This WatchWe have here an absolutely stunning Omega Seamaster from 1959. Model 14701 from 1959. It's a real transitional piece between the late 1950s and early 1960s design. The off white / silver dial shows very little sign of wear for a watch of this age. Elegant, chrome quite individual faceted baton markers sit inside the minute tracking, with a double baton marker at 12 o'clock and the chrome framed date window at 3 o'clock. The dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'Seamaster and all important 'Calandar' at 6. In the middle sits, Dauphine hour, minute and central seconds hands.
The 34mm, solid steel screw-back case is a comfortable wear. We particularly love those chunkier longer lugs! Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 562, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired this watch on a brown leather strap to keep it dressy but it looks good on anything! we have multiple options in stockExtra 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.
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
This is one of the nicest original 1950s Omega Seamasters in this model that we have seen in a long time! The perfect watch of a seasoned collector or a vintage watch newbie, or anyone who loves gold! It's a simple classic, with the added bonus of the date function, and is one of those watches that will forever look amazing. sharp and unpolished - look at that dial.
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : stainless steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty