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  1. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Jan 13, 2020

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    Hi guys,

    interesting listing was on eBay. But prototype? Imho a really nice looking Seamaster. I would love to know your thoughts. And no, I did not buy I, because
    1- I thought it was too much of a risk considering no movement details.
    2-bezels was type 2B2
    3-non original hand as stated.

    But still there are some prototype questions like the bracelet and case. So did someone make an excelllent deal here?



    https://www.omegaseamaster1000.com


    rare Taucher Uhr aus den siebziger Jahren.

    Hier als einer von 75 Prototypen evtl. an Prinz Rainer von Monaco. ( kann ich mangels Kenntnis nicht verifizieren)

    Glas wurde erneuert, vor circa 15 Jahren lt. Vorbesitzer wurde auch der Stundenzeiger getauscht.

    Tritiumzifferblatt und Lünette original Tritium, auch Sekundenzeiger und Stundenzeiger Tritium, leicht cremig. Auch das Meshband ist Original.

    Uhr läuft sofort an und hält perfekt die Zeit. Über das Uhrwerk kann ich aber keine Aussagen treffen, denn die Uhr verfügt über ein so genanntes Monocase mit Abreisskrone....

    Die Uhr war der Vorläufer der Seamaster Ploprof und wurde 1969/70 entwickelt und auf Zahlreichen Expedition getestet. Auch Jacques Custeau hatte eine....

    Besonderheit ist das Case der 1.Serie noch mit Radial-Schliff
     
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    Edited Jan 13, 2020
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  2. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jan 13, 2020

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    No link. Did it sell? What was the price?

    These pics look like they were taken under the lamp that keeps the fries warm at the diner.
     
  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 13, 2020

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  4. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jan 13, 2020

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  5. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jan 13, 2020

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    For posterity, it sold for 7,050 euros (approx. 7,835 USD). I agree with @wouter van wijk in that there's just not enough in the photos and listing. Of course if there were good, clear photos taken in daylight it might have gone for several thousands more.

    The prototype / Monoco story on these is an interesting angle. I know Omega created extracts calling these prototypes, but at minimum they made 151 of those (50 for Monoco, 1 for Jacques Cousteau, and 100 more for the public). To me that's no longer a prototype, it's a limited edition.

    Add to that the murky numbering, and it becomes like the Speedmaster 125 or the 145.029's with unexplained numbers/codes. An interesting quirk, but I'm uncertain whether it adds any value.
     
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  6. simonsays

    simonsays Jan 13, 2020

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    I wish I had never seen this. Now I am going to have a sleepless night. I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
     
  7. DrStrong

    DrStrong Jan 14, 2020

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    Why do you think the hands and the bezel are not original to the watch ?
     
  8. 321Only

    321Only Jan 14, 2020

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    Agreed, interesting listing. I would have gone for it but unfortunately missed it as well
     
  9. JanV

    JanV Jan 14, 2020

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    Damn.... Missed that one, and stated as above, would have bought it in a heartbeat.
     
  10. incabloc

    incabloc Jan 15, 2020

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    I don't think that the new owner will be happy with that watch. That watch belongs to a collector friend. His entire collection was stolen last year and this watch was one of the collection. The number on the case makes it easy to identify.
     
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  11. kov

    kov Jan 15, 2020

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    UUuuuugh, I am very happy to see that those watches resurface. Hope the cops will do their job and will be able to reverse the resell process up to the burglars :coffee:
     
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  12. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Jan 15, 2020

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    that's really nasty. I don't know what happens if you contact eBay about this. I think they will not cooperate unfortunately. now I am even more happy that I did not taker the gamble.
     
  13. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Jan 15, 2020

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    some really interesting insights here. I don't know how many of those strange dials were made and what the numbers are of the quartz version etc. I really love the design of this piece though. some really cool pedigree and it looks way more wearable than the ploprof
     
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  14. incabloc

    incabloc Jan 15, 2020

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    What I know is that the cops and the insurance is informed that one the watches was popping up on ebay. I dont know whats going on now behind the scene. I assume that they will contact ebay to get more information about the seller.

    What I can share are more information about the history of the watch. My friend bought it from the son of the original owner. The original owner was a diving instructor in Switzerland and got this watch from Omega around 1971 for testing. After the test Omega decided to give him the watch. So the Monaco story is nonsense in this case.
     
  15. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jan 15, 2020

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    Wow, incredible. Hopefully spotting that listing will lead to the recovery of some or all of the stolen pieces!
     
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  16. 321Only

    321Only Jan 15, 2020

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    What a shame!! I hope they will find the Bad Boys and Return the watches where they belong!
     
  17. Uscjake87

    Uscjake87 Jan 15, 2020

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    Good detective work gents. I hope they get their watches back.