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checking a serial number

This is the first time I am using this site. I have an Omega watch which I have inherited from a deceased relative and therefore it has no papers. It looks, feels and works extremely well just like an authentic Omega. It is the full size Seamaster Chronometer/ Chronograph Professional Divers model. It is all in stainless steel and appears to have all the necessary symbols. The dial is black and the bezzel is in stainless steel. The chronograph hands are in red, the hour, minute and second hand are in stainless. The hour and minute have an illuminating coating. There is a serial number on the back of the watch at 7. This is in very small etching. Would it be possible to trace the origins of the watch from this serial number? It is an 8 digit number.
The number is: 48602595.
I would be grateful for any help. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures on any site to forward to you. I could email the pictures on if you could give me an email address.

Many thanks for your time.



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