Today's offering showcases this quite uncommon and collectable all-original Seamaster Chronometer in very rare near new-old-stock condition.
Seamaster Chronometers made post 1952 are one of Omega's seldom seen vintage watches. They featured all of the rugged spottiness of the Seamaster line coupled with an officially certified chronometer movement.
After their release and after Omega divided the line into two models in 1952, the "plain" Seamaster, a sport watch without chronometer certification, and the Constellation, the higher-end chromometer option, Omega only made a relatively few Seamaster Chronometers.
It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Rolex Datejust.
We were fortunate to acquire it in all-original down to the untouched dial, hands, winding crown, original crystal, and even original buckle - but even more so as time capsule watch.
It is in near new-old-stock condition and appears to have spent virtually all of its life safely stored away. Its full size case, which has never been polished, is in mint condition. And its untouched original dial is mint.
Powering the watch is its uncommon caliber 1011 officially certified chronometer movement.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It was the first time the watch had been opened since leaving the factory.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Any Seamaster chronometer is a very fine watch with truly impressive capabilities. The only thing better is finding a very rare time capsule example.
Notes: The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here: https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-seamaster-omega-st-168-0061
A published example of a Seamaster chronometer watch can be found in John Goldberger's work Omega Watches, 2005, pg. 137.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 37,221,447
Year built: c. 1974
Model: Seamaster Chronometer, Ref. ST 168.0061
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Officially Certified Chronometer, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co. Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable 168.0061/166.0172
Case condition: Near new-old-stock - untouched mint
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, hand-riveted steel indexes, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel, batons
Movement type: Caliber 1011 movement, 23 jewels, fast beat 28,800 BPH balance, copper colored, officially certified chronometer, adjusted to five positions, shock resistant, micrometer regulation
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co, Swiss, Adjusted Five Positions, 23 Jewels, 1011
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with the watch's original buckle
Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, original, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It was the first time that watch had been opened since leaving the factory.
Timing: Timed to precision in five chronometer positions 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
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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.