The correct bracelet for this Seamaster

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  1. Jubilado

    Jubilado Registered User

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    Before I knew of this site, I passed a family Omega Seamaster to my son. He is now asking questions about it and has sent me three photos.

    I believe that it was new in the 1960s and would be grateful for any information that might be available. My son thinks that the leather strap is not original and wonders what should replace it.

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  2. T Time

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    Hi,
    This is a shot of one of mine from the same era, non date.
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    Sorry to have to admit my age but I purchased it new and it came on a leather strap, since then I have worn it on an assortment of ss bracelets and for me that is what works.
    As an aside I am certainly no expert but is that a screw caseback on yours, to me it does look unusual but hopefully an expert will pass on some wisdom.
     
  3. bptanguay

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    #3 bptanguay, May 6, 2012
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    I wear the same model Omega as Jubilado, it's a solid case, the movement is removed through the crystal. The stem is a two piece that snaps together or apart.
    There is a ring that holds the movement in the case, you rotate it until the case clamps are clear and it drops out very easily.
    Probably an Omega 550 movement. Great watch. I've used expansion bands, but lately I use a stitched leather strap.
     
  4. T Time

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    Boy that was fast, question answered. Two piece stem, only encountered them once before and it was a bit of a heart wrenching moment removing it, just didn't feel natural exerting so much pressure.
    Thank you for sharing.
     
  5. Jubilado

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    bptanguay: Sadly, I no longer wear it but my son is very happy with it. I will tell him how to remove the movement - if he dares to do that, he can see the number and find out more about it. Thank you for your comment.
     
  6. m.underwood

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    Most of the Seamasters I've seen from that era have been on leather straps. I have seen the occasional one on an original stainless bracelet, but they usually have heavier lugs. Here is one of my similarly aged Constellations (551 movement, a watch in my weekly rotation) on it's original Omega stainless bracelet.

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    If you *really* want to know what the watch came with, Omega has an "Extract of the Archives" program where they can research the information for you. You will need to provide them with the watch's serial number. The service is not cheap however.
     
  7. sderek

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    I may be able to tell you what bands may have been original to the watch, but you'll have to tell me the case reference number. It should be on the inside of the caseback.
     
  8. sderek

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    There is also free information available at this Omega site based on your case reference number. http://www.omegawatches.com/spirit/history/vintage-omegas/vintage-watches-database
     
  9. Jubilado

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    Thank you for the information and the kind offer. At present, my son is too nervous to open his watch and look for numbers. I'm sure that he will let me know if he changes his mind or finds a knowledgeable friend to help him.
     

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