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Hi, Did any of the 1960's Omega Seamaster's have a bubble date like this or is this an aftermarket lens? The inscription on the back shows it was a gift in 1969. The crown is definitely not original.
 

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I seem to recall seeing magnification windows on Omega dates before, but have no details about which watches.
 

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Thanks, the bubble (or magnifier) is on the inside, top of crystal is smooth.
 

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Original Omega crystals have an etched Omega symbol in the very centre of the crystal and it can usually be seen quite clearly in photographs. If there is no etched symbol then either the crystal has been severely polished or it is a generic crystal. My view is that it's probably a generic changed at service, because very few early 60s Seamasters had the cyclops at the date.
 

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So I opened the case and it is a calibre 560 seamaster which has an interesting history (especially in stainless) if for conversation only. Very likely a replacement crystal.
 
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