The Omega Seamaster line was first introduced in 1948, marking the brand's 100th anniversary. It was designed as a tribute to Omega's maritime heritage, with a focus on durability and water resistance. The Seamaster later became a popular choice for divers, sailors, and anyone in need of a reliable timepiece for aquatic activities. (Note, this example will be neither waterproof nor watertight!)
Now, we have an exceptionally well-preserved 1953 classic Seamaster up for sale. This timepiece features a stunning stainless steel case, showcasing Omega's commitment to using only the finest materials. The silver dial is in its original condition and boasts applied gold hour batons, along with applied Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12. The elegant hands, including the matching sweep seconds hand, are also in gold.
The Omega logo is applied in gold, adding to the watch's sophistication. The dial is marked with Omega, Seamaster, automatic, and Swiss-made, all in black. The watch's original Seamaster crown is present and in excellent condition.
This Omega timepiece contains the dependable Omega 354 calibre movement, renowned for its accuracy and resilience. This movement was initially introduced in 1952 and remained in production until 1955. It operates as an automatic movement, meaning that it automatically winds itself using the energy from wrist movement when the watch is worn. This early automatic caliber is commonly referred to as a "bumper" due to the rotor's back-and-forth motion, which absorbs the energy.
The inside of the stainless steel case back is fully marked with Omega's branding, adding to the watch's authenticity. To complete the package, the watch comes with a new black genuine leather non-omega strap, which enhances the watch's classic and refined appearance.
Overall, this 1953 Omega Seamaster is a true gem, and it is sure to impress anyone who appreciates vintage timepieces. It is in exceptionally good condition, and its stunning design and reliable movement make it a must-have for any watch enthusiast or collector.
1953 Omega Seamaster Automatic
Year 1952-1953 Case Metal Stainless Steel Back Metal Stainless Steel Back Type Snap Diameter* 34.3mm Length** 41.4mm Power Automatic Calibre 354
* Excluding the crown
** Tip of lug to tip of lug