The Seamaster range of watches, released in 1948, is perhaps the most diverse range of watches ever put under the same brand line in the history of watchmaking. The line has included everything from solid gold dress watches to stainless steel dive watches and even soccer timers. The Seamaster range was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Omega brand. This anniversary also happened to coincide with the 1948 London Olympics, for which Omega was the official timekeeper. It wasn’t until a few years after the introduction of the Seamaster 300 in 1957 that the line would become strongly associated with diving watches.
While they make a great watch, nobody has ever said that Omega was the best at branding. The Seamaster name has been applied to so many watches over the years with such a diverse range of purposes that it can be easy to lose sight of what the original intent was behind the Seamaster name. The first watches to wear the Seamaster badge were dressier watches that could go anywhere and do anything with some water resistance. One could call it a gentleman’s sport watch. We think that this Seamaster Cosmic, which went into production in 1968, is a good representation of that original intent. A robust yet fashionable watch designed for the modern wrist. The Cosmic line itself was released in the late 1960s and was an attempt by Omega to capture some of the space age design that was sweeping the world in watch form.
The 35mm case is in very good condition. It shows signs of a previous polish as well as scratches throughout the case but no major scratches or dents to note. The crown and crystal appear correct but there are some deeper scratches on the crystal that should be noted. A replacement crystal can be sourced for the buyer for an additional fee.
The Dial and Hands
The Gold dial and hands are in excellent condition with no major flaws to note. The dial is simply designed with applied markers at 6, 9, and 12 and a date window at 3. The handset is correct for the watch and thought to be original.
This watch features an automatic Omega cal 565 movement. The watch is running and the service history is unknown.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Automatic Omega Cal 565|