Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored c. 1960 Omega Seamaster. Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 501 movement with 20 jewels (instead of the more common seventeen jewel versions), 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 era. It measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, the same size as a Rolex Date model.
Besides the classic calatrava case, the centerpiece of the watch is its crosshair dial with distinctive "wide boy" vintage markers.
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 just short of mint. Note that the back has been aligned correctly since the photos were taken.
The very cool and desirable crosshair dial has just been meticulously restored - 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. Remarkably after six decades it is still keeping time essentially on par with a brand new Seamaster in our testing position.
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 Calfskin leather 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.: 16,344,424
Year built: c. 1960
Model: Ref. CK 2846-13 SC* / 2848, Seamaster *Note from Omega: In 1956, this watch style was specially produced for the King of Saudi Arabia with the portrait of the King printed on the dial (150 pieces in 18K gold and 450 pieces in 14K gold-cap, not limited and not numbered though).
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Acier Inoxydable, Swiss made, 2846-13, 2848
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with light polishing to the case back and wear to the inside of one lug. On the wrist it present as just short of mint. Note that the back has been aligned correctly since the photos were taken.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Gloss black with crosshairs, signed Omega, applied steel baton indexes, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel dauphines
Movement type: Cal. 501, copper colored, 20 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co. Swiss, Twenty Jewels, 501
Jewels: 20 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin 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: 18mm
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.