1960's Omega Seamaster

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  1. realfire

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    Hello all.

    Recently picked up another omega seamaster and was wondering if anyone had some more info on the calibre 710 movement, not alot of info out there on this particular one. As you can see, the serial number dates this to around 1964 but thought Omega was using 500 series for this watch, wondering if this was a replacement movement or original? Anyways, keeping awesome time, other than the inscription on the back, keeps great time. Also, would anyone reccomend buffing that inscription out or just leave it be?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/replies,

    Michael

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  2. John Cote

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    I love inscriptions.
     
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  3. roughbarked

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  4. MrRoundel

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    Without a doubt, I believe you should leave the inscription. Once they're there, they're there to stay, IMO. I have seen karat gold watches that have them buffed out but I think you'd lose appreciable thickness. And I wouldn't want to jeopardize the Seamaster trademark on the back. I've seen some very bad work in ridding watch-backs of inscriptions.

    I can't speak to the caliber's originality to the case, but I can say it's a very nice looking watch. Congratulations on acquiring it. Cheers.
     
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    710: 17 jewels
    711: 24 jewels
    712: 24 jewels, chronometer
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    717: Date, dual time

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  6. realfire

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    Thank you all for your input-advice. I'm just gonna leave the inscription alone, who's going to see it anyways when it's on my wrist? As far as the movement goes, you just dont hear alot about the cal 710 for some reason..

    Michael
     

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