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I was browsing Chuck Maddox' key for the former Omega product reference codes (older 7 digit and more recent 8 digit) and realised that there is no explanation on the web of the new 14 digit codes (at least I'm not able to find one). So I decided to use my Sunday morning looking through catalogues and the Omega website to try and 'decode' the new product references, which I've summarised them in the following table.

There are a few items that I am not able to explain fully (particularly differing codes for steel cases and certain leather straps), however I believe that the rest of it is correct (no guarantees ;-)).

I hope this serves as a good reference and useful guide. If anyone has any input to this, or indeed an official Omega document showing the breakdown of the codes, please post here or send me the details and I can update the table.

 

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Thanks for the information Chronoscot, the new reference codes did look a tad daunting.
 

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It's all explained in the early pages of the Omega Master Catalogue. Unfortunately, my copy is currently behind four boxes of crap in my daughter's bedroom, but I'll fish it out, scan it and add it to your thread here. Gimme a couple of days.
Nice effort there, too, CS!
 

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From Omega 2010-2011 catalog.
 

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From Omega 2010-2011 catalog.
HHP, thank you for posting that great information! It seems that my puzzle solving Sunday morning covered a good deal of the codes, so wasn't totally in vain, but that certainly fills in the gaps.

Interesting to see that the second digit of the movement (DD) code represents the number of complications and that the date display is not considered a complication at all. This had me stumped as to why the cal 2500 is '20' and the cal 8500 is '21', but obviously the quick set hour hand is considered by Omega a complication. I'm also surprised that, given the cal 9300 has a '51' code, it has only one complication (the chronograph) and apparently no quick set hour hand like most of its cal 85xx 'cousins'.

Thanks again! I really have to get a hold of one of these master catalogues, they do have a lot of good information in them.
 

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HHP, thank you for posting that great information! It seems that my puzzle solving Sunday morning covered a good deal of the codes, so wasn't totally in vain, but that certainly fills in the gaps.
You are welcome. Attached is the PDF file of the codification table. For posting purpose, I had to magnify and cut into 3 parts. With the PDF copy you can enlarge it. Credit to Omega's prior year catalog (without price list and obsolete when new catalogs became available).
 

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Arrived here after trying to decipher (once again!) the old 7 digit Omega codes and was stumped on the two letters that indicate the metal used as I kept coming across a short list...well I finally stumbled on the mother of all two letter lists here : Elite Timepieces - Omega Wristwatch Serial Numbers with no less than 79 codes listed...

...it's still missing the TS code of the Omega X-33 though, any guesses ?

 
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