SOLD – 1979 Omega Seamaster PloProf Ref. 166.077
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This Seamaster 600 “PloProf” reference 166.077 dates to 1979 and features its original blue dial in excellent condition together with its original hands. This example features the fourth iteration dial referred to as “D4” which has flat-top “A” in “AUTOMATIC”. The luminous on the dial appears original and matching with the hands, both showing a nice patina. The large stainless steel case appears in excellent unpolished condition and has a case width of 55.5mm. This example has the “Mark 2” case which was the third iteration case and “B2” bezel all in keeping with the year of production. The bezel is in excellent condition showing a nice patina and no damage.
The movement that powers this Seamaster 600 is the automatic calibre 1002, which is clean and fully functioning. The cal. 1002 is believed to have been the last movement exclusively made by Omega. It was a commonly used Omega movement which was regularly replaced during an Omega service with over 60% having been replaced on this model over the years. This example features its original movement making it rare amongst other examples that are offered with replacement movements and without archives. The movement serial number 33.1xx.xxx corresponds to the Omega archive extract dating the watch to 1979 and delivery to Israel.
Additionally, this example has the Omega bracelet ref. 1162 with 162 end links which is believed to be original and correct. At the time these bracelets were an additional extra, with most of these watches sold with Isofrane straps. The bracelet is in excellent condition matching the overall condition of the watch. The archive presented with the watch refers to the bracelet reference as 1170/626 which we believe is incorrect.
The condition of this watch together with its documentation makes it one of the best examples we have come across. The Seamaster 600 watches from the 1970s are held in high regard by collectors for their innovative and complex design. The Seamaster 600 was not only a complex diving tool used but over 1500 commercial divers during the 60’s, but due to its style it was also a popular watch worn by the likes of Gianni Agnelli, chairman of Ferrari and Fiat.
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