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Omega Seamaster Banana 200

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This is an EXTREMELY clean and very RARE OMEGA SEAMASTER 200m. dive watch from 1970 (with 31 million serial) we call the “BANANA 200”. I coined the name of this watch the “BANANA 200” about 5 years ago here at WatchesToBuy and it seems to have stuck! We have sold more of these than any other dealer in the world. They dials were also originally printed in gray and in black dial configurations and we named “the poppy 200” 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) scratchless crystal. The vibrant and original rotating bezel clicks one step at a time and is in close to pristine shape compared to others we have found. 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 and hands  are OMEGA factory replacements and pristine. 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 other special part of this watch is the very clean case and sharp edges!  The case back has some tool marks that could easily be polished away-we left them to keep the watch original. We seek for these watches throughout the world-they are becoming VERY hard to find.

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