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  1. micampe

    micampe Mar 30, 2015

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    I was reading old threads and I found one where @Archer posted a picture of a SM300 with a display case back.

    Are these the ones made by Thomas Preik? There is a franken SM300 on ebay with a Speedmaster case back (yes, really), does that mean that Speedmaster case backs can fit on the SM300?

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  2. toddle321

    toddle321 Mar 30, 2015

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    I think Al made the case back made for a customer. I imagine he had a new Omega case back machined to open up the hole and then installed the sapphire, but I am sure he will be along to provide more detail.

    I have thought about contacting Al to ask him to make me one, I'm sure others would also be interested. :)
     
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  3. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 May 20, 2015

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    I would :) I asked him some months ago, but I don't think they will be available again in the foreseeable future. A shame cuz I would really like one :rolleyes:
     
  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 21, 2015

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    This is not an aftermarket case back, but a genuine Omega SM300 case back that was machined to have a genuine Omega sapphire crystal and gasket installed. The crystal is from a sapphire case back Speedmaster, so this made from all genuine Omega parts.

    I made a bunch at the time and put them on watches I was servicing for people who wanted one. I had enough interest to get another batch done, and since my watchmakers lathe doesn't have a cross slide, I had a "friend" in Montreal I know do the machining for me. I sent him a number of case backs well over a year ago to get the machining done, and not long after he stopped responding to my emails...I doubt I will ever see those parts again...
     
  5. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 May 21, 2015

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    It's too bad. They are the best looking sapphire casebacks :(