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Strange Omega bracelet, anyone know what it is for?

  1. michael e

    michael e Jun 23, 2016

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    I have never seen one of these before and I have had my snout near a few Omega parts in the past.
    Does anyone know what watch it is for?
    It looks like a pre 7077 type bracelet but with different links, the stretch links are more like a Rolex rivet bracelet.
    The clasp code is CA1964, I do not think this could be the date as the bracelet looks an older style.
    Any ideas? Ends are 19mm,
    Could it be a knocked together bracelet?
    Thanks Michael
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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 23, 2016

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    That's a 7077.. Nice one too!
     
  3. michael e

    michael e Jun 23, 2016

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    It is quite different from a 7077, the stretch links are not the same, neither are the end pieces or links.
    It appears not to be a put together on close inspection so is a strange one.
    Thanks Michael
     
  4. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 23, 2016

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    Well well well.

    ::popcorn::
     
  5. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jun 23, 2016

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    ::facepalm1::
     
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  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 23, 2016

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    That's Captain Pickard! And a nice one too!
     
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  7. Emeister

    Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude Jun 23, 2016

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    Paging @mstanga and Gino (has he left us? :() @ginobi

    What are your thoughts on the Omega logo on top of the clasp Michael?
    Not knowledgeable enough to infer anything but it does seem quite different to the 7077's. (very 'open'/straight).
    Would it imply a different date period?

    I 'thought' we'd previously discussed similar clasps with the tri-fold centres as being for smaller watches (possibly ladies watches?).
    Though this one is matched up with 19mm end links. ::confused2::
    Does the width of the clasp differ to your 7077's?

    My google images skills can't find anything close to riveted double stretch links. :(
    Do the 'pinched' sides on the back of the links ring any bells with anyone?

    Maybe need to canvas a broader watch audience.
     
    Edited Jun 23, 2016
  8. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 24, 2016

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    Hi Michael,

    I'm actually wearing one of these sort of 7077's right now.

    Here are a couple pictures of the clasp and links. I have serious reservations about yours, the normal links, the logo, the double stretch links all look a bit fishy. The open part of the clasp also is different.

    I'll let you decide but I think 100% put together to look like a 7077 with maybe a couple of bits of the clasp being correct.

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  9. marturx

    marturx Jun 24, 2016

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    OP's bracelet has to be fake. Cannot be for real
     
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  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 24, 2016

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    Prototype?
     
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  11. michael e

    michael e Jun 24, 2016

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    I wouldn't jump straight to that conclusion just because we haven't seen one before .
    The bracelet is very old and nicely made I think.
    No chareteristics of being made last week.
    Thanks Michael
     
  12. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 24, 2016

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    More an informed hypothesis as we've seen the range. As usual one in the wild can help us all update our knowledge bank
     
  13. cristos71

    cristos71 Jun 24, 2016

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    Here's a few of my 7077's including on the far right a transitional with single stretch links and third from right the kind of 7077 variant in question with the open clasp.

    All the clasps are short and with a well rounded protruding Omega symbol. The Omega symbols on the gold ones being much more detailed and finely defined.

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  14. marturx

    marturx Jun 24, 2016

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    Dear Michael. You did ask for opinions, and you got mine, I'm sorry if it's not what you wanted to hear.

    When you say it's very old, what do you base that statement upon? Also, where did you get it from? That would be interesting to know. Southeast Asia?
     
  15. michael e

    michael e Jun 24, 2016

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  16. BASE1000

    BASE1000 Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 24, 2016

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    could be a transitional prototype. This kind of imprint on the clasp has nothing in comon with the prints usually being seen on 7077, no matter if triple fold or double fold.
     
  17. michael e

    michael e Jun 24, 2016

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    Hello.
    The bracelet was bought from India. (alarm bells I know)

    You can say what you like of course, I enjoy the discussion to be honest regarding odd things like this, closing the topic down just like that without more investigation doesn't lay easy with me though ,so please do not take my comment as a go at you because it is not.:thumbsup:

    I would rather give it more of a chance before it goes in a drawer to be forgotten about.
    I have had a good look today and can say that it is old, you would agree I think if you held it in your hands, I have handled 100s of Rolex and Omega vintage bracelets and the wear and general construction of this bracelet feels good to me.

    I do not believe it is an old or new fake, and if it is a fake it was made long ago and that would not make sense to me.
    I can see no skulduggery going on regarding its construction either everything looks professionally made by vintage standards, I even like the way the end pieces clip onto the bracelet ends too.
    It just feels right to me but I could be wrong, it would not be the first time.
    Cheers Michael
     
  18. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Jun 24, 2016

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    The end pieces indeed look superior to most other Omega end pieces, except the solid ones.
     
  19. marturx

    marturx Jun 24, 2016

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    OK, so what did you pay? A 100 rupies? And now hoping for the deal of the month? :)
     
  20. michael e

    michael e Jun 24, 2016

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    Yes of course I am, (isn't everyone?) this will be a super rare, one off prototype by the time I have finished. ;)
     
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