VINTAGE OMEGA SEAMASTER CAL.565 REF.166.010

Hi everyone, 

I'm new to the vintage watch scene and I was wondering if you could help me determine whether this seamaster is legit before I go ahead and purchase it. Buying it off Ebay so I'd love some feedback. I think the Crown is not original but a part from that I think the rest of it is orginal.

Let me know what you guys think, I'd love some feedback and any help I can get.

Cheers
PS. The Swiss Made writing seems weird as the M seems to be squashed or covered, is that anything to worry about?

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There are several red flags apparent from those photos; I'd definitely stay away.

And before asking for elaboration, please note that many forums frown on providing a detailed analysis to members that have just joined and are asking about a potential fake. It's sadly the case that many scammers will join forums, and ask for feedback just so that they can know how to improve their fakes. (Or at least how to manipulate their photographs.) I'm not saying that's what's happening here, but this is from a brand new user with a single post, no details in the profile, no followers, etc.

If @Duffl13 is legit, please accept my apologies for any insinuation. I honestly don't know one way or the other. But I'd recommend passing on this purchase, hang out here a bit longer (and on omegaforums.net if that's your interest). There will be other watches for sale that will be legit.

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sathomas

There are several red flags apparent from those photos; I'd definitely stay away.

And before asking for elaboration, please note that many forums frown on providing a detailed analysis to members that have just joined and are asking about a potential fake. It's sadly the case that many scammers will join forums, and ask for feedback just so that they can know how to improve their fakes. (Or at least how to manipulate their photographs.) I'm not saying that's what's happening here, but this is from a brand new user with a single post, no details in the profile, no followers, etc.

If @Duffl13 is legit, please accept my apologies for any insinuation. I honestly don't know one way or the other. But I'd recommend passing on this purchase, hang out here a bit longer (and on omegaforums.net if that's your interest). There will be other watches for sale that will be legit.

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sathomas

There are several red flags apparent from those photos; I'd definitely stay away.

And before asking for elaboration, please note that many forums frown on providing a detailed analysis to members that have just joined and are asking about a potential fake. It's sadly the case that many scammers will join forums, and ask for feedback just so that they can know how to improve their fakes. (Or at least how to manipulate their photographs.) I'm not saying that's what's happening here, but this is from a brand new user with a single post, no details in the profile, no followers, etc.

If @Duffl13 is legit, please accept my apologies for any insinuation. I honestly don't know one way or the other. But I'd recommend passing on this purchase, hang out here a bit longer (and on omegaforums.net if that's your interest). There will be other watches for sale that will be legit.

Thanks for that, I'll keep away from it then. Just trying to get my hands on one of them and make my first vintage watch buying experience a pleasant one rather than getting scammed. Thanks for the advice though. I really appreciate it.

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Duffl13

Thanks for that, I'll keep away from it then. Just trying to get my hands on one of them and make my first vintage watch buying experience a pleasant one rather than getting scammed. Thanks for the advice though. I really appreciate it.

If you're focussing on Omega, omegaforums.net is a very helpful resource. And watchuseek.com has an entire sub-forum devoted to analyzing potential Omega fakes.

But as a simple, single rule, I'd note that although Omega sometimes has questionable taste (at least in my opinion), the quality of their workmanship is rarely less than exceptional. Mismatched colors, misaligned elements, text that lacks precision, etc. are all warning signs.