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: I'm bidding on this beauty,
: any advice would be greatly appreciated...
: thank you
I doubt it's a counterfeit, but (i) a search on the Omega vintage site's database doesn't turn up anything with reference no. 166.028 (which is my best reading of the inside caseback), although there are certainly a lot of legitimate Omega watches that aren't listed there (ii) most Seamasters I have seen have the "Dauphine" (triangular) hands, and this one has the "stick" hands, so I would suspect that the hands have been replaced at some point, and (iii) I've never seen a dial like that so I would suspect that it was refinished (although I do like it). Maybe others who have seen more Seamasters than I have can comment on the hands and dial.
All in all, though, if you got it for $250 I would say you got a good deal.