Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Omega box or Omega papers. The watch comes paired with a very nice leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1964 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848, 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, after stringent 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 of timepiece. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group. The Seamaster was first introduced in 1948 to celebrate Omega’s 100th Anniversary, it was an immediate success and is Omega’s longest-running model. Based on the waterproof designs used during World War 2, it was improved upon with the addition of an “O” ring gasket which improved its water resistance. Omega’s first diving record came in 1955 when diver Gordon McLean reached a depth of 62.5 metres (205 ft) in Australia. The engineers were so confident of the durability that they strapped one to the outside of an aircraft that flew over the North Pole in 1956.
Here we have a 1964 Omega Seamaster 600 135.011 with a 34mm stainless steel case, the angled lugs have a lug-to-lug length of 40mm and a case thickness of 8.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown, the domed crystal sits above a rare linen "fish scale" dial with gilt bevel-edged slim batons infilled with Onyx marking the hours that catch the light as you rotate your wrist, slim gilt sword hands are infilled with Onyx complemented by a tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock we have an applied Omega motif and at 6 o’clock “Seamaster 600” completes this attractive timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Omega Hippocampus, a seahorse on the case back that 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, first seen on the Seamaster in 1958. Inside a Manually Wound Omega Cal. 601, 17 jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm leather strap with an Omega reproduction buckle.
You all know I am a huge fan of the vintage Seamaster, often referring to it as the perfect vintage watch to get started with, or add to the collection as a seasoned collector! This example is fantastic with its linen dial, so detailed and truly captures the light like very few vintage watches possibly can, snap this one up before someone else does.