Condition Detail: Some light wear to the casing but very faint, in excellent condition for a watch of this age.
Case Width: 33mm
Case Material: 18c yellow gold
Lug Width: 17mm
Strap Length: N/A
Strap Material: Leather
The first Omega Seamaster was modeled after the waterproof wristwatches made for and worn by the British military during World War II. What distinguished the Seamaster from its diving watch predecessors was its O-ring gasket which improved its water-resistance. Previously water-resistant watches relied on lead or shellac gaskets which were easily affected by temperature changes like those a diver would experience at various depths.
Omega turned to the submarines used during WWII for inspiration and included a resilient rubber gasket in the Seamaster’s final design. This new case remained intact at depths up to 60 meters and temperature ranges between -40 degrees and 50 degrees Celsius. Omega engineers was so confident of the Seamaster’s durability, they attached one to the outside of an aircraft and flew it over the North Pole in 1956.
This watch is in fantastic condition given its age.. The casing is solid 18ct gold and the look is timeless. Enquire for more details. Enquire for more details and additional photographs
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