Congratulations Jeff

Jan 31, 2011,10:17 AM

The dials are rare in state.


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Deep Down it's Beautiful...

 By: DrStrong : January 30th, 2011-04:30
I have finally found the Seamaster 600 Ploprof that I had been hunting for quite some time this is a beast ! Launched in 1970, the Ploprof is the Omega counterpart to the Rolex Sea Dweller - Poprof stands for “Plongeur Professionnel” - but the o...  


 By: mac_omega : January 30th, 2011-05:00
Hi, fabulous post and a hell of watch! Exceptional condition - congrats and enjoy! Erich

Thanks Erich [nt]

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:02
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Now that is the gen-u-wine article!

 By: Gary G : January 30th, 2011-06:04
Congrats on this marvelous original piece! I'm clearly less of a purist (but, I hope, not less of a Purist) when it comes to this watch, so the piece that I have has the updated hands and bezel (and was a later series watch than yours, as is obvious from ...  

"It may not look pretty on the surface, but deep down its beautiful"....

 By: i_am_Sam : January 30th, 2011-06:56
Such a great way to describe this watch... This is a fine example of true tool-watch... Functionality over design... Very geeky looking watch but I say it's really cool! And Mr. Agnelli could really pull it off... I'm actually quite interested to know mor... 

Details of he crown protecting system

 By: DrStrong : January 30th, 2011-07:10

Thanks for the technical drawing Dr Strong [nt]

 By: i_am_Sam : January 30th, 2011-07:20
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Great post on a extraordinary watch..

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : January 30th, 2011-10:00
...thanks for sharing your thoughts and great and detailed pictures. Seems like your long hunt has been very fruitful when looking at your nice example A question though, is this a Omega patent or..? Best Hans

The case is subject to several patents

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:08
(Credit: Carlos)...  

Agreed, Jeff... The Ploprof belongs to the selective club of great diving watches.

 By: amanico : January 30th, 2011-10:58
It technical and orignal case makes all the difference. Not evident to wear on an everyday basis, but hey, a " strong " watch. Best, and thanks for this nice and interesting post. Nicolas.

My pleasure my friend ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:09
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Tool watch!!!!

 By: MattS : January 30th, 2011-12:18
This is truely a piece of history, I'm not a big fan aesthetically, not easy to wear but for sure great to have in a divers collection. Great post and pictures Jeff. Thanks Matt

A tool watch indeed...

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:11
...and a challenge to wear for an extreme watch collector...LOL

I'm all up for challenges...

 By: MattS : January 31st, 2011-07:47

Wow !!!

 By: neurona : January 30th, 2011-15:52
Congrats, Jeff !!! wow !!! It´s a very, very important unit, with a a very rare 1st Gen. dial and hands in excellent condition, wellcome to the Ploprof owners fans club !!! I´m very happy for you, my friend. Kind regards from Spain. Carlos.

Feel free to add informations about the Ploprof...

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:13
...since you're more an expert here than I am. Cheers Jeff

Thanks for your words

 By: neurona : January 31st, 2011-14:15
Thanks for your words, Jeff, but you are very modest, you´re agreat connoiseur. Cheers !!!

Congratulations on the great new, er, old PloProf!

 By: dxboon : January 30th, 2011-16:39
What a stunning example of a classic diver. This design is a polarizing one. You look at its chunky angles -- all squares and intersecting circles, and at first think -- "What?!" Then, your eyes start roving over the case a bit more, then the dial; notici... 

Thanks Daos !

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:15
for me it was not "love at first sight", it took me several years to get accustomed to that design ! Cheers Jeff

Congrats and Thanks Jeff..

 By: EdwardL : January 30th, 2011-18:17
You have not only feasted our eyes with those delicious pictures, but have educated us too. A BIG Thank You. Ed

It's my pleasure Ed [nt]

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:16
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awesome piece...

 By: ocwatching : January 30th, 2011-18:57
love the write up and love the piece

The perfect Omega . . .

 By: Dr No : January 30th, 2011-23:40
. . . for a Purist Consiglieri. One slap across the face with the Ploprof on your wrist will be enough to shut up any chiacchierone!...  


 By: neurona : January 31st, 2011-01:18
Specially if a big hand... Cheers !!!...  

Wow that's a clean example !! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:20
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"May also be used as a weapon"....LOL [nt]

 By: DrStrong : January 31st, 2011-07:18
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Cool post ....

 By: aboen : January 31st, 2011-10:12
always been a sucker for there over engineered diver, you post is making me consider one of these legendary Omega. Thanks Drew

Congratulations Jeff

 By: Pimousse : January 31st, 2011-10:17
The dials are rare in state. Mine...  

Merci mon ami !

 By: DrStrong : February 1st, 2011-00:56
c'est en grande partie ta montre qui m'a donné envie d'une Ploprof ! Amicalement Jeff

that is a superb example Jeff

 By: G99 : January 31st, 2011-11:26
like Gary i had the later model although it was only a couple of years ago i realised there were 2 versions. its great to see a 40 year old dive watch in original condition especially as it looks to have been used for its correct purpose. Jeff, you are de... 

Not sure if I'm the king....

 By: DrStrong : February 1st, 2011-01:00
...but I definitely like these watches ! Here are some 1970's professional divers......  

A classic watch in its own class !!

 By: Bill Sohne : January 31st, 2011-13:00
HI Jeff I have a warm spot for these watches... They are not that BIG in comparison to today's styles .... very wearable watch. This is a FORM fits function... You know at the factory these watches were tested to 1000m before shipping them out !! I just g... 

Agreed !

 By: DrStrong : February 1st, 2011-01:04
the watch is pretty much wearable in today's standards, as wearable as any Panerai for instance. Plus the cool design is very up to date ;-) Cheers Jeff

Thanks a lot ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : February 2nd, 2011-06:47
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Rugged look

 By: grigo : February 1st, 2011-07:32
I really like that rugged look. Tools watches are cool. If I didn't already have so many projects on my plate, I would probably get one. Best regards, George

The ultimate rugged look I would say ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : February 2nd, 2011-06:48
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a lovely leviathan! [nt]

 By: playtime : February 1st, 2011-20:26
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Nicely said ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : February 2nd, 2011-06:53
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Great post on a real icon... thank you! :) [nt]

 By: Miranda : February 3rd, 2011-05:48
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You are welcome ! [nt]

 By: DrStrong : February 7th, 2011-04:17
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awesome catch...

 By: FanFrancisco : February 4th, 2011-07:33
... the condition looks excellent indeed. congrats on such great catch. stefan

The condition is...not so bad....LOL [nt]

 By: DrStrong : February 7th, 2011-05:00
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Huge congratulations Dr Strong!!

 By: flightmaster71 : February 7th, 2011-03:16
You've achieved one of my watch/life goals so my hat is off to you. I dearly love the original PloProf and have done so since my best mate inherited one from his dad who was a mad keen diver in the 70's. The closest I get to owning one is admiring his, he...  

Here's the other Agnelli picture

 By: DrStrong : February 7th, 2011-05:24
by the way, I really like that serie of old ads put together in a frame, it's really cool ! Cheers Jeff...  

That's the one.

 By: flightmaster71 : February 8th, 2011-00:32
Agnelli sure looks cool in that shot, the archetype of a thousand yard stare. Thanks Jeff. Take care, Zac

great watch drstrong and thanks for the detailed review

 By: georgeszaslavsky : May 16th, 2011-20:46
One of the best and one of the most technically advanced Omega of its time, it didn't have an helium valve but during the water resistance tests, it resisted to 1370m !! The watch just stopped to function, so in fact the watch was resistant to twice the o...