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  1. uwsearch

    uwsearch Feb 28, 2016

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    Hi everybody, this is my first thread here, and I would like to share some information I collected over the years about Seamaster 300 165024 and 166024 bezels:

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    EDIT:

    There are apparently many F-type (https://omegaforums.net/threads/rn-sm300-f-s-phillips-auction-geneva-13-14th-may.56782/#post-701593):
    - F1 with a pointed triangle
    Produced as early as 1967 and 24M serial numbers but very rare compared to C-D-E-types.
    - F2 with a rounded triangle and bolder numbers.
    Most common from 1969 and as a replacement in the 70ies and 80ies.
    - F3 similar to F1 but without minute markers (all black but triangle and numbers).
    Rarest.
    - F4 similar to F1 with a broader triangle
    Extremely rare, mostly on Royal Navy / Ministry of Defence.
    - F5 a blue version similar to 166.073 bezel insert.

    Here is a F1 F2 comparison (both bezels taken on the same picture, same scale):
    IMGL2128 0s.jpg



    EDIT:

    Here are the 4 most common fakes:

    seamaster 300 4 fakes s.jpg
     
    Edited Dec 14, 2018
  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 28, 2016

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    That is a great reference!
     
  3. Jay_Shankar

    Jay_Shankar Feb 28, 2016

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    Welcome UWSEARCH

    I am a few weeks old amateur

    great research and documentation, thank you [emoji106]
     
    Edited Feb 28, 2016
  4. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Feb 28, 2016

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    images are not visible
     
  5. uwsearch

    uwsearch Feb 28, 2016

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    I did put them twice... should be ok for you..
     
  6. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Feb 28, 2016

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    WOW!
    Exactly what I have been looking for, thanks.
     
  7. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Feb 28, 2016

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    Excellent!
     
  8. Enzo

    Enzo Feb 28, 2016

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    Many Thanks.
     
  9. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Feb 28, 2016

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    Yes, bookmarked! Thank you!
     
  10. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Feb 28, 2016

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    love it!
     
  11. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Feb 28, 2016

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    Wow! That's quite a first post! Well done.
     
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  12. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Feb 28, 2016

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    definitely the best post of 2016
     
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  13. wx_073

    wx_073 Feb 28, 2016

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    Thanks for that. [emoji106]
     
  14. plexyforever

    plexyforever Feb 28, 2016

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    "Chapeau"!!
     
  15. Concorde

    Concorde Feb 28, 2016

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    Very nice Job Sir. Thanks!
     
  16. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 28, 2016

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    Awesome post
     
  17. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 28, 2016

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    2 images of OP post not loading for me, just the pic marker.
    click and gives error
     
  18. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Feb 28, 2016

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    Sent you a pm with the charts attached
     
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  19. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Feb 28, 2016

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    Excellent! And welcome to OF!
     
  20. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 28, 2016

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    Ok thank you!
    So there's only 2 images?
    I see both of those but I also
    See 2 empty image placards?
    image.jpeg