1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
Ref: 135.011

1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 Rare Linen Dial
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Specification

Reference : 135.011
Movement : Manually Wound Omega Cal. 601
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1966
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 39.5mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

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 on a very nice leather strap with a steel Omega reproduction buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1966 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. Overall, however, the watch is in very good condition for its age and the dial is completely original and never touched, therefore it is showing signs of age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.


The Watch

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 1966 Omega Seamaster 135.011 with a 34mm stainless steel case. The angled lugs have a lug to lug length of 39.5mm and a case thickness of 9mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown. The domed crystal sits above a rare linen dial with bevel-edged slim batons marking the hours that catch the light as you rotate your wrist. Slim sword hands are infilled with luminance complemented by a tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock we have an applied Omega motif and at 6 o’clock “Seamaster” 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.


Personal Note

Finding both this and the Seamaster 600 Date together and both with original rare linen dials was a great day, I love it when you get super lucky like that, happens nearly never but when it does it's the best. It does make you wonder whether you can keep one and sell one, which is never good as my watch collection already has too many pieces! So someone snap this up before I decide to add another watch to my personal collection.