Condition Detail: Excellent condition, small scratch to bezel insert at 1 and 4
Case Width: 41mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Width: 20mm
Strap Length: 233mm
Strap Material: Stainless steel
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 particular piece is a great example of Omega's modern Seamaster models. The dial is a deep blue to black and the watch is in excellent condition. Enquire for more details and additional photographs
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