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  1. DaveLaw

    DaveLaw Oct 30, 2018

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    Hi - first post so bear with me :)

    I’m looking for some more information on the above reference. I’ve recently taken a punt on one in the vintage market and can’t seem to find anything on it other than a brief mention in this thread:

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/vintage-omega-in-la-la-land.51031/page-5

    The Omega vintage watch directory is also throwing up a blank.

    It holds a mid 1950s cal. 284 movement and is a 10kt gold filled Star Company case but I’d be keen to see some photos of other similar pieces to get an understanding of whether mine is genuine and intact. It would also be interesting to see where it feeds into the later named references as to my untrained eye it seems to be infuencing both the Seamaster and Railmaster lines...

    Will post photos when the piece arrives.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DaveLaw

    DaveLaw Nov 1, 2018

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    D82C7880-AD93-476C-A5E9-9A547B16894F.jpeg 5E4220BD-5CAB-46A3-A919-C0C3BE72986E.jpeg 69D7B5F3-1502-4E25-A2FF-4FD9131BC1A4.jpeg D19A4F89-869F-4E36-BF3C-6933B1474696.jpeg Here we go as promised - it’s keeping great time and power reserve is pretty much as it should be (well over 30 hours and counting).

    Long sloping lugs make it wear well and bigger than the 35-36mm case diameter would suggest - also helped by the slightly kettled case which I hadn’t appreciated when first viewed.

    The dial has a slightly brushed depth to it too which doesn’t really come across in the photos.

    Lume pips at each hour marker seem consistent with that in the dauphine hands which have an ever so slight facet to them.

    The plexiglass crystal isn’t original unfortunately but hey ho!

    Let me know what you think!
     
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  3. michael e

    michael e Nov 1, 2018

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    Nice and certainly the same watch as the one I pictured in the thread you have posted.
    I couldn't find much info on these either, I am on the look out for one for a forum member but haven't seen another since I found the first one.

    Thanks, Michael
     
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  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 1, 2018

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    Pictures of your watch will be necessary to give you any idea of what you have.

    Looking at the thread you posted, this reference Y6277 is a US national production model with an Omega Swiss Made movement and a US made gold filled case with a steel back. Very common combination in the 1950’s.
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  5. Rochete

    Rochete Nov 1, 2018

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    I was long in the understanding that those minute and second hands pointing to the ether beyond minutes track were incorrect but I've been recently informed here, with examples, that my understanding was wrong. I still wonder why would they do that...
     
  6. DaveLaw

    DaveLaw Nov 1, 2018

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    Thanks very much, do you know if these are catalogued anywhere? I suspect mine has had some over enthusiastic polishing over the years but it would be good to get an idea of what it “should” look like
     
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  7. michael e

    michael e Nov 1, 2018

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    I’m not 100% on this but I think the lugs on these watches are pretty featureless meaning they don’t have sharp lines like some Omegas do thus giving a false impression of polishing.
    However the lugs for me are quite unique on this reference in form and one of the things I would use to spot them.
    Cheers, Michael
     
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  8. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Nov 1, 2018

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    I am not saying that the ones on this watch are correct (they probably are), but to me the "logical" reasoning is that if the minutes hand has to end at the inner track, the hour hand will have to be very short which could end up looking oddly sized in relation to the dial and case when viewed as a whole.
     
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