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  1. blubarb Jan 2, 2016

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    sample:

    77727.1xx,
    77764.8xx
    77776.7xx
    77777.1xx
    77777.5xx
    77780.5xx
    77780.7xx,
    77796.9xx
    77797.xxx
    77797.5xx
    77797.9xx

    (Capture sample 2?)
    777974xx
    777963xx
    777575xx
    777781xx
    77782xxx
    777975xx, (dated 2013)
     
  2. blubarb Jan 2, 2016

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    Using the GTP formula as an estimator, the first estimates would suggest a number of 1056. Interesting to see how this will change as more serial numbers come to light.

    Ps. I think Repoman's "wild guess" might end up not being so wild.

    Happy to be corrected and there is no warranty or guarantee as to the quality of my pathetic math ability. :)!
     
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  3. friendharry Jan 2, 2016

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    My guess is different : 1954 were produced. That's simply the year the cartoon "On a marché sur la Lune" ("we walked on the Moon") was issued....
    So 1954 is the number if it was supposed to be a Limited Edition ;)
     
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  4. friendharry Jan 2, 2016

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    2 other options :
    On a marché sur la Lune was 1st released as a cartoon in the newspaper Tintin : it started in1950 - date of the 1st episode till 1953 (the last one) and was published as a whole story in 1954.
    1950, 1953 or 1954?
    I'd guess 1953 as 2013 was when the 1st Speedie Tintin was released. 60th anniversary !
     
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  5. blubarb Jan 2, 2016

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    Or the number of copies published...where does it end (or begin). Stay with the maths, it's safer. ;-)

    Of course you have to think that production might have ceased prematurely when Moulinsart pulled the pin on the project. So numbers produced will most likely be far less than possible estimates. So 1954 may have been the LE number (though I don't think it would be that low), real production numbers at this point are under that I believe
     
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  6. friendharry Jan 2, 2016

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    Omega always releases LE linked to a specific year. So it should be around 1950 to 54. For production purplses, Omega might have ordered dials before the Moulinsart issues reached to an end.
     
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  7. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 2, 2016

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    Seen a few threads about the tintin in the last few months.

    So you do all realise they have a heap of LE case backs with the boy, rocket and the dog (never read or seen a tintin movie/ cartoon so don't even know names) sitting somewhere at Omega.....:whistling:
     
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  8. friendharry Jan 2, 2016

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    the dog's name is Milou (in french)
     
  9. LawBrk Jan 2, 2016

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    Yes it was!!! :mad: :whipped:
     
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  10. dubois Jan 2, 2016

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    le nombre exact de production Tintin serait de 1953 pièces. ce qui correspond à l'année de production de "Destination Lune" que le dernier modèle "Snoopy Apollo 13"
    1970 meilleur produit qui correspond à l'année de la mission Apollo 13 en 1970 comme la réédition "Japan Racing", sorti en 2004 exemplaires en 2004
    voici ma théorie
     
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  11. dubois Jan 2, 2016

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    seek and find with my friend Eric
     
  12. blubarb Jan 2, 2016

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    Thank you, Friendharry. I believe that is generally correct for Omega to have, where possible, a link to a year and this only makes sense in creating a LE; however, there are also some tenuous (playful maybe) links for example the Speedy Ann with 5957 pieces. There are a number of departures, I believe, which make it a rule of thumb rather than a given, eg:

    Omega Seamaster 300 "Spectre" Limited Edition. Available in a numbered series of x/7,007 pieces.
    James Bond 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Ref. 2537.80.00. Limited Edition number: x/10,007
    Speedmaster Apollo XI 1969 Yellow Gold: 1014
    Speedmaster Apollo XI 1980 Yellow Gold: 300
    Speedmaster Apollo XI 20th Anniversary: 6000 (numbered 2000 USA, unnumbered 4000 rest of world)
    Speedmaster Apollo XI 35th Anniversary: 3500
    Speedmaster 50th Ann. (Gold seahorse): 5957
    Apollo XI 40th Ann: 7969 (again the link in the last two digits)

    I think the Japanese Mitsukoshi had only 300 pieces.

    Thinking on your point, It may also possible that Omega were aiming for a 60th year anniversary of the publication with an LE of 6000 as seen with the 100 multiplier as in the Apollo XI 35th LE but cut short production on the breakdown of the deal as the stats would suggest. Or it could have been 2014 as Dubois and you suggest, citing how Omega settled on the LE of 2004 for the "Japan racing" edition. Either way, using the "German a Tank Problem" formula given the serial numbers seen to date with one sample in the 900s we are looking at circa 1000 pieces known predicated on consecutive serial end numbers alone.

    I would hazard a guess that this would have Been slated as a LE rather than a numbered edition. Of course what we have here is neither a limited edition or a numbered edition. It is a true Omega blip, and until someone at Omega talks we will be continually guessing. However, in the meantime, the historical accuracy of the GTP formula is legendary, I just hope I have applied it correctly - we must have a statistician or mathematician member somewhere.
     
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  13. blubarb Jan 2, 2016

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    This is where we need the Mission Impossible team to seek and retrieve. Just saying. :whistling:
     
  14. rominvicta Jan 3, 2016

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    Hi Blubarb,
    I am new to both the forum and omega brand. Recently bought a tintin one and number is within your range - 77.797.7xx.
    I hope that helps to resolve the issue to some extend.
     
  15. blubarb Jan 3, 2016

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    Thank you Rominvicta and welcome to the best watch forum in the universe. :D
     
  16. ezody68 Jan 5, 2016

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    Hi
    Am new to this forum, got my tintin 777977xx
     
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  17. blubarb Jan 5, 2016

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    Welcome ezody68. Great watch you bought there.
     
  18. DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 5, 2016

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    I should take the links out of mine and actually wear it!
     
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  19. eric06t Jan 5, 2016

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  20. dubois Jan 5, 2016

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    Good evening everyone I saw on a site known for auction sales a named Tintin Speedmaster 60th Anniversary with a price of $ 6,475