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Thanks, GatorCPA. It's great to see another person's perspective that I relate to. So in essence as I understand it, since Omega dials did vary widely over time and there are not very good records to account for them, then a refinished dial professionally done should not detract from the value. Unless, as you mentioned, it is done in a style that does not look originally Omega... in which case there will be a smaller set of buyers interested.
It's great to learn about all of this. I never thought I'd be fascinated enough by vintage watches to buy them--the increased maintenance and fragility over modern watches always caused me to hesitate. But now that I own a really nice Seamaster De Ville with linen silver dial in very nice shape, I'm hooked. I just love this classic look! And Omega movements are really quite impressive. I have to say now that I'll be adding a few more to my collection in the near future.
Thanks again, Derek and GatorCPA!