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    Default FS: Omega Seamaster f300 from 1973

    I'm selling this on behalf of a forum shy mate who bought it off me.

    Seamaster Chronometer f300. Model ref: 198.004/398.0821

    This is a beautiful, unmolested, unrestored example in fantastic condition, as hopefully the pics will demonstrate.

    Dimensions
    Width sans crown 39mm
    With crown 41mm
    Lug to lug 44mm
    Depth 10mm

    Movement
    Omega 1250 (ETA-ESA 9162)
    electronically controlled tuning fork
    sweep second
    date: quickset
    electrical hack feature
    12 jewels
    f = 300Hz

    If you have never owned a tuning fork movement before you're in for a real treat. The way the second hand glides around the dial is mesmerising, making mechanical movements, no matter how refined, look positively agricultural. They are also extremely accurate.

    Condition
    Nothing short of wonderful, especially given this is a 36 year old watch. It's never been refinished yet all the case graining is clearly visible. All the edges and shoulders are still very sharp. Being highly critical and for the sake of transparancy, there's four minute (and I mean really minute, my camera couldn't pic them up) dinks on the bezel edge between 7 and 10. The clasp has a few very light desk diver marks that would brushed out.

    The bracelet integrated (1153/138) is currently adjusted to fit my 7" wrist with 2 holes left on the clasp. However I found a spare link whilst rummaging around in my parts draw this afternoon, so it should be good for up to 7 3/4". Bracelet extenders are readily available for around a tenner for those big wristers out there.

    I had a new crystal fitted before I sold this and it's still perfect. The battery was also replaced at the same time but I'll either supply the watch with spare Renata replacement or fit it if you'd prefer. Batteries are usually good for up to 18 months in my experience and are readily available.

    Enough waffle here's a few pics, the studio ones were taken before I sold the watch but it's in exactly the same condition. The wrist shots were taken this afternoon.








    The price
    Given its condition I'd like 265 inc RMSD for this one please, a small amount to pay for such a lovely watch imho. Cheque, bank transfer, Paypal (+4% unless sent as a gift) or cold hard cash are all fine by me. Oh and if no-ones interested I might buy it back myself but the missus is hovering so you didn't hear me say that OK .

    If I've left anything out or you want to know more just yell. Thanks for reading .

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Now OHPF, thanks to the buyer and of course Al for the facility.

    Cheers,

    Gary

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