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Beat up Seamaster Bond


Hello everyone, i'm a proud (some say obsessed) 18 year old owner of an Omega Seamaster Professional, bond model. I would first like to say I love this watch, and i would take it over a Rolex submariner almost any day. I bought it used from a very decent dealer, Ed Lobel (maybe Loble) some 6 months ago over the Watchnet. He was very fair, honest, and an all around good man to do bussiness with, at least to my expeirence.

My Bond Seamaster has served me well, but it's taken it's share of nicks and scratches, I didn't by one of the most reliable watches on the market to baby it after all. But, it's lost it's luster, at least in my eye, though most people often assume it's brand new, to the loving parent, one wants his child to be perfect. I could sell it over the watchnet for $100 less than i paid,then buy one of those like new jobs for about $175 more but somehow i feel like such a trator to do that.

I understand that you can send your OMEGA back to the factor to get it refinished, and perhaps have the bezel replaced, and a new bracelet, but it was quite a strech to actualy aquire such an a timepeice on my budget, and i'm worried how much it will cost to get it back to like new status.

Has anyone had expeirence with Omega repairs or servicing? If i go in for it will they screw up my Bond watch more than they will help it? and also, is there another way, perhap less expensive to get back it's finnish? Also, how much does the Strap for the Seamaster cost? I'd apriciate any and all information you can give me.

Thank you


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