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 round 34mm stainless steel case is made by Dennison. Engraved on the inside of the case back you find ALD, A.L.Dennison moved to Birmingham around 1871, where he produced high-quality watch cases. In no time Omega took notice and decided to commission ALD. Some of Omega’s finest cases are made by Dennison. Tapering fat lugs provide a comfortable fit on the wrist. Polished surfaces throughout with a stepped polished bezel. Domed crystal protects the champagne dial, with even patina across the dial. Applied polished pointed indexes with Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. Dauphines hands with a center seconds hand that sweeps around the dial. Text is kept to a minimum with Omega at 12 o’clock and Seamaster at 6 o’clock. On the back, we have a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Omega Cal. 420, 17 jewels, beating at 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a lovely 18mm brown strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Omega box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited brown suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1956 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, wear is visible on the dial. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.