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Old 20 August 2016, 06:50 AM   #31
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One of my two ten-years-service presentation 16800s, this one with beautifully mellowed markers.



Look out for different versions of the dials on these.

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NOW THATS A WATCH!!!

Can't even bring myself to ask just how much it would take to get a watch like that!
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Old 22 August 2016, 01:41 AM   #32
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a nice pic

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Old 22 August 2016, 02:23 AM   #33
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Some no hole pics





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Old 3 September 2017, 10:58 AM   #34
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Ones without logos can still be quite correct, original Comex watches: I enjoy this one, being one of the very earliest issue numbers. A 5513 with helium escape valve.


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Hi Milton, Mine is exactly the same, No 139 at the back. I have it since 1979. I had another one prior to this but I left it with Comex Fareast when I left. 139 was given to me by Marseille.
Unfortunately it stopped tickling and there is no Comex agent over here. The nearest one is in Port Vlla in Vanuatu. It will have to waite until I travel to OZ or to EE...
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Old 4 September 2017, 07:23 PM   #35
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Hi Milton, Mine is exactly the same, No 139 at the back. I have it since 1979. I had another one prior to this but I left it with Comex Fareast when I left. 139 was given to me by Marseille.
Unfortunately it stopped tickling and there is no Comex agent over here. The nearest one is in Port Vlla in Vanuatu. It will have to waite until I travel to OZ or to EE...
Bonjour Alain,

Thanks for posting. You will realise that you have a very interesting and significantly valuable watch, of course. The ones with Comex logo on the dial sadly recognise even higher prices, but you still have a little treasure. I'm sure many of us would love to see some pictures of yours or to hear a little more of your own / the watch's diving history.

Don't ask me how, but I expect your watch's unique case number (between the lugs at the six o'clock end, hidden by the bracelet) ends in xxxxx67, yes?

In any event, please do not have any work carried out by anyone, even a Rolex main agent or service centre, without refering back here so that we may just help you avoid any pitfalls that can catch the unwary.

I suspect that we will know a few figures in common from the world of professional diving in those decades!

KRs,

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Old 5 September 2017, 12:05 PM   #36
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Such a great resource for one of the more mysterious sub models, thanks to all that contributed :)
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Old 25 December 2017, 01:33 AM   #37
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Hi Milton, Mine is exactly the same, No 139 at the back. I have it since 1979. I had another one prior to this but I left it with Comex Fareast when I left. 139 was given to me by Marseille.
Unfortunately it stopped tickling and there is no Comex agent over here. The nearest one is in Port Vlla in Vanuatu. It will have to waite until I travel to OZ or to EE...
Looks like 139 is up for sale.....

http://www.network54.com/Forum/20767...ref.5514+Comex



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Bonjour Alain,

Thanks for posting. You will realise that you have a very interesting and significantly valuable watch, of course. The ones with Comex logo on the dial sadly recognise even higher prices, but you still have a little treasure. I'm sure many of us would love to see some pictures of yours or to hear a little more of your own / the watch's diving history.

Don't ask me how, but I expect your watch's unique case number (between the lugs at the six o'clock end, hidden by the bracelet) ends in xxxxx67, yes?

In any event, please do not have any work carried out by anyone, even a Rolex main agent or service centre, without refering back here so that we may just help you avoid any pitfalls that can catch the unwary.

I suspect that we will know a few figures in common from the world of professional diving in those decades!

KRs,

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But doesn't end in xxxx67....
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Old 1 February 2018, 07:59 AM   #38
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What is Comex? What does it mean?

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Old 1 February 2018, 08:02 AM   #39
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COMEX is a famous Diving company that lay cables in deep sea.
all divers from COMEX received these watches - but they are not a lot of them

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Old 1 February 2018, 08:04 AM   #40
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COMEX is a famous Diving company that lay cables in deep sea.
all divers from COMEX received these watches - but they are not a lot of them

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Oh wow, thank you for your insight.

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Old 2 February 2018, 12:38 AM   #41
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COmpagnie Maritime d'EXploration


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Old 2 February 2018, 09:42 AM   #42
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COmpagnie Maritime d'EXploration


Excellent, thanks for the clarification.

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Old 5 February 2018, 12:17 PM   #43
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COmpagnie Maritime d'EXpertises to be correct
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Old 23 February 2018, 03:52 PM   #44
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Old 11 March 2018, 04:06 AM   #45
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Great comex set , nice
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Old 11 March 2018, 08:30 AM   #46
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Old 27 March 2018, 04:11 PM   #47
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Is it true that comex and rolex developed the sea dweller with help from the us navy
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Old 16 July 2018, 11:49 AM   #48
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One of my two ten-years-service presentation 16800s, this one with beautifully mellowed markers.



Look out for different versions of the dials on these.

Haywood Milton
What do these sell for these days?
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Old 23 September 2018, 02:35 AM   #49
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Nice watch
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Old 18 October 2018, 08:35 AM   #50
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Wow. this is so awesome. good post OP
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Old 18 October 2018, 09:43 AM   #51
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What do these sell for these days?
Each will be unique in condition, history, completeness etc, but 50,000 might be in the ball-park . . . if you can find someone willing to sell.
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Old 2 November 2018, 08:52 AM   #52
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in Italy there are a couple of comex for sale.


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Old 24 November 2018, 12:52 PM   #53
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Need this watch so bad...
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Old 29 December 2018, 09:38 PM   #54
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While buying a recent watch I was passed a 1665 Comex to try on, It had a beautiful faded bezel that was almost light metallic blue, all matching lume, looked unpolished and I believe matching provenance..

Truly beautiful watch and I didn't realise the value until I had a look around sales once home, out of my league but still a nice experience to handle one.
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Old 29 December 2018, 09:50 PM   #55
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While buying a recent watch I was passed a 1665 Comex to try on, It had a beautiful faded bezel that was almost light metallic blue, all matching lume, looked unpolished and I believe matching provenance..

Truly beautiful watch and I didn't realise the value until I had a look around sales once home, out of my league but still a nice experience to handle one.
Out of my league too...

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Old 29 December 2018, 09:57 PM   #56
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Values can feel like a rising tide covering all our heads at the moment...but we can still appreciate them!

I generally find that the story and condition of each Comex makes it unique, even where on paper they should be "the same." Consider my two 1665s, which have very close Rolex case numbers and Comex numbers:



The watches are from the very same consignment, but they have very different histories and provenance with their issued owners, and look at their dials! They are the correct, original 600m (not 610m) version that was unique to Comex. One has rested in a safe for recent years while the other was worn regularly. The difference in patination is striking!

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Old 27 February 2019, 04:54 AM   #57
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Ugh I want one of these. Anyone willing to hook me up for significantly under market value?
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