slim case.


    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    Update: -

    Here's my SMP 300 2255.80 now - received back from Paul this week after a service.
    The watch looks stunning (like brand new) & is running at +2 secs over the last 4 days!
    Paul really has done an excellent job on the watch & also helped me out with the 2254.50 black insert bezel that is now fitted to the watch - can't recommend his work / service highly enough, so big thanks to him.

    The watch turned out to be genuine & a very good buy - haven't even thought about the non-matching serial numbers since I got it on my wrist!



    Nice one, sounds like you have made a good purchase, I'm sure you will enjoy wearing it, looks really nice.
    Last edited by oldoakknives; 30th November 2019 at 19:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    Update: -

    Here's my SMP 300 2255.80 now - received back from Paul this week after a service.
    The watch looks stunning (like brand new) & is running at +2 secs over the last 4 days!
    Paul really has done an excellent job on the watch & also helped me out with the 2254.50 black insert bezel that is now fitted to the watch - can't recommend his work / service highly enough, so big thanks to him.

    The watch turned out to be genuine & a very good buy - haven't even thought about the non-matching serial numbers since I got it on my wrist!
    Excellent. Very glad you kept it.

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    Pleased that it all worked out for you.
    And imo looks much better with the black bezel insert fitted. :)

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    Looks great with the new Black Bezel!

    Glad it all worked out in the end :)

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    The OP did a good dayís business buying this watch, although it was in need of service and a bit of cosmetic work itís a good example that hasnít been worn to death. The braceletís in excellent condition, very little wear in the pins, just needed a light refinish to sharpen it up.

    My initial thoughts on pairing the black 2254.50 bezel with the blue dial wereínt favourable, at first glance it didnít seem right, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it! Iíve had one of these bezels in my parts stash for a few years, itís in virtually new condition, so it was an ideal match-up. I put the watch on an old black strap to regulate it, it spend a good few hours on my wrist and I really warmed to it........despite my initial reservations!

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    What a great result. I think i prefer the black insert, ive never really like silver ones.

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    Trying it on Italian rubber today - looks equally good!

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    I recall seeing one of these with a blue Ďbondí bezel from a 2531.80, that worked very well too. Shame the bezels arenít freely available any longer, after - market inserts can be bought but the last one I tried was poor quality.

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    Glad it worked out for you :)

    I'm not sure personally regarding the bezel, think I still prefer the original but that last pic on the rubber it does look good together :)

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    A great watch at a great price with the added assurance of Paul checking it over. What's not to like?

    Enjoy.

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    Great looking watch. Love it how a fellow member on here checked it for you...it's what this forum is all about. Excellent buy and hope you have many years of wearing it👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Tough one, if you bought second hand from an individual and not a retailer they're not obliged to refund you.
    I realise that it's a moot point at this stage (and also that I'm rather late to the party), but regardless of whether the watch had been sold by an individual or a retailer, the buyer would have won a SNAD (Significantly Not As Described) case on eBay, on the grounds that the documentation provided did not match what was said in the listing. The seller would also have had to pay for return postage.

    OP - looks like you did the right thing, because you've ended up with a lovely watch.

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