We have here a very exciting and rare Omega Seamaster 166.0138 from 1973. It is large and bold and well up to the modern watch world's requirements in size. The silvered dial has onyx-type, applied baton markers and pencil hour, minute and central seconds hands. At 12 o'clock, the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with the famous Omega logo. At 3 o'clock is the day/date window and at 6, the dial is signed 'Seamaster.' The dial is clean and crisp and in fantastic condition given that it is 50 years old!
The futuristic-style, square, brushed, stainless steel, screw-back case has a sunburst effect to it, drawing your eye to the dial. The case back is signed with the Hippocampus Seamaster logo. Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 1012, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a grey, canvas strap which looks like it was made for this watch, but it looks great on everything. Multiple strap options are available on request.
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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 has been fully serviced by our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
We really appreciate the unusually-shaped 1970s watches and Omega never disappoint in style and comfort for this era of watch. The dial on its own is phenomenal. A must-have for any fan of Omega, the 1970s, or watches generally!
Specific Age : 1973
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty