1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
Ref: 2759-10 SC / 2761

1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10
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Specification

Reference : 2759-10 SC / 2761
Movement : Manually Wound Omega Cal. 420
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1956
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm
Lugs : 
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


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 18mm vintage-style suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1956 and is sold in worn vintage condition, with marks that can be seen, the crystal is the original Omega signed crystal and has marks, this can be replaced with a non-Omega crystal on request. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a stunning rare 1956 Omega Seamaster Manual Cal. 420 Waffle Dial 2759-10 with a 34.5mm stainless steel case which has tapering thick lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 41.5mm and a case thickness of 9.5mm for that comfortable fit on the wrist. Polished surfaces throughout with a stepped polished bezel, domed Omega signed crystal protects the star of the show, a Guilloch√© or waffle sector style dial, and applied polished shell-shaped indexes play with the light as you rotate your wrist. Elegant steel Dauphine hands complete with a centre seconds hand that sweeps around this rare white and eggshell-coloured waffle dial, the text is kept to a minimum with Omega Motif at 12 o‚Äôclock and Seamaster at 6 o‚Äôclock. On the back, we have a snap-off case back with Seamaster engraved on its outer edge, inside the case back, we have a stamped ‚ÄúPAT Applied‚ÄĚ (could be referring to their O‚ÄôRing gasket Technology), inside a manually wound Omega Cal. 420, 17 jewels, 18.000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a well-suited brown suede 18mm strap.


Personal Note

I just love a vintage Seamaster and when I got the opportunity to stock another breathtaking waffle dial I just had to snap it up. I was all surprised by how well the 34mm stainless steel case wears on the wrist, always feels more like a 36mm thanks to those thick lugs and overall case profile. The dial is the real show-stopper of this example, plus I had never seen this exact configuration, so a first for me!


The Brand

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. in 1848 founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds. When he died in 1879, his sons carried on his dream. In 1880 they moved to 96 Rue Jakob-Stampfli where they remain today. The brothers produced their first mass-produced calibre, the Labrador In 1885.¬† Just a few years later in 1892, they produced the first minute-repeater. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. In 1930, Omega and Tissot merged together to form Soci√©t√© Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlog√®re (SSIH) In 1931, another group was formed - Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG). Where SSIH was primarily French-speaking, ASUAG was founded by the more German-speaking members of the Swiss watch industry. In 1948 they introduced the first edition of one of its most symbolic watches: the Seamaster. Omega first introduced the Constellation in 1952. At the time it was Omega's flagship timepiece. The first models had a Cal. 354 bumper movement in them. Later in 1955, Omega introduced the Automatic Cal. 50x, followed in 1959 by the Cal.55x (no date) and 56x (date) versions. Many of the Constellations came with pie-pan dials, diamond indexes, and fancy lug configurations. All the gold Constellations of that time have the Observatory of Geneva's hand engraved on the back. The stainless steel and stainless steel/gold versions had a gold medallion on the back with the Observatory of Geneva. The eight stars above the Observatory stand for the many exploits of Omega in the world Chronometer competition. Celebrating the fact that all Constellations are Chronometer Certified. In 1962,¬† when astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster on his Mercury Sigma 7 Mission, making it the first Omega watch to enter space. After rigorous tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice. In 1969, President Nixon famously said it was ‚Äútoo valuable‚ÄĚ and turned down the first-ever all-gold Speedmaster Professional Deluxe. As a response to the ever-growing threat of electronic watches to the manufacturers of mechanical watches, Omega and many Swiss brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe formed Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH). Prototypes began to appear in 1967 with their production starting in 1968. Then In 1972, Omega introduced the reference, 198.030, which included the Omega calibre 1250, a ‚Äėtuning-fork electronic movement which was made under licence from Bulova. Later we saw a merger of SSIH and ASUAG into SMH, or Soci√©t√© de Micro√©lectronique et d‚ÄôHorlogerie. This merger took place in 1983. In 1992, the company acquired Blancpain, and in 1998 it officially rebranded itself from SMH to the Swatch Group. Then, in 1999, they purchased and integrated Breguet into the Swatch Group.