Ploprof mystery...

Dec 04, 2018,03:39 AM

Looking a little bit closer (loupe), I found a tiny inscribed number on the case back. I read it as “100429B”. Anyone care to guess what it could mean?


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I have seen this on other Omega cases (late 60’s models)

 By: nomadgiles : December 4th, 2018-05:31
Might it refer to the case maker / watch assembler? Look forward to others replies. G.

These where tool watches and because there is no exterior serial number watchmakers would inscribe a number to identify it.

 By: Bill : December 4th, 2018-07:40
There was no other way for a watchmaker to keep track of repairs. This was not something Omega would do. A simple explanation. Best Bill

Thanks Bill,

 By: claes_t : December 4th, 2018-09:22
My question really stems from curiosity about the past life of watches. Would such inscriptions generally be an identifier of the actual person working on the watch, or does it mean something else completely?

It maybe posdible trace things back a little.

 By: Bill : December 4th, 2018-10:50
You have to get the movement serial number and get an ectract from the omega archives. If the watch was sold in your country you can maybe hunt down some known watchmakers and see if they have any stories to share. But as noted these watches have no ident... 

Agree, my first thought was some sort of watchmakers mark to identify the repair

 By: jayeyedoubleemmwhy : December 4th, 2018-11:38
I'm sure there are more inscriptions on the interior of the case once the movement is removed

I'm not even sure it's a watchmaker's mark. Could be an owner's mark . . .

 By: Dr No : December 4th, 2018-17:51
. . . where the owner was a diving outfit, with several watches on loan at any one time. Kinda like inscriptions on British military watches. Art