We have here an automatic Omega Seamaster wristwatch, model 14767, from 1958. What we love about this watch is that it has all the best elements from the 1950s and is a clear indicator of where Omega's designs were going in the 1960s; it is a real transitional piece.
The mixture of gilt Arabic numerals and wide baton markers sit on a cream dial with a subtle aging. The alpha hour, minute and subsidiary seconds hands give a stunning symmetry to the watch.
The 33.5mm, stainless steel, screw-back case has chunky, tapering lugs, and inside, an Automatic Omega Cal. 491, serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a plain, black leather strap but it is one of those watches that looks good on whatever it wears.
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
The transitional design between the 1950s and 1960s is what drew us to this watch. It dates right from the end of the 1950s and has the best of this decade and the best of what was to come. The dial subtly ages the watch making this a great piece for a collector or a vintage watch newbie and is a great size for both men and women.
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty