A rare and quite historical Omega watch! One of the first Omega automatic watches with calendar function. Solid 14ct gold Omega Seamaster with date at six watch reference 2627 from 1952. An excellent example of a tried and tested favourite range. A fully restored Omega with a stunning refinished gloss black dial with gilt, exaggerated arrow markers , gilt hour, minute and central seconds, as well as the date function at 6 o'clock. Totally symmetrical!
The Seamaster is one of our favourite, classic 1950s vintage watches and one of our top vintage Omega sellers. Powered by the early bumper Omega calibre 353 automatic movement and encased in a sturdy, 35mm screw-back case, its timeless design looks as good today as it would have in the 50s, so much so that we used it in our AWC logo.
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
Designed to be a rugged watch which would withstand the elements, the Seamaster was the watch for the person who didn't want to worry. This watch today is considered as a dress watch for a vintage watch newbie and a must have in any watch collection. It has history, style and sophistication, also designed to be comfortable wear for both men and women. This watch, in solid 14k gold, is where timeless design meets functionality. We've paired the watch on a brown, vintage style leather strap but it looks equally good dressed up in black.
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1952
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 17.5mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : 14ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty