A prototype, a mystery or a simple frankenwatch???

Sep 24, 2015,14:37 PM


This watch belongs to a dear friend, that acquired it based on a story.

As every Purist must know, a good story don't make a real watch but I simply don't know.

The story is that this watch was assembled by a local team of watchmakers during a training session that Omega used to provide here during the 60's to early 70's.

The story continues stating that this was a prototype of a watch that never entered on the Omega production line.

It seems to me based on the Omega ST 176.007.

I had one 176.007 for few hours:

Here is the mysterious watch:

Notice that it's somehow a left handed one!

The dial seems to me original, but what I know about 70's watches.

I could not locate anything similar to it on the Omega "black book".

Here is the caseback. I didn't opened the case.

Side view. Crown seems to fit.

Now the big question for our resident experts:

It's real?
It's a true prototype?

I don't have a clue.

Thanks for seeing.


This message has been edited by nilomis on 2015-09-24 14:38:07 This message has been edited by nilomis on 2015-09-24 17:11:08

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I'm stumped, Nilo. I've never seen anything like it. Time to call . . .

 By: Dr No : September 26th, 2015-20:21
. . . the experts; hopefully, I'll have feedback tomorrow. Art

It's a really cool-looking watch.

 By: TheMadDruid : October 28th, 2015-18:57
The fume dial was an idea back then? And I guess no information has come to light on it.