After a year of indecision I finally pulled the trigger!
This is next on my list. Got one lined up but haven't had the funds to justify it.
Looks great! Congratulations on the pickup!
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.
Love the mesh
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 ))
Is the the new service case from Omega that is supposedly slightly different? Can you please show some picks of the crown guards etc
I think it is. I'll post a few more pictures tomorrow. The bezel insert also has a slightly different font.
Can you explain “not a real Watchco” a bit more.?
It wasn't actually assembled by Watchco in Australia but by an independant watchmaker in Europe.
Here are a few more closeups of the case:
I like the watch. I would like it even more, had it been featuring straight lugs...
Congrats. My very own watchco, courtesy of Lewis Watch Co. Strap by The Watch Steward.
That looks great. Did LWC change the lume?
Yes. Bought it like this from him. See private sales.
With link: https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-sm300-no-date-cal-552-new-build.98821/
Different crown guard, what is the story behind?
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 ?
not watchco is code for frankie at best..
i'm sure the boys at rep watch info can answer all questions regarding this
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.
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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