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  1. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 12, 2019

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    Referring to your 2.: You won't find the movement serial number inside the caseback.

    Apart from very early watches, what's stamped or lasered inside the caseback, is the reference number of the watch, which specifies which kind of watch or model it is, but that's not the movement serial number.
     
  2. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 12, 2019

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    I thought it was later. Maybe the early 2000's?

    I have several watches from the late 80's and 90's and none of them have the movement serial number on the lug.
     
  3. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 12, 2019

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    Everything, nothing, where serial numbers are, if serial numbers even exist, and why do any of us exist.
     
  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 12, 2019

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  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 13, 2019

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    Hey that’s the same amount of numbers in the new Speedmaster reference

    301765294778379505511524369071258178
     
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  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 13, 2019

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    You dill, that series is reserved for when they bring out the exciting new iteration of the watches fitted with a modern interpretation of the greatest movement Omega ever made, Calibre 30T2SCN (the "N" is for Nouveau).

    At your local boutique early next year and on Hodinkee next month.

    Remember, I told you first.
     
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  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 13, 2019

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    Sorry @JimInOz I am In Hawaii teaching marines how to drink so the fit in when they get to Darwin ;)
     
  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 13, 2019

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    I hope you've got them on something with at least 11% or they'll go wheels up as soon as they hit Darwin.
    You're not using kiddie beer are you? (Bud or something?).
     
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  9. DanMarin

    DanMarin Mar 13, 2019

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    Yes i also notice that on Speedster reduced which usually has the serial number only on the case back are some models which are the serial 'printed' inside on the case back and in time the 'printed' was gone so the watch had no serial at all..
     
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  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 13, 2019

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    Been enjoying local beer. And they come in some weird measurement they use over here but like a longneck 750ml back home.
    Larger is the better of the two.
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  11. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 13, 2019

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    I'd start them off on a nice mild Kiwi beer, and then work them up to the proper stuff.

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  12. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 14, 2019

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    How man roads must a man walk down? That'll fox em.
     
  13. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 14, 2019

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    I wish I could buy this beer, just so I could keep the package.
     
  14. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 14, 2019

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    @DanMarin Thank you for the reply. So there could be Omega watches with after 80s without any serial number (either on case back or lugs).
     
  15. David.Boettcher

    David.Boettcher Oct 15, 2019

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    The serial numbers in Snowman's table differ from those in AJTT on page 792, does anyone know why this is?

    Movement Snowman Richon
    1,000,000 1895 1894
    2,000,000 1902 1902
    3,000,000 1908 1906
    4,000,000 1912 1910
    5,000,000 1916 1915
    6,000,000 1923 1923
    7,000,000 1929 1930 (Richon has 1920, assumed typo)
    8,000,000 1935 1934
    9,000,000 1939 1936 (Richon has 1926, assumed typo)
    10,000,000 1944 1944
     
  16. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 15, 2019

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    Hi David,

    I have always assumed that the dates noted above are typos that have been perpetuated since the list (also shown in AJTT) was published.
    I don't know who first published it or when it was published, so trying to get positive clarification is difficult.

    Maybe owners of any vintage watches with serials that fall in the suspect ranges could apply for an Extract of the Archives and let us know the actual dates. ;)

    And while you are here.

    I'd like to thank you for your excellent website, I have visited it many (many) times for clarification, general information and simply enjoyable reading.

    Cheers
    Jim
     
  17. David.Boettcher

    David.Boettcher Oct 17, 2019

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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for your thoughts, I hadn't noticed that what I called Snowman's list is also in AJTT. I recently asked for an Extract of the Archives for a wristwatch circa 1905 and was told Due to the nature of vintage archives in certain cases information has not survived, is unreadable or even missing. We regret to inform you that unfortunately the provided serial number 2072201 falls onto that category. So I can't get an EotA, hence the interest in the serials.

    Thanks for your comment about my web site, I appreciate it.

    Regards David
     
  18. David.Boettcher

    David.Boettcher Nov 26, 2019

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    Can you give me the page number for Snowman's table in AJTT please?

    Regards David
     
  19. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 26, 2019

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    Hi David,

    I may have confused the issue, I was referring to the table on PP792.

    AJTTPP792.JPG
     
  20. David.Boettcher

    David.Boettcher Nov 29, 2019

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    Ah, yes, that is the one I was referring to as well. I wonder where Snowman's table did come from then?

    Regards David