Introduced in 1948 the Seamaster was marketed towards the "active man". Omega had a significant reputation as a builder of watches suitable for the military during WW2 and they wanted to build on this legacy - hence the Seamaster.
This is a classic Seamaster of 1952 with its robust case and beefy lugs - a style that will never go out of fashion and will always be in demand. The attractive waffle dial is complemented by gold coloured Dauphine hands and a sweep seconds hand. The hours are represented by applied gold batons which, in this example, are very rare as they all have hollow centres which may originally have been filled with luminous material although I am not 100% positive about this. The applied Omega logo is also gold and underneath it is written Omega Automatic in black. Further down it is written Seamaster. The crown (winder) is the traditional Seamaster shape however it is the rare and valuable Naiad design. There is significant gold loss from the crown surface.
The case is gold capped and in good condition. The is no significant wear to the gold but there are some marks as expected from a 70-year-old watch. The case back is screw fit and the inside of the case back is marked Omega.
The early automatic Seamasters were "bumpers" and this model has the Omega calibre 354 bumper movement.
The watch is fitted with a used, non-Omega black leather strap.
1952 Omega Seamaster Automatic
Year 1952-1953 Case Metal Gold capped Back Metal Stainless Steel Back Type Screw Diameter* 34.3mm Length** 42.4mm Power Automatic Calibre 354
* Excluding the crown
* Tip of lug to tip of lug