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  1. TTB

    TTB Sep 15, 2015

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    First of all, I know the name SHOM isn't correct but most people know this model by that name. So...

    Anyway, this little (big!) gem was hidden in a drawer for many years. Unlike 99% of these 166.0177's this one is an all original one with tritium dial/hands and with the correct bezel/datewheel. It came on this Isofrane/Omega ref 52005 which I believe was a correct strap for the Ploprof. The fact that it's unpolished also helps ;)

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  2. Niko

    Niko Sep 23, 2015

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    Beautiful watch in amazing original condition. Have you just purchased this?
     
  3. chadpowe11

    chadpowe11 Sep 23, 2015

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    Dibs!
     
  4. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Dec 6, 2018

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    Hi OF fellows!

    Didn't want to start a new topic, so I revived this old one, as the aspect of the watch presented below is similar to the one above.
    A collector friend showed me some pictures of a watch he owns. After he received little input on a local forum, we decided to ask here as well.
    A similar discussion might have arisen on another foreign forum as well, but I figured more opinions wouldn't hurt.

    What we think we got so far:
    Bakelite bezel with correctly aged luminous writing? Checked
    Correct hands? Checked.
    Correctly aged luminous material? Most likely yes - a difference in color is not that unusual (and the reason I chose this topic to be resurrected, since it matches the picture above)
    Correct caseback inner/outer engravings? From Internet lore, yes.
    Disk date? Probably correct; have seen both variants - white on black and vice-versa.
    Case and crown? Checked, no obvious concerns
    Serial range for the movement? Seems good, places the watch production date around 1973.

    So - is this watch fully original? From our research so far - most likely yes. Now - welcoming discussion on the above, or any other interesting point that can be debated upon.

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    Thank you in advance for all comments and ideas :)
     
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  5. simonsays

    simonsays Dec 6, 2018

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    Lovely watch, not many of these about. As has been said most(nearly all) are Watchco put togeathers. This looks absolutely A OK and original. I had one once(plus a few Watchco versions) but moved it on many years ago. Hard to wear with the large crown. If I had one again I would be tempted to destro it with a Ploprof date wheel.
     
  6. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Dec 7, 2018

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    It would be a very good idea to get an extract of the archive from Omega to make sure the movement left the factory in that case ref.
     
  7. hugo2703

    hugo2703 Dec 8, 2018

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    Awesome find! Well done
     
  8. Kapka

    Kapka Dec 8, 2018

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    Very nice catch!!!
     
  9. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Dec 8, 2018

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    Thank you for the input and praises :)
    I shall pass them on to my fellow collector, while trying to persuade him to join the forum as a member.