We have here a stunning Omega Seamaster 14710 from 1959, complete with date function. The off-white dial has a nice even and subtle patina to it, with particular aging around the centre pinion and hour markers, giving no doubt to its originality. The date function sits at 3 o'clock, is outlined with a gilt window and is complete with a cyclops glass. The gilt dagger markers alternate with Arabic numerals at 12, 6 and 9 o'clock. And with the aged lume in the dauphine, gilt hour, minute and central seconds hands, this watch is oozing with character.
The 34mm, stainless steel, screw-back case has the famous hippocampus back is a comfortable wear for both men and women. Inside, we have Omega's automatic caliber 562, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a black croc-grain strap but it looks good on anything.
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
It is getting harder and harder to find good vintage calendar Seamasters nowadays so we are very excited about this watch. About as good a vintage, preowned Omega as you will find and we love this model. It looks great on males and females alike, a 1950s Omega Seamaster is a must have in any vintage watch collection.
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1959
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover