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Omega Dive Watches Never Produced

Postby koimaster » July 16th 2016, 11:54am

4 Omega Dive Watches That Never Made It Into Production

Written by Roger Ruegger, July 14, 2016


When it comes to museums operated by watch brands, the Omega museum in Bienne is definitely one worth a visit (and if you’re not planning a trip to Switzerland, there’s a website as well: www.omegamuseum.com). It is located just across from Omega HQ, admission is free, it’s open on Saturdays as well as during the week, and — best of all — you get to see hundreds of watches, clocks, movements, and instruments displaying more than a century of the brand’s fascinating history.

Of course, among all these exhibits are quite a few dive watches, given the Omega watch brand’s rich history in manufacturing watches for underwater use.

Along with a comprehensive lineup of past and current Omega Seamaster watches, we discovered four prototype watches on display at the museum that we felt were worthy of attention. Here they are, along with photos:

• A “Super Compressor” case prototype from 1969 with a 52-mm diameter and a flexible caseback intended to be used in helium-saturated environments. Probably because the Omega Seamaster 600 from that time was put “through our helium test […] This test showed that the 600 is one hundred times as air- and water-tight as the Apollo spacecraft.” Omega did not pursue the concept of a helium release valve further until the 1990s.


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Re: Omega Dive Watches Never Produced

Postby foghorn » July 16th 2016, 12:10pm

Too bad the Ploppoof ProPlop PoopPlop PoohPhluph Ploproof Plo fucking prof wasn't one of them.
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Re: Omega Dive Watches Never Produced

Postby conjurer » July 16th 2016, 12:30pm

foghorn wrote:Too bad the Ploppoof ProPlop PoopPlop PoohPhluph Ploproof Plo fucking prof wasn't one of them.


What's wrong with the proplopper, foggy? I like it. It gives me a throbbing, ropey boner.
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Re: Omega Dive Watches Never Produced

Postby Mortuus » July 16th 2016, 3:54pm

Floppy roping ploprof boners aside, let's just hope that eyalalo never sees that 52mm model and decides it'll be the next hydro-monster from invicter. And that goes double for the Jason Tailor version.
Okay, so I was wrong... http://thewatchforum.net/forum/index.php ...but I was never so glad to be incorrect... ;)
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Re: Omega Dive Watches Never Produced

Postby TemerityB » July 16th 2016, 7:02pm

Mortuus wrote:Floppy roping ploprof boners aside, let's just hope that eyalalo never sees that 52mm model and decides it'll be the next hydro-monster from invicter. And that goes double for the Jason Tailor version.


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