1978 Omega Seamaster Large Vintage Mens Quartz Stainless Steel Watch with Date


Item No. 7457

Today's offering showcases this classic and rare retro mens Omega Seamaster in rare mint original condition. It is all-original down to the signed Omega crystal and even the waterproofing seal!

It has a cool retro style and rare Omega caliber 1315 quartz mechanism that features a quick-setting hour for easy changing of time zone and date, yet traditional time-setting through the crown. Out of the hundreds - perhaps even 1,000 or more - Omega watches that we've owned we believe this is the first 1315 powered watch we've had.

It is a nice large size for the era, measuring 37mm without the crown, larger than a Rolex Datejust.

Its case presents on the wrist as mint. It has just the slightest spot of wear on the edge of the case back. The case presents as a 9.7 out of 10. Its dial is original and mint. Other than having a very light polishing, it is an unrestored, all-original Seamaster that presents as a 9.8 out of 10.

A Master Watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and installed a new battery. Photos of the inside available upon request.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

A four decade old Omega that presents essentially like new on the wrist!

Omega Seamaster:
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one even graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.

Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 40,027,127
  • Year made: c. 1978
  • Model: Seamaster, Ref. 196.0073
  • Functions: Hours (Quick-Setting), Minutes, Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dimensions: 37mm diameter (excluding crown) by 44mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Silver with steel hand applied baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds track, luminous dots, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, steel luminous "batons"
  • Movement type: Omega caliber 1315 quartz movement with gilt plating
  • Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Eight Jewels, Unadjusted, 1315
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal: Original, signed Omega, excellent condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and installed a new battery. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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