1961 Classic Omega Seamaster All Original rare Arabic dial patina with Sub Seconds Model 14389 in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM8426

Availability:In stock

$1,931.47 $1,802.27

This Watch

We have here a stunning all original Omega Seamaster model 14389 from 1961.  The dial has the most unusual and in our opinion fantastic patina, almost like a baked caramel or pumpkin soup effect. This gives no doubt to its originality. This patina is caused usually from a hot humid environment but we have also seen this effect happen to vintage window stock where the shop front window acts as a magnifying glass with the sun.  This all raised Arabic numeral Dial variant is indeed quite rare and, along with the subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock, gives a sense of symmetry to the watch.  The gilt markers and duaphine hour and minute hands lend this watch to a real transitional piece between the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The 36mm, stainless steel, screw-back case houses the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 268, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired this watch sturdy thick tan strap with bold stictch to complement the aging of the dial but it looks good on anything!

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Extra Points 

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.  Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.  As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.

 

What we think

About as good a vintage, Pre-Owned individual Omega as you will find.  Perfect for the vintage watch newbie and a must have in every collection! Especially someone who doesn't wqht to conform to the crowd. A simple classic start up collection piece with one of omegas most reliable calibers . A real workhorse in a solid steel screw-back case. 

 

Spec Stuff

Serial : 18688426
Reference : 14389
Movement : Cal. 268
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1961
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm

Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
No
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1961 Classic Omega Seamaster All Original rare Arabic dial patina with Sub Seconds Model 14389 in Stainless Steel