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I am repeatedly surprised by dial variations I hadn't seen before

  1. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jul 5, 2019

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    Never seen a dial like this before on an Omega. I'm pretty certain its original and not a redial. You can barely make out the "swiss made" on the edge at 6. The center has a linen finish and the outer band is a metallic mirror finish.
    Anybody seen similar dials like this from Omega?

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  2. No Mercy

    No Mercy Jul 5, 2019

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    Yes it is ref. 14390-3SC.
     
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  3. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jul 5, 2019

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    Thanks.
    This one is a 14714, but using the ref number you provided I was able to find a picture of another example.

     
  4. No Mercy

    No Mercy Jul 5, 2019

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    Oh yes 14714 is non-waterproof and 14390 is Seamaster. Their lugs look very identical ^_^

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  5. snunez

    snunez Jul 6, 2019

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    I've never seen this one before either, but it really looks good. Are the hands original? Even if not, the whole package looks good.
     
  6. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jul 6, 2019

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    Thanks. I think it really is a good looking watch. Too bad it is a bit small for my taste.

    Regarding the hands I would say that they are stylistically correct for the period and the fact that the 14390 posted above by No Mercy has the same dial/hand combination leads to believe they are original.




     
  7. xiuxiuejar

    xiuxiuejar Jul 6, 2019

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    Going back to your original point, a watchmaker told me that the Omegas from the 50s and 60s are full of surprises and slight variations - uncatalogued faces and weird mixes. I suppose it's what makes them so attractive to people like me who know little about watches but love aesthetics.
     
  8. astrand

    astrand Jul 6, 2019

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    Reminds me of the UG Polerouters that seem to be spoken of quite often. Great looking watch.
     
  9. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jul 6, 2019

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    Yes! Totally agree.

     
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  10. glennberger

    glennberger Jul 13, 2019

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    Reminds me of what might happen if a Polerouter with either a white or silver dial had a one night stand with a proper 1960's Tudor Tuxedo! The chapter ring curves outward, the hour mark proportions are elegant, the dauphine hands with the properly proportioned dark inset. Very pretty. Does the watch dial have a linen texture or do my eyes deceive me?
     
  11. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Jul 13, 2019

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    Yes, the center of the dial does have a linen finish.