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Need help on originality of this Seamaster Bumper

  1. Josak

    Josak Mar 24, 2020

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    Hi All,

    I ran across this listing from Chrono 24, and really like everything about it. Its tropical dial is amazing and patina is at a decent level (to me).
    The only thing that make me hesitate, is its crown. I read from this forum that it is called Naiad crown, and unpopular choice for Omega at that period as it didn't do a good job keeping water away. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    So my question is: Is the crown for this watch correct according to the reference (c2577) and time period (1950s) ?
     
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  2. wagudc

    wagudc Mar 24, 2020

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    Yes, crown is wrong.
     
  3. aprax

    aprax Mar 25, 2020

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    That information is mistaken. The Naiad crown system was developed for enhanced water resistance and Naiad crowns bear a small Mercedes star inside the Omega symbol. Google provides more info.
     
  4. Josak

    Josak Mar 25, 2020

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    So this has nothing to do with Naiad crown then,
     
  5. aprax

    aprax Mar 25, 2020

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    Yes, you could call it a bowler hat crown. 2577s had clover crowns.
     
  6. DaveK

    DaveK Mar 25, 2020

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    It seems a bit polished, though the pictures are bugging me, maybe they are digitally corrected. See the spring at sticking out of the 5:00 lug?
     
  7. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 25, 2020

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    The correct crown should look like this:

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  8. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Mar 25, 2020

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    Interestingly enough, that's the crown that came on the earliest 2627 Seamaster Calendar. Might be worth something.

    Tom
     
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