Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. 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. 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 meters (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.
This 1972 Omega Seamaster has a 36mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case. A lug to lug length of 44mm with gently curved tapered lugs ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. Polished surfaces catch the light as you rotate your wrist. On the right side, a signed crown. The recessed domed crystal has its original Omega logo in the centre. A silver sunray dial has a circular pattern that shimmers in the light. Chamfered applied baton indexes with Onyx filled centres mark the hours. Tritium lum pips sit on the outer minute track. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Steel sword hands have Tritium tips and Onyx filling. A tapered centre seconds hand completes the set. Text is clearly printed at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively. On the screw-down case back we have the embossed Hippocampus in the centre. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 565, 24 Jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. Date quickset is done by repeatedly pulling the crown. Fitted on an 18mm leather quick-release strap.
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 buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1972 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. Overall, however, the watch is very good condition for its age and the dial is completely original and never touched. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
The dial of this stunning Omega is what immediately drew me in, finding a nice silver dial like this on such a stunning watch is rare. The luminous dots are puffy and equal in their colour too, such a charming vintage Omega...