1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
Ref: 2846-2848

1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic 2846 Presentation Watch
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The Watch

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co., Louis Brandt founded it in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903, they renamed their company Omega until 1982, when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are today part of the Swiss Swatch Group. The first Omega Seamasters was based loosely around waterproof watches made for the Royal Navy. What made the Seamaster appealing was using an O-Ring gasket which gave it temperature and depth resistance. In 1955, the Swiss Laboratory for Watch ‌ ‌Research‌ tested out 50 Seamaster cases with a 60-meter depth rating. Omega was so confident that they strapped one to the outside of a plane and flew it over the North pole in 1956. The very year this particular watch was made. 

The 34mm stainless steel case has thick lugs with a lug to lug length of 41mm and a thickness of 11.5mm for that comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side is a signed crown. Unpolished surfaces throughout with a stepped smooth bezel. Domed crystal protects the even patina dial, an inner minute track with applied polished dagger indexes with Arabic numeral at 12. Dauphine hands with a center seconds hand. Text is kept to a minimum with Omega Automatic at 12 o’clock and Seamaster at 6 o’clock. On the reverse, we have a screw-down case back with an engraved inscription. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 501, 19 jewels beating at 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm strap with a reproduction Omega buckle.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold as Watch Only. The watch comes paired on an 18mm leather strap with a reproduction Omega buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1956 and is sold in fair vintage condition, the dial is showing obvious signs of patina. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


Let's call this one the Tango?! Either way, what a funky dial that truly pops on this thicker lugged Seamaster, paired perfectly (In my opinion) on this strap too! Vintage Seamaster's still offer some of the very best value in the vintage world today, they are instantly recognisable and incredibly reliable, plus from a brand like Omega, all under £1,000?! But for how much longer?

Specification


Reference : 2846-2848
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 501
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1956
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty