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  1. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 11, 2014

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    Ever been a Seamaster model looking like this ? Haven't seen it before . Looked thru the internet .But only found the Mariner 1, 2 and 3 . 198039193_5f1faa98-1a59-406e-912e-bdf7cf78d192.jpg
     
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  2. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 13, 2014

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    It looks to be mid-late 70s. There were quite a few of these rectangular Seamasters in that period, building on the design and innovation of the Marine Chronometers.
     
  3. jud

    jud Dec 13, 2014

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    Is it an automatic?
     
  4. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 13, 2014

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    My guess is that it's most probably Quartz. I'm not able to check right now, but somebody may be able to look it up for you.
     
  5. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 17, 2014

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    Yes it is a Quartz . Sorry for not following the tread better . I have looked everywhere for this model . Found it first on a auction site and then a fellow forum member bought an other like this . Two watches looking the same . I have looked at Mariner 1, 2, 3 watches and Constallation models to found this watch . But no . Is it that rare or fake ?
     
  6. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 17, 2014

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    It's not so much rare as not very popular. I think I have pictures of this model in an old catalogue so will try to look it up.
     
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  7. rolexfantastic

    rolexfantastic Dec 17, 2014

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    It's not fake, it's a Seamaster Mariner 3 ref. 196.0242 / 396.0938 cal. 1420 (quartz), and pretty rare.

    /F
     
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  8. Northernman

    Northernman Dec 17, 2014

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    In terms of production numbers any late 70s Omega is comparably rare. The Quartz Crisis was at it's worst. Production during these years was really low.
    Being rare does however not always imply value or collectibility. Being a child of the late 60s I kind of like those funky 70s designs, but there are not that many of us.
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  9. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 17, 2014

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    I googled 196.0242 and this model came up http://www.chrono24.se/omega/seamaster-marine-mariner-iii-ref-1960242-kaliber-1420--id2987733.htm. This model i have found before . Look closely at the picture . On the watch the dial goes all the way out to the edge .Look at this two pictures . Spot the difference ? The first is a 196.0242/396.0938 and the other?
    2987733.jpg x89541-028c2e4ecf4c680180192a2f1d73e507.jpg.pagespeed.ic._mnf2OLFty.jpg
     
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  10. rolexfantastic

    rolexfantastic Dec 17, 2014

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    I'm pretty sure the ref. is correct. The dial may vary as well the calendar disc color. As well, i've seen both bracelet types on this model.

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  11. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 17, 2014

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    I am not convinced :confused:. Can you show me some photo or something . It is strange that nothing comes up when i search the net .
     
  12. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Dec 18, 2014

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    Nothing strange about 1 specific model and dial type showing up on the net. I have been looking on the net for a Seamaster that is an exact match to mine for a year, and still no luck. And since it was my fathers I am fairly certain it is still all original.
     
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  13. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Dec 18, 2014

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    Any numbers on the case or hang tag (assuming that is a picture of the watch you have)? If not, you will likely have to open the case back to get full verification.

    Cheers, Al
     
  14. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 18, 2014

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    Sorry don't have a picture of the inside . Only the back of the case . Becuse the watch isn't my watch i can't open it .That would have been the first thing i did otherwise . Of course . Only want to now the model and reference .For my own curiosity . And @Pvt-Public could we have a picture of your Seamaster watch .

    198039193_90e88672-1183-4c9a-8e08-011d36374d5a.jpg
     
  15. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Dec 18, 2014

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    So no numbers on the hang tag? Can you give me the numbers on the clasp of the bracelet - trying to help but you are not giving me much to go on...
     
  16. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 18, 2014

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    Hi Archer
    Sorry for that . I don't have so much more i can give you . Their are a few more pictures in the auction for the watch . There is one i think is a little mysteriuos .It is a magazine with the picture of the watch . This are the pictures . Sorry no number can be seen on the hang tag .

    198039193_4f23772f-789c-439e-a5b8-4178286b1e80.jpg 198039193_34316c59-d6a6-42ac-9a05-421a164247eb.jpg 198039193_a8135f48-b29a-4da0-84b7-6c3ce2dd9563.jpg
     
  17. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Dec 18, 2014

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    Sorry it looks blueish bad lighting it is actually silver dial stainless case. And now it seems I can't cop a a link to my original post asking about it. The post is titled New To Omega.
    http://omegaforums.net/attachments/p1011142-jpg.46354/
    Maybe that will work. I have better pics on my PC at home but won't be back there til after the 1st of the year.
    Bob
     
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  18. Sherbie

    Sherbie Dec 18, 2014

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    Regardless, that is a sharp looking watch and a really nice piece. Whats not to like about it ? (even if it is quartz, which i normally avoid )
     
  19. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. Dec 22, 2014

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    Hi @Pvt-Public
    Nice looking watch you have . Checked it out in your thread .http://omegaforums.net/threads/new-to-omega.11402/ Sorry that i can't help in any way . I have looked on the net with that reference you have on your watch . Only thing i could say is that there is a lot of different Omegas out there . Btw.have you looked here ? http://www.old-omegas.com/
     
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  20. periwhisky

    periwhisky May 15, 2015

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    I have an almost identical watch however the face is white with gilt edging and numerals. It originally had a band with alternate gilt/steel bars but this was replaced by an all steel one. I purchased it in Brisbane, Australia in 1986 (New) does that help with identification?