Omega Seamaster 200 Banana dive watch


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This is an uncommon OMEGA SEAMASTER 200m. dive watch from 1970 we call the “BANANA 200”. We coined the name of this watch “BANANA 200” in 2008 here at “WatchesToBuy” and it seems to have stuck! We have sold more of these than any other dealer in the world. This does not mean they are common; they are in fact quite rare to find. We simply seek them out worldwide. They dials were also originally printed in gray and in black configurations; with all variations being quite uncommon. French military divers were known to wear these watches. The massive case measures 41mm. not including the crown, with mineral glass (original) crystal. This crystal has the tiniest of marks – barley visible. In the future if you should desire a new crystal OMEGA does supply them still (but I would not touch this one). The vibrant and original rotating bezel clicks one step at a time. There are minor scuffs and one tiny crack at 9 o’clock which is barely noticeable and is always common to find on these acrylic bezels. This bezel is not available (new) from OMEGA any more, and has not been for YEARS. We have seen these watches with “destroyed” acrylic bezels. Finding a decent bezel installed on an a SEAMASTER 200 is DIFFICULT. The dial is completely original and NOT a factory replacement (which is slightly different) and often seen on these watches. The hands are factory original with matching lume. The original screw-down crown is present. The caliber 565 was the only movement used in these OMEGAS-very robust automatic, having swan’s neck regulation-this one cleaned and accurate. The original and uncommon bracelet is also present, further adding to the value of this package. We seek these watches throughout the world – they are becoming VERY hard to find in all original condition!

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