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  1. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 22, 2015

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  2. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Jun 22, 2015

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    Looks like the bezel is there but the insert is missing, apparently there is a guy called Aldo in Italy who handmakes new ones. Maybe more photo's have been added since your post but there is now a movement shot and it looks OK to my untrained eye. I also like the look of the dial and hands. Though the case looks heavily polished.
     
  3. emilio

    emilio Jun 23, 2015

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    Hmmm thought 165.014's should have an other dial.. This looks like an earlier dial. But I will sent cristos a pm for you ;)
     
  4. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 29, 2015

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    Ok so I bought this for what seemed like a good price. In the flesh it is much, much better than those photos. Nicely patinated and the face is very faintly brown. Genuine story and it seems to be the full monty. It is slightly polished, but I think was shot under some very strong glary lights. Nothing like the photos look. I will take it to my watchmaker this week as I am certain it has not been serviced for years.

    I have a few questions, which I hope some wise heads can help me with.
    1. Bezel insert. I have emailed Aldo in Italy who offers to make them. Is this a good idea? Are there any other options?
    2. What gives with the bracelet. It has an Omega symbol on the clasp, but no numbers or anything else. Is this something or is it just a made up thing?
    3. What bracelet would be appropriate? Although I am thinking of a leather strap, it would be good to know what sort of SS would be of the correct era.
     
  5. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 29, 2015

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  6. watchlovr

    watchlovr Jun 29, 2015

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    Aldo does amazing work but you will wait months, and I don't mean one or two.
    There are others who can do them but I've not seen their work, Tom Dick on here knows someone I believe.

    Bracelet is not of Omega manufacture and suitable alternatives are shown in the link above.
    I'd put it on a vintage rubber Tropic with Omega buckle.
    Nice piece.

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    I have a few questions, which I hope some wise heads can help me with.
    1. Bezel insert. I have emailed Aldo in Italy who offers to make them. Is this a good idea? Are there any other options?
    2. What gives with the bracelet. It has an Omega symbol on the clasp, but no numbers or anything else. Is this something or is it just a made up thing?
    3. What bracelet would be appropriate? Although I am thinking of a leather strap, it would be good to know what sort of SS would be of the correct era.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. the future

    the future Jun 29, 2015

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    What's the story?
     
  8. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 29, 2015

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    And where are the pics?!

    ::popcorn::
     
  9. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Jun 29, 2015

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    Would Omega have supplied them that way or left the OEM buckle on?

    Tom
     
  10. kox

    kox Jun 29, 2015

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    Some early 165.014-63's did have the dial from the 14755 and this is ok...serial is within the -63 range. Enjoy...
     
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  11. watchlovr

    watchlovr Jun 29, 2015

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  12. kox

    kox Jun 29, 2015

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    ... and vintage tropic (either swiss made one) looks great on the straight lug SM300's. Vintage shark is of course also nice on a diver. Below an old original Omega one. Whether the tropic straps were an officiel option is more hard to tell. Yes on the 165.024 as in the add perhaps but on the straight lugs, I think the tropic was not in vouge yet.
    The 7912 bracelet is all that, but if not for collection purpose, save your money.

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  13. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Jun 29, 2015

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    I do have what has been identified as a reproduction buckle as pictued in that link... and I bought a nice flat leather 20/16 Omega strap from Otto Frei... so lots of possibilities. I put back on my 1610/840 bracelet for today. :)

    Tom
     
  14. the future

    the future Jun 29, 2015

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    Really? I've never seen that before.
     
  15. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 29, 2015

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  16. kox

    kox Jun 29, 2015

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    Yes, really. Pretty normal on all the SM300 references that parts were "carried over" in the transition periods of sub references. Hands, dials, bezels etc. - just like on the speedies. ...

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