Today's offering showcases this classic and all original Seamaster Mariner II in gorgeous condition.
Derived from Omega's famous Marine Chonometer, the only wristwatch at the time to be awarded a Marine Chronometer Certificate, the unusual Seamaster Mariner II is a highly capable watch.
To demonstrate that, a total of four Mariner watches were strapped to the mast or keel of two of the boats taking part in the 1976 OSTAR transactlantic race. The watches survived the extreme conditions fully intact and working properly.
Besides it reliability, this unusual watch holds another distinction - that of being powered by Omega's first analog quartz movement, the caliber 1320. The watch features a quick-setting hour capability for time-zone adjustment and special seconds setting.
The Mariner II has a distinctive utilitarian retro look with strong matte black dial, eight sided angular case, and complementary removable angular link bracelet.
Our example is 100% Omega down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and crystal. It is in gorgeous original condition.
Its case is mint with strong, crisp lines. Its original Omega dial is untouched. The luminous has aged to a pleasing sepia tone. Other than just some loss of the original luminous, which is common with these watch as the luminous comes off of the metal marker underneath quite easily, the dial is mint.
A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and installed a new battery.
For the finishing touch it has been meticulously detailed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
A nearly half-century old original Omega that looks like new on the wrist!
Note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's fine Swiss firms.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1970's
Model: Seamaster Mariner II
Functions: Hours (Quick-Setting), Minutes, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with hypocampus emblem
Case condition: Mint with strong lines
Dimensions: 29.5mm diameter (excluding crown) by 35mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Matte black, steel applied indexes topped with white, aperture for the date, luminous dots, original and untouched, just short of mint with loss of some of the luminous dots - otherwise presents as mint
Hands: Original, black and white steel batons, original luminous
Movement type: Omega Quartz caliber 1320
Band: Signed Omega, original, stainless steel, deployment clasp, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches on largest setting, adjustable, only slight stretch - otherwise presents beautiful mint
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Original, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.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.