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Help identifying Seamaster Professional 600 "dress ploprof"

  1. Hurley

    Hurley May 26, 2019

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    Anyone seen this before? Can't wait to get home to my case wrench next week! In the meantime, any help appreciated. It is a 600. Hacking movement. Quick-set. Dial is the same blue as the big ploprof.

    Thanks! Hurley.
     
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  2. Donn Chambers

    Donn Chambers May 26, 2019

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    I vote it’s a put-together special with a redial, but I await the experts to weigh in.
     
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  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 26, 2019

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    Ditto.
     
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  4. Hurley

    Hurley May 26, 2019

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    Dial is very very convincing with considerable patina. Nothing is impossible, but not looking like a redial under the loupe. Best, H
     
  5. Hurley

    Hurley May 26, 2019

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    My guess is put-together with original dial. H
     
  6. Donn Chambers

    Donn Chambers May 26, 2019

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    Have you ever seen a 600 dial with “professional” on it, or a PloProf dial with 600 on it? I haven’t, but I love to be corrected with evidence to the contrary.
     
  7. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 May 26, 2019

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    ::popcorn::
     
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  8. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 7:16am

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    Here are a couple of examples. I found a large number.....
     
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  9. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 7:39am

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    It certainly appears to be a typical Dial D1:

    https://www.omegaploprof.com/
     
    Edited Jul 12, 2019 7:48am
  10. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 7:43am

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    Could not resist fitting some NOS Ploprof hands. The 1002 is right in the correct serial range. Did somebody just get sick of the big case and plop everything into a smaller case? I am in the process of fitting a baby PP bezel to the case. It's taking a little bit of fine machining but I'm almost there....
     
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  11. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Jul 12, 2019 8:11am

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  12. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 8:40am

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    Never done anything like this before. It's actually fun, especially with such an exquisite dial and handset. I wish they'd made a watch like this. And it's all guilt-free having acquired the parts in their current state.....

    PS. It looks black in the pics but it is distinctly blue, PP blue. :)
     
    Edited Jul 12, 2019 8:50am
  13. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Jul 12, 2019 8:44am

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    Do you have any photos of the movement and different case angles?
     
  14. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 8:56am

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    The case is immaterial, surely a transplant. It looks like a Geneve ST or something. The bracelet is authentic (and actually quite nice). I'll open thr caseback and take a pic of the movement tonight.

    The case is marked 366.0xxx. I forget the last part. It is also stamped "Beta." Also has the typical Omega marks.

    I'll be in Bienne next week at the museum on another errand and will do a little checking. Love to know production totals on the D1 dials. I guess they are proto dials, over-printed for use in the first retail watches. At least that is what Omega seems to be saying. I will also get an expedited extract on the movement. But these had so many replacements due to the high failure rate of the 1002s.

    Be well, Hurley
     
  15. DaveK

    DaveK Jul 12, 2019 10:33am

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    Cool! You could take a photo at the museum for your avatar
     
  16. Hurley

    Hurley Jul 12, 2019 1:26pm

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    Not sure Museum proper will be open, but I'll get a good shot of some kind. Great idea! Thanks!