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    Hi all,

    If anybody can provide an ID for this (1960/70s?) Omega it would be much appreciated. My friend inherited it and I'd like to get some info without her having to remove the back.

    I think it would make a lovely looking watch with a little bit of TLC - 'simple clean lines'

    Thanks in advance for any info you guys can provide,

    Rich.
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    I'd say it's quite possibly earlier than the 60s. The movement is probably 27CHRO C12 or its' renamed version c321. It looks like you are missing one of the pushers. The movement first appears around 1943. The early chronographs with this movement had the rectangular pushers. I could only find one version in the 60s that still used the rectangular pushers. The c321 is also the movement that was first used in the speedmasters and was in the watches that actually were worn on the moon. I have a version of that watch that was made in 1997.
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    At various times they were part of the seamaster collection, the deville collection or nonames. Mine is a deville prestige. You can hunt around the Omega vintage watch database OMEGA Watches: Vintage Watches Database and search for those 2 calibers. None of the ones I looked at are exactly like your watch but some are close. The serial number on the movement will help pin it down but that will involve opening up the watch.

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    Nice piece
    Ulackfocus is the expert on Omega.

    Single pusher makes it special.
    without movement picture I would say 50s

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    It is a 101.010 or 141.010. It's not a single pusher. One is missing. It's a 3 register chronograph with c321, which operates with 2 pushers. It dates from 1966.

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    Thank you very much richardew for taking the time to provide this info. Very interested to hear that it has the same movement as the original Speedmaster and to pin it down to 1966. I wonder if the original designers would have ever thought that their watch movement would be landing on the moon 26 years later??

    I should have said in the original post that it is missing its top pusher to avoid confusion. The watch is currently a non runner - I have given my friend the details of my watchmaker to obtain a quote. If she does send it off I'll ask him to note down the movement/case number for the record and update this thread.

    I hope that it is repairable and can be restored to its former glory - a fantastic heirloom to pass down

    Thanks again,

    Rich.

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    You'll need a good watchmaker who is experienced with Omega chronographs. The c321 is a robust movement that passed a battery of tests before being selected by NASA. Routine service on the movement should cost ~$600. Omega charges $1125 and only does the work in Bienne. I imagine that the missing pusher might be hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardew View Post
    You'll need a good watchmaker who is experienced with Omega chronographs. The c321 is a robust movement that passed a battery of tests before being selected by NASA. Routine service on the movement should cost ~$600. Omega charges $1125 and only does the work in Bienne. I imagine that the missing pusher might be hard to find.
    Yes it will be quite an investment if she does get it seen to. As you say I guess the square pusher will be as rare as hens teeth. Stumbled across this advert from December 1964 - thanks again for your input.
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