We are madly in love with this Omega Seamaster "Seachero" Model 2996-1 from 1959. The watch has all the elements of late 1950s design: slim, chrome, hour baton markers with a double baton at 12 o'clock, elegant, chrome hour, minute and sweeping central seconds and a subtly tonneau case-shape. But what we especially love about this watch is the honeycomb dial with a fantastic patina, which lends no doubt to the originality of the dial. The patina is very even and does not distract from the symmetry of the dial.
The 36mm stainless steel case has the same reference to the Ranchero, which in its day was considered an entry-level Seamaster but is now very much in demand. Inside is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 285.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
A very special watch and about as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find. Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie or seasoned collector and looks great on both him and her!
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1959
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty