The Seamaster is their longest-running product It was introduced in 1948 and was loosely based on models made for the Royal Navy at the back end of World war 2. The Seamasters main stand out feature was the inclusion of an O-Ring gasket which improved its water resistance. The case withstood a depth of 60m and extreme temperatures which the engineers proved by strapping one to the outside of an aircraft over the North pole in 1956. This 1958 Seamaster comes just after that epic journey. Its 34mm stainless steel case is polished and has tapering lugs with a subtle curve making it a comfortable fit on the wrist. A polished bezel encircles the domed crystal. Its white dial has slim chamfered indexes, Alpha hands with lume infill and a sweeping seconds hand. Without a date window, we have a simple yet functional dial. On the reverse, a seahorse on the case back represents Neptune the God of the sea. It was conceived by Pierre Borie after seeing a picture of Neptune riding a chariot pulled by seahorses. It is the reason why the seahorses are wearing a bridle Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 501 20 Jewels 19800 Beats per hour. Fitted on a quality tan leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no Omega box or Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired on an brown leather strap. The watch is from 1958 and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see from the photos. The watch has been serviced and comes with KibbleWatches 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Can you actually ever go wrong with a vintage Omega Seamaster? I think not! This fantastic example features its original dial, which took a second look as the dial is so clean and very well preserved. The way the 34mm Seamaster case wears is amazing, also with the tone of the dial the choices for straps is almost limitless!
Reference : 2846
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 501
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1958
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 37mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Serviced - 12-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty