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Blancpain Bathyscaphe MC4 Arrival and Registry

  1. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Mar 7, 2022

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    Pls. Add a dial picture. I'd not send it to Blancpain. There is a good chance, that your case is a complete fake and the BP inner engraving as well. Blancpain has no records left. And the old employees, who could tell, which are Originals, are mostly gone. Blancpain was bankrupt. A shell. And they are not happy to be reminded of that dark chapter; beeing a luxury company now. These Bathyscaphe versions were cheap watches then, starting with the base AS movement. Produced with the hope of getting sales up and survive. Water resistance was not as promised and that is one reason, you can not find many now. Just discarded in the past.
     
  2. sleepyastronaut Mar 7, 2022

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  3. yosukesan Aug 7, 2022

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    [​IMG]Thanks for sharing this. I just purchased mine using info from this post.
    Mine is Waltham version (non Paul Newman dial). How do I check the serial number ? Is it on the movement ?

    I joined Omega forum recently and amazed I need to host my image data externally.
    Is this just for newcommers ? It's bit inconvenient.
     
  4. MikeMan2727 Aug 7, 2022

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    This is the wrong thread for this watch. Check this one out instead: https://omegaforums.net/threads/blancpain-bathyscaphe-mc4-by-waltham-new-arrival.74605/

    Waltham did not place the serial numbers on the caseback in the same way that Blancpain did. I don't think the serial number will be on the movement either since they were simple AS movements.

    You can place photos directly into your posts by clicking the "Add Photos" button at the bottom right corner of the reply box. Your photo did not show up in your post.
     
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  5. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Aug 7, 2022

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    What is a " Paul Newman " dial in a Waltham? Nobody calls it that. Pls. Add a picture. Inside case back engraving as well.
     
  6. MikeMan2727 Aug 7, 2022

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  7. Falstaff Nov 7, 2023

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    Hi, I was looking for information on this watch that I have and I found this forum. I think it's the same. Can I have more info?
     
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  8. MikeMan2727 Nov 7, 2023

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    Thanks for posting. A photo of the back would be very helpful.
     
  9. Falstaff Nov 7, 2023

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    Sure
     
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  10. MikeMan2727 Nov 7, 2023

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    Nice, looks correct with the serial number falling into the range I have in my first post.

    In terms of information, I'm not sure what you are looking for. All the information is in the first post of this thread including history, movement, and other examples.
     
  11. Falstaff Nov 7, 2023

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    thanks just a little information, which I will now read carefully. It's a watch I knew nothing about and even online you can't find much. it belonged to my father and is now in my possession and I wanted to reconstruct its history.
     
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  12. MikeMan2727 Nov 7, 2023

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    I agree, there was very little online about these. I think that due to their use for swimming, not many survived. With your watch, my registry only has 12 examples since 2019.