Today's offering showcases this classic and all-original Seamaster Mariner III in gorgeous condition.
Nautically themed with a diver's style black dial with luminous markers and interesting hands it is one of the very seldom seen early 80's Omega models.
The very distinctive bezel on this seldom seen model, named the Marine, is suggestive of a ships port hole.
The look of the watch slightly resembles an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and has a Gerald Genta look to it. The watch was presumably designed by Carol Didisheim, the designer of the original Manhattan that followed the year after which became one of Omega's iconic designs. Its style is very similar to the Manhattan - it shares the very unusual characteristic of having the crystal also function as the bezel with design painted on the underside - and is interesting to think about as seemingly the pre-cursor to that iconic watch whose first version was made 1984-1985.
The reason for the use of a crystal functioning as an underpainted bezel was for both design and practical reasons. The rivets were designed to ensure water resistance by holding the crystal and gasket firmly against the case body. The design called for the crystal to be seated well into the case and there was a need to eliminate the bezel and thus lower the profile of the watch to match the ultra-thin trends of the time.
Powering the watch is its original Omega caliber 1430 quartz mechanism with quick-setting date which was still used in modern Omega iterations.
Our rare Mariner is in gorgeous all-original condition. It presents as a 9.8 out of 10. It's unlikely that you will ever find a Mariner III that presents any better.
Its case is mint. As its original crystal. Its semi-integrated original Omega bracelet with interesting design presents as mint with the slightest amount of stretch.
A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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.
The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here
A rare nearly four decade old Omega that looks like new!
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: c. 1983
Model: Seamaster Mariner III, Ref. ST 396.0985
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 33mm diameter (excluding crown) by 35mm long lug tip to tip
Case condition: Gorgeous mint
Dial: Gloss black, luminous baton indexes, signed Omega Seamaster, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel luminous "batons" with point
Band: Original and rare integrated Omega bracelet, ref. 1424/089, approx. 7.6 inches on largest setting, adjustable, very slight stretch, presents as mint
Movement type: Omega caliber 1430, quartz with gilt plating
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition with no loss of paint to the underside
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five 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
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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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
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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.