Working with some bracelets yesterday and noticed that this 7077 type, produced in 1959, was engraved with the name Karl Schranz. Perhaps this once belonged to to the great Austrian downhiller. His career stretched from 1957 thru the early 1970's and he won many races but, unfortunately, had little success in the Olympics. While downhill skiers were amateurs until the early 1970's, perhaps this bracelet was part of a Speedmaster (or other Omega) given to Schranz following a victory. I imagine Schranz might have had it engraved (rather simply) sometime after. Or perhaps it has nothing to do with him at all. Produced 2nd quarter, 1959 7077 type bracelet in stainless steel was the bracelet sold with the first Speedmasters, Railmasters and Seamasters. Certainly must have received a few watches.