1961 Classic Omega Seamaster All Original Manual Wind with Black Tropicalised Dial and Sub Seconds Model 14389 in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM43891

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This Watch

We have here a stunning, all original Omega Seamaster model 14389 from 1961.  The black dial has tropicalised in a nice and even way, giving no doubt to its originality.  This "tropical" effect on the dial is caused by a combination of age, environment, climate, humidity, temperature and light - all of which react differently to the dial and cause this unique look,, which is very sought after by collectors.

The dial is signed 'Omega, Seamaster' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and at 3, 9 and 12 o'clock are double dagger markers and, along with the subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock, gives a sense of symmetry to the watch. 

The 35mm, stainless steel, screw-back case houses the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 268, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired this watch on a simple brown leather strap but it looks good on anything!


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.

The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.


What we think

About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find.  Perfect for the vintage watch newbie and a must have in every collection!  A simple classic for a start-up collection piece with one of Omegas most reliable calibers.  A real workhorse in a solid steel screw-back case. 


Spec Stuff

Reference : 14389
Movement : Cal. 268
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1961
Case Size : 35mm
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Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1961 Classic Omega Seamaster All Original Manual Wind with Black Tropicalised Dial and Sub Seconds Model 14389 in Stainless Steel