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  1. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Hi Forum i am in a dilemma , i have a perfect SM1000 but with a service dial and hands Picture 1, i have the opportunity to buy cheap another SM1000 ( service case service bezel etc...) following the Tsolo web site there is 3 dials ( 1 tritium ,1 Luminova ( same as tritium) , 1 service) now my goal was to buy the second SM and swap the dials , now looking on the forum it is not clear at the end is the Luminova dial considered as service too ?

    Will appreciate any advise

    Paul
     
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  2. Dash1 Formerly: Ash Dec 28, 2019

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    Yes I believe the luminova dials are both service dials. Luminova was introduced by Omega in the late 1990’s long after production of the 1000 finished.
     
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  3. OMEGuy Dec 28, 2019

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  4. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Yes for that reason I asked this from the website the luminova dial is not an Service .
     
  5. OMEGuy Dec 28, 2019

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    Ahh sorry, I should have read more carefully. But even if not expressively stated there, I believe the dial 1 to be the only factory standard and that luminova was used later, after the production of the watch had already stopped in the later 1970s.

    Do you have the chance to see the back of the spare dial?
     
  6. JanV Dec 28, 2019

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    There’s only one dial that is considered to be “original”, and that’s the tritium version. Very hard to find a original dial that is in as mint condition as your bezel and case. Do you happen to know the serial number on it? Any more pictures available of yours, from the side and back as it looks to be in a very nice condition.
     
  7. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Hi Jan here is , for the tract of the Archive I asked 10 years ago and the serial fall in the lost Archives or damaged archives they where not able to provide anything , just the information is missing in our archives.
     
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  8. JanV Dec 28, 2019

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    There is a quite narrow serial range and number of batches of SM1000’s movements. All known production models are with a 38.xxx.xxx serial, and the 5-xxx marked prototypes with 37.xxx.xxx serials. Do you know yours? If you want you can PM me and i can check with my own observations if it could fall close to serials i’ve seen around. Or post it here and there are several more members that could chime in with their own observations as well. Looking nice, yours has an original case that has been polished at some point and a bezel in really good condition.

    Now just to find the correct dial and hands. :)
     
  9. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Hi Jan 36189610, the only information I got when I bought it, ( Watch was coming from the US) and the watch got a full revision in 1994 documented , as Omega was able to provide this information, I suppose they got the service dial at that period
     
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  10. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Actually I use the watch including some diving :)))) last year I chipped it with a bottle and I asked Omega to refinish the zone hurtled, I wear all my watches .
     
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  11. Fatcat Dec 28, 2019

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    Looks like definitively the dial “donor” watch is a full service part watch :)))) the serial is 33xx that even the possibility to reuse them if they fits the model in the archive .
     
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  12. gefmey Dec 28, 2019

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    Is this a 1002 or 1012 mvt. Looks like 1002
     
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  13. JanV Dec 28, 2019

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    Lovely, these watches are supposed to be used as they where intended for! These are no safe queens, and would hate being stored / tucked away from any action near and in the water.

    I have now five of these, and just love how different each one of these are due to their history and use.

    A 36.xxx.xxx serial is not one i’ve seen on serial produced SM1000’s, but no worries, as over 60% of all SM1000’s out there have either a swapped movement or dial or even both, just because these where in their time used as intended and sold for professional saturation diving.

    So finding one in all original condition is really rare, but at the same time one doesn’t expect (but hope, yes) the movements to be original either just due to the vast majority of movements being swapped in service due to water ingress at some point in their lives.

    Here’s one of mine, just look how years of use has moulded it. If this one could talk....
     
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  14. JanV Dec 28, 2019

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    Oh, forgot to mention, i would only try to source an original tritium dial for your watch. Have a look at how the numbering 1000 is printed on the dial, this tells usually the first signs of and original dial. They should be like on mine above, straight sided without oval shapes.
     
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  15. Fatcat Dec 29, 2019

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    Yes both of them are 1002
     
  16. TheGrantHunter Dec 29, 2019

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    Hi all, I’m new on the forum and really fond of this Omega Seamaster 1000. Twice I just missed out on buying one and am still looking. I’d like to buy an all original one, but those are hard to find. I never saw a tritium dial for sale actually, so I think the type 2 dial is the next best thing. I really like the TsoloT website on this watch; it really helped me out knowing what to look for! Hope to post some more when I finally own one!
     
  17. Fatcat Dec 29, 2019

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    That’s my initial concern , I have the dial 3 and looks like was from the end of 90’s , now checking some sales looks like what Tsolo Dial 2 there is a lot of them for sale , on Mindaybwil go to the OB to ask the watchmaker what are the service dial available for a Grand , I suspect that Oméga release a Dial 2 service type , in that what the service dial 3 at the end is better because older mine as already patina .