Hello im very new to “watch scene” and really like the look of vintage watches. I would like to get an Omega seamaster Deville, but during my search stumbled across this watch and wondered if it was genuine. I tried to search for it on a vintage watch resources guide but couldnt find it, any help and feed back would be very much appreciated. also how much would be a crazy amount to pay for this?
It looks ok to me, it was made in 1950, so it probably has a re-dial and a new crystal.
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Send the serial number on the movement, number inside the caseback and a description to Longines they’ll check it for you, takes a few days but it’s free. Welcome to the forum. No idea on the value, look up similar watches on ebay.
Wow thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed response! Im enjoying learning more and more about watches it quite addictive! Im yet to buy my first vintage watch, but i like the look of longines and also the seamaster Deville. So is it reasonable to expect that a lot of the types of watches that mentioned would have a redial? does this depreciate the value in general?
Crystals are made of plexiglass, they scratch and they break sometimes, so a new crystal is not a bad thing at all.
The dial is preferred if original, among collectors a repainted dial is definitely not good, because the price of the watch goes down, it represents a value loss.
So, if you buy a vintage watch to keep it you could be ok with that, if you buy it and plan to resell it in the future then you should definitely go for an original dial.