Omega Seamaster ref. 2846-1 SC c.1955

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Omega Seamaster ref. 2846-1 SC c.1955

795.00

The early Omega Seamasters were truly a thing of subtle substance and style. From their origins in the late 1940’s, inspired by the reliability of British military watches in WWII, these models have consistently been a desirable all-around timepiece to own. Only slightly different from the predecessor models a few years earlier, this circa ‘55 Seamaster powered by the (then) new Caliber 500 automatic was heralded by many. As Omega advertised them at the time:

Seamaster: Seals out Water…Seals in Accuracy

He may be a yachtsman…sports car enthusiast…executive on the go. You can tell him at a glance — he’s wearing a waterproof Seamaster, the first choice of men who demand a timepiece noted for accuracy, beauty, and rugged durability.

The high-precision Omega movements has consistently outperformed the field in official observatory timing tests. And in the Seamaster this movement is protected against water and dust by three exclusive Omega features…Pressurized Crystal, Hydro-Seal Back, and Hermetic Crown. This impregnable shield of armor assures a degree of accurate and dependable timekeeping that knows no equal under the severest conditions of sport or work.

This 2846-1 SC model is a relatively uncommon variant, but still remains very similar to the models that Omega has since based their 1948 reissue collection upon. Inside lies the 1thin 9.8k beat per hour Caliber 500 automatic motor, which debuted in 1955. With faceted sword-tip markers, lone Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock, a dual tone dial that has gracefully aged with some nice creamy hues, and a sturdy stainless case design, this example is certainly an early Seamaster worthy of a spot in a serious watch collector’s box.

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  • Movement: Omega Caliber 500, 17 jewels, 19,800 bph

  • Case: Signed stainless steel

  • Powered: Mechanical - Automatic

  • Case Width: 34.3 mm (37mm incl. crown)

  • Case Length: 41.8 mm

  • Lug Width: 18 mm

  • Thickness: 11.4mm

  • Crystal: Unsigned acrylic

  • Crown: Omega crown

  • Band: New ultra fine mesh bracelet

  • Boxes: None

Function - This watch is wound automatically by the natural motion of your arm. It is recommended to wind the crown 10-15 times to typically give an initial power reserve to last throughout the day.

[All vintage watches are expected to function as described. However, due to age and generally unknown service history (unless otherwise stated), these watches may not keep time as accurately as new or quartz (battery) watches. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a major problem. Like your automobile, all mechanical watches will likely need to be serviced at some point in time. Please keep this in mind, as there is no guarantee regarding when these vintage watches may need standard maintenance. Every watch sold by Buying On Time is done so with the expectation that it is not currently in need of service or repair, unless noted. We guarantee that all watches sold are accurately described and in the stated condition when they leave our hands.]