Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored Seamaster from c. 1950. It has a classic Calatrava Seamaster case design with screwed down back and clean off-white dial.
Powering the watch is Omega's early caliber 351 "hammer" movement from Omega's very first series of automatic movements.
It measures 34.5mm in diameter without the crown, just slightly larger than the size of a Rolex Date watch.
It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown presents gorgeously. Its gold accents give it a dressier look than most all-steel Seamasters and more versatility to be worn with a wider range of outfits.
Its Calatrava case presents as mint condition. The case is in gorgeous mint condition. The lines are awesomely strong. Rarely do you find a Seamaster from the era that has seen so little polishing yet presents beautifully.
The dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could nearly pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. The markers are a style we have not seen before.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly and is running accurately.
For the finishing touch a new leather strap has been installed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
The model's page on the Omega website can be found here
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 12,099,824
Year built: c. 1950
Model: Seamaster, ref. CK 2577-1
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Staybrite, C 2577-1
Case condition: Gorgeous mint condition. The lines are awesomely strong. Rarely do you find a Seamaster from the era that has seen so little polishing yet presents so nicely.
Dial: Off-white, gold applique baton indexes, signed Omega Seamaster, outer minute division, restored
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 42.5mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, gold dauphines
Movement type: Cal. 351, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, large "hammer" or "bumper" rotor, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, 351, 12,099,824
Jewels: 17 rubies
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.
Crystal type: Acrylic, unsigned or no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly and is keeping accurate time.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. 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.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed 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.