But then again these are not meant to be true dive watches. They are very similar and minimalist in design, but they do differ. A blend of battle-proven technology and beautiful design, they would go on to conquer the watchmaking world. The item must be returned with box, warranty cards, user manual, gifts with purchase if applicable , and any extra links due to bracelet sizing. Time on both these models is on an opaline platinum tone dial with 18k rose gold applied hour index markers and some Arabic numerals. Both have the aesthetics of the original watches, however, inside Omega has fitted these special Seamasters with the latest Master movements, caliber 8804 and 8806, respectively. We reserve the right to reject personalized items without providing reason.
Their most recent pair of options come in a platinum casing and two slightly differing dials. The contemporary models are in modest, period-appropriate 38-mm stainless steel cases, fronted by opaline silvery domed dials with hands, applied numerals and indices, and a vintage-style Omega logo aka the Greek letter Omega in 18k white gold. There are some caseback etchings nodding to this, though Omega didn't go too heavy with those references which I think is a good thing here. They come in two configurations: one with a central seconds hand and one with a small seconds sub-dial. Omega Seamaster 1948 Limited Editions To start from, literally, the beginning: the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds and Seamaster 1948 Central Second — both limited to 1,948 pieces in honor of their inaugural year — are about as close as one could come in this modern era to the design of the original Seamaster. Two examples of 1948 Seamaster watches, the source of inspiration for the 70th Anniversary Limited Editions Launched in 1948, the Seamaster was the first proper family of watches designed by Omega.
On top, the hesalite glass has been replaced by a domed sapphire crystal, with the Omega logo engraved in the centre. The bezel is uni-directional and the Superluminova checks in with a soft greenish-blue color. Unless I missed it, no one really considered a Seamaster anniversary re-issue? Next, this Seamaster contains an applied tag on the side of its case showing the serial number. Summary Overall the watches look great. But there on the side, and somewhat quickly discussed, we saw another addition to the 300M line in the. Next, I know that the inclusion of a helium valve crown is a hallmark of the 300M line, but I still consider it superfluous and it breaks up what would otherwise be a nearly perfect case design. This simple wording guarantees a standard of quality that has been established over many centuries and is today a world-renowned symbol of excellence.
Be prepared to see unique timepieces, to read prominent opinions and to feel the joy of discovering others like you. They record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We created this space for the watch aficionados we call our family. As you probably already guessed, I'm a big fan of these watches. On the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds, the hour and domed minute hand are in leaf style, while the Central Second is graced with Dauphine style hour and minute hands filled with white Super-LumiNova. It is used to calculate speed based on travel time or measure distance based on speed.
Driven by Master Chronometer movements 8804 and 8806 respectively, these watches come in 38 mm stainless steel cases with polished bezels, opaline silvery domed dials and polished crowns embossed with vintage Ω. Be prepared to see unique timepieces, to read prominent opinions and to feel the joy of discovering others like you. It also comes equipped with the aforementioned 18k rose gold rotor, visible via the exhibition case back. Tell us about your Passions and Adventures, Share with others as others share with you. Time on both these models is on an opaline platinum tone dial with 18k rose gold applied hour index markers and some Arabic numerals. For clients in Puerto Rico, please contact your local boutique.
The original Seamaster and other vintage inspired versions like the Seamaster 300 60 th Anniversary Limited Edition also feature distinctive triangular hour markers, a Naiad sign on the crown, and an iconic seahorse engraving on the caseback. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 55 hours, when fully wound. Returns are not accepted in the boutiques. I replaced mine with a Rolex oyster which is a fabulous watch. Each of these models is limited to 70 pieces to celebrate their 70 th anniversary. I dried it out in the sun — took a while — and it still worked. Please refer to the operating instructions for specific information about the warranty conditions and restrictions.
Notably, neither shows the date, which is something I and I'm sure a lot of you out there love. However, when it comes to their technical capabilities, the Seamaster is undeniably a dive watch and the Speedmaster most certainly a sport and racing watch. Second, the specific design of the bidirectional rotating black aluminum bezel helps divers keep track of elapsed time. Personally, I think it's the sub-seconds model for me, since it feels a little more 1940s, but it's almost a coin flip. Omega has been celebrating the 70 th anniversary of their Seamaster model with some modern, yet vintage looking pieces. Going all the way back to square one though is a smart approach. For a closer look read up on our previous review.
For more up to date information visit the official Omega website. This helps us to improve the way the Website works. This is essentially the same case as the previous stainless-steel models and comes with the long lugs for a comfortable wrist fit. At the end of the war, Omega made the same reliable technology available to civilians launching the Seamaster line in 1948. Any products that are personalized embossed, engraved, etc. I have traveled the world with it. Could Omega have gone manual with these? Inside, you'll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design.
One could also state that this is the most ostentatious feature of the watch, but the rose gold becomes subtler once the watch is on the wrist. Brand: Omega Model: Seamaster 1948 Center Seconds and Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds Diameter: 38mm both Thickness: 11. Mounted to the watch is a dark brown alligator strap with exposed matching stitches, while secured to the wrist by a platinum pin buckle. It comes equipped by a free sprung balance with a silicon balance spring and a rhodium, which allows automatic winding in both directions. Both models have a colorful history and have carved their places in our culture.