We have here a sensationally cool Omega Seamaster. This stunner has a silvered dial with a subtle spiral effect and sloped, outer chapter ring that creates a two-tone appearance. There is minimal aging to the dial and the small amount adds great character and gives no doubt to its originality. We love the mixture of single and double, applied, steel baton markers with chamfered edges and slim, pencil hour, minute and sweeping central seconds hands. The day/date window is a 3 o'clock and the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 and 'Seamaster' at 6 o'clock.
The case is relatively large for a watch from the 1960s, measuring 36.5mm and has an amazing, stainless steel, sunburst/satin-finished bezel. The case back has the classic Hippocampus Seamaster logo and the crown is signed Omega. Inside is the automatic Omega calbier 752, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a black leather strap with its original Omega buckle 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 thinkThe Omega Seamaster is a favourite among collectors. This classic, late 1960s, vintage watch is one of the finest we have seen in some years. If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example! Perfect for the vintage watch newbie or seasoned collector.
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 36.5mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty