1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic Wristwatch Model 2846 / 2848 with Original Two Tone Aged Dial

Product Code: AWCOM28481

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here an Omega Seamaster 2848 / 2846 from 1956.  We were mesmerized by aging on this original dial.  You can still see the two-tone effect of the dial separating the minute tracking from the rest of the dial.  The dial has aged evenly and we always love the uniqueness of this amount of patina.  The dial has dagger and double dagger, gilt hour markers and alpha hour, minute and central seconds hands.  The dial is signed 'Omega, automatic,' with the famous, gilt Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'Seamaster' at 6.

The 34mm, stainless steel, screw-back case is a comfortable wear for both him and her.  We love the chunkier, 1950s case designs from Omega - they give the watch real personality.  We particularly love the slightly fatter lugs of this particular piece, which gives the watch a slightly more contemporary feel.  Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 501, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a brown leather strap to keep it as an every day watch, but it looks stunning dressed up on black too.

Extra Points 

Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

Fully serviced by us in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

The dial is what drew us in to this watch, granted any vintage Seamaster with these fat lugs I adore!  If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example.  Perfect for the vintage watch newbie but also a must-have for a seasoned collector.

Spec Stuff

Reference : 2846 / 2848
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 501
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1956
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic Wristwatch Model 2846 / 2848 with Original Two Tone Aged Dial