Stunning original and virtually unused example of Omega's iconic diving watch from 1970 - The Omega Seamaster 600 Ploprof (Plongeur Professional).
Developed in conjunction with the diving company Comex and the legendary Jacques Cousteau, Omega conceived and developed what was probably the first waterproof watch designed and built solely for the diving professional.
The watch took 4 years to develop and come to the market after extensive testing and arrived in 1970. It was nicknamed Ploprof by the French speaking development team and derives from the French term PLOngeur and PROFessional (Professional Diver).
Comex used early models of the Ploprof and continued their research into living underwater for prologed periods.
Here is a link to a website which has a huge amount of information about the Ploprof range of watches.
This watch is as close to mint as you are likely to find one of these. The majority of these watches have been used for what they were originally intended - diving! Hence they normally exhibit the inevitable signs of use associated with this physically demanding sport/ profession. All the surfaces and edges on this watch are virtually as the day it was first taken out of it's box. If you look at the photos closely you can even see that there are still the vestiges of the original protective coating in place which normally vanished after the first couple of trips under the water!
The watch has not been serviced but all functions are operating correctly and it is keeping excellent time. If it is intended to dive with this watch then it should be tested first to ensure that it retains it's designed waterproof integrity.
No box or papers.
This watch has what is known as the 'D2' dial which is the dial most sought after and preferred by collectors.
The whole watch - dial, hands, case and bezel are all virtually unmarked and as new.
Many examples of this watch you may see for sale have been repolished to remove the scars of decades of use and abuse - hence the cases have different profiles and sizes from the original. This watch has sat in a time warp for the last 40 years awaiting it's new owner!
This is a great opportunity to purchase this superb specimen of such an iconic watch and a great investment for the future.
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