Omega Seamaster Cosmic model 166.136 from 1975. The stainless steel case has the unique 'Cosmic 2000' waterproof design, where the outer bezel frame and movement are housed in inner sealed tub. The 38mm size forms a great presence on the wrist, which in part is due to the nicely rounded bezel, but also due to the generous size for a watch of this era and the integral bracelet joins seamlessly. Inside is the automatic caliber 1022, fully serviced by us and running strongly. The watch comes on its original bracelet to keep it in the sporty category, No leather option for this baby.
The stunning and rare original deep blue, gloss spider web effect dial ( aged in such a way that it has created a spider web/crazy paving effect) applied baton markers with lume pips and index, hour, minute and central seconds hands, which contrast nicely to the dial, making for an easy read. At 3 o'clock is the date window and the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 and 'Seamaster, Cosmic, 2000' at 6. This watch has such a contemporary feel to it, especially given it's larger size, that we absolutely adore!
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
Hailing from the early 1970s, the Cosmic 2000 is now a much sought after watch and they represent everything we love about the late 1960s/early 1970s watch design. Perfect for the first-time buyer but the Cosmic 2000 is definitely a watch worth having in every collection. Also standing up next to most modern pieces for size , a rarer large watch for its age,
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1975
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 20mm integral Bracelet
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover