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  1. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 26, 2020 6:17pm

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    Does anyone have an Omega watch with nothing on the inside of the caseback?. No reference number or stamping of any kind.
    There is a Hippocampus on the outside, so it is an Omega caseback.
    Could a caseback without any information or stamping be a generic service caseback?.
     
  2. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 26, 2020 6:43pm

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    Any pictures?
     
  3. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 26, 2020 6:46pm

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    Not yet. Just picture an Omega Caseback that is blank on the inside. Why would that be?.
     
  4. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 26, 2020 6:50pm

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    Most of the things are blank on the inside. I wanted to have a guess of what the outer side might tell.
     
    Edited Mar 26, 2020 6:55pm
  5. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 26, 2020 6:59pm

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    Here is the caseback in question.
    Caseback.JPG

    [​IMG]
     
    Edited Mar 27, 2020 11:44am
  6. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 26, 2020 7:11pm

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    So the caseback looks like in the second picture and you only have the back and it wasn't mounted to a watch?
     
  7. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 26, 2020 7:28pm

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    The blank caseback is the actual caseback. It is on an Omega chronograph.
     
  8. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 26, 2020 7:41pm

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    I feel sorry, because I'm not familiar with Omega chronographs.

    But surely some experts will be here and find an answer soon. :thumbsup:

    Good luck! :)
     
  9. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 27, 2020 9:46am

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    Two questions. Is this a possible service caseback?. Is it possible the watch left the factory with a blank caseback?.
    Is there a possible third scenario?.
     
  10. JanV

    JanV Mar 27, 2020 11:06am

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    Old obsolete parts being discarded by internal decision at Omega at some point, with watchmakers taking the parts going for the trash can themselves, later ending up in circulation??
     
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  11. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 27, 2020 2:37pm

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    The most likely scenario :thumbsup:
     
  12. Dr No

    Dr No Mar 27, 2020 5:56pm

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    Perhaps it was given a fresh coat of perlage to eliminate engraving and watchmaker's scribbling. Aka evidence.
     
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  13. Uscjake87

    Uscjake87 Mar 27, 2020 6:09pm

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    Well, this did actually happen...
     
  14. JanV

    JanV Mar 28, 2020 2:32am

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    Also a fully possible scenario, yes.
     
  15. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 28, 2020 10:05am

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    To what extent does the blank case back effect the value or price of a watch?
     
    Edited Mar 28, 2020 10:34am
  16. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 28, 2020 1:15pm

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    That would depend on the overall condition of the watch and the reference.
     
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