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Incoming "Watchco" Seamaster 300

  1. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 6, 2019

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    After a year of indecision I finally pulled the trigger!

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  2. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Sep 6, 2019

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    This is next on my list. Got one lined up but haven't had the funds to justify it.
     
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  3. bama2141

    bama2141 Sep 6, 2019

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    Looks great! Congratulations on the pickup!
     
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  4. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 6, 2019

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    Nice. Did you have it built or did you buy it second hand? I'm considering one of these or a vintage 165.024 as my next purchase.
     
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  5. Gentle Ben

    Gentle Ben Sep 6, 2019

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    Love the mesh
     
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  6. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 6, 2019

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    I bought it "new" in a used watch shop. It's not a real Watchco and uses a more modern case (the crown guards are cut straight and don't curve around the crown. But the bezel is perfectly aligned and the lume of the hands matches the dial and bezel really well.

    And the omega mesh bracelet takes the cake :)))
     
  7. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 6, 2019

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    Is the the new service case from Omega that is supposedly slightly different? Can you please show some picks of the crown guards etc
     
  8. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 6, 2019

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    I think it is. I'll post a few more pictures tomorrow. The bezel insert also has a slightly different font.
     
  9. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 7, 2019

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    Can you explain “not a real Watchco” a bit more.?
     
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  10. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 7, 2019

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    It wasn't actually assembled by Watchco in Australia but by an independant watchmaker in Europe.
     
  11. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 7, 2019

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    Here are a few more closeups of the case:


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  12. henrikaa

    henrikaa Sep 7, 2019

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    I like the watch. I would like it even more, had it been featuring straight lugs...
     
  13. LeonDeBayonne

    LeonDeBayonne Sep 7, 2019

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    Congrats. My very own watchco, courtesy of Lewis Watch Co. Strap by The Watch Steward.
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  14. BlackTulip

    BlackTulip Sep 7, 2019

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    That looks great. Did LWC change the lume?
     
  15. LeonDeBayonne

    LeonDeBayonne Sep 7, 2019

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    Edited Sep 7, 2019
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  16. bikehomero

    bikehomero Sep 7, 2019

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    Different crown guard, what is the story behind?

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  17. Blackdog

    Blackdog Sep 7, 2019

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    I'm a bit confused here... Not very knowledgeable about the WatchCo I have to admit.

    But how this be a WatchCo if it was not assembled by them and it's not even one of their cases ?

    Any pictures of the movement inside ?
     
  18. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 7, 2019

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    not watchco is code for frankie at best..

    i'm sure the boys at rep watch info can answer all questions regarding this
     
  19. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 7, 2019

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    WatchCo didn't use their own cases. In builds Iike this, whether by WatchCo or any other watch maker, the case parts are genuine Omega service items and the movement is usually from a vintage Geneve or Seamaster.

    The term 'WatchCo' has just started to be used as a synonym for these types of builds, regardless of who made them.
     
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  20. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 7, 2019

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    Good question. I’ve not seen a case that looks like this from Omega. That doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem with it, but the case I ordered a couple of weeks ago doesn’t have the sort of crown guards that look like the OP’s, they look like what you posted.
     
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