Today's offering showcases this classic and meticulously restored c. 1956 Omega Seamaster. Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 500 movement, one of the first superior 500's series movements. It has swan's neck fine regulation and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from the era.
It measures approximately 34mm in diameter without the crown, the same size as a Rolex Date model.
It is fully Omega down to the hands and crown and has just finished a true expertly done restoration.
On the wrist it presents as mint. Its classic 50's style silver dial with dart indices has just been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker. It is keeping very accurate time.
1950's and 60's Seamasters are great buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a brand new strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.
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 often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Omega watches are worn on the wrists of Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 15,007,990
Year built: c. 1956
Model: Ref. CK 2869-1 SC, Seamaster
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Acier Inoxydable, Swiss made, 2846-8 SC
Case condition: Presents as mint with signs of light previous polishing to the case back - the words are light but readable. The engine bay, which often shows aging on these, is very clean.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Omega Seamaster, applied steel dart and baton indexes, Arabic 12 at the primary hour, expertly refinished
Hands: Original, steel "dauphines"
Movement type: Cal. 500, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, 500
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with unsigned buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage or original, unsigned/no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 message us for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.