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  1. ErikR Jan 25, 2017

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    The Omega cal.930 had (so ive heard) a production run of 10.000 units. This was split between 4 different models. The Seamaster Bullhead 146.011 and three variations of the Deville chronograph 146.017 (2 SS with black/silver dial and goldcapped case with gold dial).

    Ok, so we have 10.000 units and 4 different models. What could we consider being a realistic distribution among each model?

    We know the the cal.930 didnt sell well. The deville's was part of Omega's "international collection" for a year or two before discontinued. At the time the deville was Omega's entry level chrono, being much cheaper than the speedmaster. Im guessing timing played a factor here as well, the first quartz watches came out around this time and was all the buzz. I'm also thinking the deville was produced in larger numbers than the bullhead.

    Would it be reasonable to expect an even distribution of 2500/model?
    It would mean 7500 deville's and 2500 bullheads.

    I own two 146.017's. Hopefully i will get my hands on the last one -the SS/black dial. But they are hard to come by. Out of the (my estimate..) 2500 pieces, not many are left out there. Some probobly are scrapped/chopped and used to build the more valuable bullhead variant.

    Threads are pointless without pic's, here:

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  2. bama2141 Jan 25, 2017

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    Excellent! Haven't really paid much attention to the DeVille line before, but these might kindle an interest! What size are they - guessing maybe 38mm?
     
  3. ErikR Jan 25, 2017

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    Smaller. More like 35-36mm. It wears a tad bigger, but its a relative small, dressier kind of watch
     
  4. slique12 Jan 25, 2017

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    Lovely watches. I find the positioning of the date window an interesting feature on these.
     
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  5. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 25, 2017

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    And an eBay search spike...
     
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  6. Ezurcc Jan 26, 2017

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  7. nonuffinkbloke #1 Nigel Mansell Fan Jan 26, 2017

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    Beautiful classy looking watches.
     
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  8. micampe Jan 26, 2017

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    There's a gold one cheaper and with a better dial than that eBay listing. (no relation to the seller, I don’t know them at all)
     
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  9. m84 Jan 26, 2017

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    Love these, and would love to own one.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  10. ErikR Jan 27, 2017

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    I could be wrong but my research indicates there was only 2 stainless steel models and 1 model with goldcapped case which also had golden dial.

    White dial and goldcapped case is a very beautiful combination, but im unsure if it ever existed. If it does, its good news for me as well!
     
  11. Mooieklokjes Jan 29, 2017

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    Very nice. I own a 145.017 Deville with cal.860. You said there are only three cal.930 variants are, but I'm welcoming a blue 146.017 along with my 145.017 to my collection. :) I believe both Deville models are quite underappreciated but beautiful watches.

    (I got the picture of the blue one from google).
     
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  12. Etp095 Jan 29, 2017

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    That's a very clean, classy watch.
     
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  13. bristnj Feb 10, 2018

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    Welcoming a new addition! My Omega DeVille Ref.146.017 - cal.930 with absolutely stunning & rare blue dial. Have pined over this reference for some time and could not be more pleased with it!
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  14. ErikR Feb 11, 2018

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    Ive never seen a ble dialed one!
    Thats just crazy grail material.




     
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  15. Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Feb 11, 2018

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    Dibs please!
     
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  16. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 11, 2018

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    Second dibs! Lovely .
     
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  17. bristnj Feb 11, 2018

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    Thanks for the kind words. I've been chasing this beauty for a few years and the owner finally agreed to sell it to me. As you can imagine, I am in a state of euphoria at the moment. We've become friends over the past few years so buying from a friend is always a pleasure. I must admit however, he made me promise him the right of 1st refusal if it ever leaves my cold dead hands!!
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  18. Mooieklokjes Feb 11, 2018

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    That would be me! I do miss it already, although I had not worn it for a long time before I borrowed it (for money) to you. Enjoy it, my friend!
     
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  19. bristnj Feb 11, 2018

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    Cheers my friend & welcome back to OF!!! Happy to know that the funds went to create wonderful memories for you!!! I'll take great care of her!
     
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  20. pedrocarlone Feb 11, 2018

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    Is there any kind of resource online or in print that can tell you the production run of any given omega watch or caliber?