1983 Omega Seamaster Mariner III Mens Uncommon & Cool Vintage Quartz Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8741

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!

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • 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 concierge@cotwatches.com 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

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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