OMEGA SEAMASTER PLOPROF AUTOMATIC 166.077 MK 1 600M Cal 1002 MESH PLONGEUR PROOmega
Ploprof MK 1
The Omega Seamaster 600 Ploprof is one of the most influential and important dive watches ever constructed. In very deep dives, divers breathe a combination of primarily helium and oxygen. The helium molecules are small and can penetrate a dive watch's gaskets. When they decompress on their way to the surface, those molecules can expand, causing the crystal to pop off. One of the solutions is to add a helium release valve. The other one, which was used by the Ploprof, was to make the watch impervious to helium. These watches were rated at 600m, but under independent testing they were actually good to 1300m, at which point the crystal touched the second hand. The Ploprof was actually more waterproof and air tight than a submarine or any manned spacecraft. In addition to superior water tightness, this watch had a button that would unlock the bezel and a crown held in place by a threaded ring. This watch is an absolutely stunning original example. It is the third execution from the mid 70's and the entire watch is original and unmolested. The 1002 Omega movement is running great and has a hacking seconds and a quick set date. A lot of these watches have been rebuilt with service parts over the years and it is rare to find an unpolished Ploprof with original hands, dial and bezel like this one. If you are looking for an investment grade example, this is the one.
Ref #: 166.077
Diameter: 44 mm w/out crown, 55 mm w/crown, 46 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 24 mm at the lugs tapering to 20 mm (will take a 24 mm bracelet)
Height: 19 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 600 meters
Gram Weight: 181 grams
Movement: Omega 1002
Crystal: Original MINERAL with some scratches
Strap/Bracelet: Omega OEM mesh bracelet
Case: Massive monoblock STAINLESS STEEL case with the textured solid back, button release acrylic insert bezel and square screw down crown. Case is slightly worn, but has never been restored. The complex factory brushing is all there. The button for releasing the crown works perfectly.
Dial: BLUE with bubbling from age which has created a matte/texture effect that looks very cool, original hands are in very nice shape and match the dial lume, orange sword minute still showing good color
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): very nice original vintage condition, dial with a bubbling effect but otherwise very good overall
Box/Papers: Watch only
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