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  1. proximal

    proximal Apr 23, 2015

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    My coworker wore this into work today. It belonged to his father (really, no uncles are involved). He mentioned that it was serviced a few years ago and the crystal was replaced at that time, but it hasn't been worn very much. It looks to be in fantastic original condition, although the replacement crystal has a date magnifier which I don't think I've ever seen on a Seamaster. Pardon the phone photos.

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    He'd love to get some more info about the watch. Reference, approximate production date range (his estimate is "some time in the 60's), and so forth. Also, the original bracelet has been lost; does anyone know the reference number for it?
     
  2. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 23, 2015

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    screw off the back and snap some pix of the movement, the serial number will pinpoint the date of production.
     
  3. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Apr 23, 2015

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    Looks like a Seamaster 166.010 powered by a 562/565.
     
  4. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Apr 23, 2015

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    Some Seamasters came with the magnifier. This is mine. You can see the shadow of the Omega symbol in the middle of the crystal.

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  5. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 24, 2015

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    Looks a lot like my 14763-61...
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  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Apr 24, 2015

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  7. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 24, 2015

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    Yes I saw that. But the case, hands, dial (bar the font), even the crown, look identical.
     
  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 24, 2015

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    Omega switched from 5 digit reference numbers to 6 digit reference numbers around 1962. Many case styles continued under the new reference numbers, and I think (not 100% positive) that this is the case (pun intended! :p) with the 14.7xx and 166.0xx. I forget exactly which reference replaced what, but it's along those lines.

    It just so happened that in this same time, Omega phased out the coat hanger S in favor of the more rounded curving S.
     
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    ulackfocus Apr 24, 2015

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  10. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 24, 2015

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    Would be curious to see the inside case back and movement on this one. Bet it has a 562 inside...
     
  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 24, 2015

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    Do you mean the watch the OP is asking about? I'd bet on that too.
     
  12. proximal

    proximal Apr 24, 2015

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    Thanks, guys. I'll ask if he's interested in opening it up himself and loan him my wrench and opening ball.
     
  13. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 24, 2015

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    Yes.