1951 Omega Seamaster Vintage Mens Automatic Cal. 351 Calatrava Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7593

Today's offering showcases this classic and meticulously restored Seamaster from c. 1951. It has a classic Calatrava Seamaster case design with screwed down back and strong black dial.

The desirable "Explorer" style dial with Arabic numerals marking the primary hours has a wonderul vintage style.

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, winding crown, and even the signed Omega crystal! It has just finished a true expertly done restoration.

It Calatrava case presents as mint condition. Its dial has been meticulously sympathetically refinished - the printing could nearly pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye and the marker dots have been done in sepia to give it a true vintage look.

As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds very smoothly and is running very 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.

A approximately seven decade old Omega that looks like new!

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

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 12,963,642
  • Year built: c. 1951
  • Model: Seamaster, ref. CK 2577-9
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Staybrite, 2577-9 H
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dial: Black, very cool faceted steel applique dart indexes, signed Omega Seamaster, outer minute division, expertly sympathetically restored
  • Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 42.5mm long lug tip to tip
  • Hands: Original, steel 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, 12,963,642
  • 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: Acrylic, signed Omega, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly and is keeping very 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.

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


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