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Thread: WatchCo Baby Ploprof (Seamaster 120m) versus Original

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    WatchCo Baby Ploprof (Seamaster 120m) versus Original

    Is there a definitive way to tell the difference between a WatchCo rebuild and an Original 120M?

    OK - the WatchCo could look like NOS, but since they stopped selling them a few years ago they are beginning to show signs of wear

    The serial number is usually within the original number range for the 1970's as many used "old" omega movements

    Did the original come on a Flightmaster 1162 bracelet with 172 end links?

    Dealer prices for both the original and a good WatchCo rebuild seem to be similar - with the original in good condition maybe selling for a little more
    Last edited by BillN; 22nd September 2019 at 12:12.

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    Original dials tend to have a double baton at 12 whereas watchco usually have a single baton. Also original bezels had lumed numbers donít think the service replacements did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin10 View Post
    Original dials tend to have a double baton at 12 whereas watchco usually have a single baton. Also original bezels had lumed numbers don’t think the service replacements did.
    Thanks

    Many of the models advertised as such look like WatchCo rebuilds to me, but they are not advertised as such

    https://www.chrono24.co.uk/omega/ref-1660250.htm

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    An extract from the archives will confirm which watch the movement came from.

    99.9% of the very good condition watches are rebuilds from parts from the likes of Watchco.

    I think they are great value - how much is a new boring Omega? I wish I'd kept every build that I'd bought over the years.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Here's mine - a WatchCo - although I have an original bracelet

    discovered it yesterday after a few years of not wearing it


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    The points about the single baton and non-lumed bezel are correct for the WatchCo versions. Beautiful little watch - I regret selling mine.

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    The originals should have t<25 on the dial too, the service dials donít.
    Cheers..
    Jase

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