Omega introduced the Seamaster in 1948 and we are excited to have one here with a rare cross hair dial manual elegant dress model in a more compact 33.5mm screwback case. This piecce is in hardly used condition .This original dial is in excellent condition and has that much-desired crosshair with onyx filled baton markers. We love how simple and symmetrical the dial is. Baton index markers with NO lumed pips, and a double baton marker at 12 o'clock add to this. bevelled hour and minute hands and a sweeping central seconds hand complete the dial. The dial is signed 'Omega,' with an applied Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'Seamaster, at 6. The pictures really do not do this dial justice.
The robust but sleek case is stainless steel, screw-back and a comfortable wear for both him and her. A sleek 1960s design, but the lugs definitely make this a transitional watch. Inside is the Omega caliber 600, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a black leather lizard grain strap but it looks great 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
We cannot stop staring at the gorgeous simplicity of this piece ! A highly sought-after watch due to the condition and originality - A hardly touched watch and this Omega is about as good a vintage, preowned watch as you will find. The perfect for a seasoned collector or a vintage watch newbie. If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example! And with that dial too! A special dress or everyday vintage classic Omega from the vintage omega specialists .
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1964
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover