The Seamaster was introduced in 1948 as the watch for the active man. It was water-resistant, anti-magnetic and shock-resistant all, supported by a very robust case with beefy lugs and a wide bezel. It was a recipe for success that evolved as fashion changed and what is for sale here is a result of that change that had happened by the 1960s. Most significantly are the more slender lugs.
This particular watch has these slender lugs however they are attractively faceted. In addition, it has an oversized bezel which actually oversteps the case and allows for a slightly larger dial. This, in turn, gives it relatively more presence when on the wrist. The dial is virtually unmarked. Gold coloured hands with a matching sweep seconds hand. Applied hour batons fitted with black onyx inserts. Applied Omega logo. Signed Omega, Automatic, Seamaster and Swiss Made. Genuine Omega acrylic with the Omega sign etched in the centre. Genuine Omega crown.
The case and case-back are solid 9k gold. In some of the pictures, it doesn't look very gold but it most certainly is yellow gold in reality. In great condition with minor scratches on the case-back from normal wear. Super impression of the sea monster in the centre of the case-back including "Seamaster" and the Omega logo. Still all well defined with few signs of general wear. Inside the case-back it is fully marked Omega and UK hallmarked for English case-maker Dennison. Acknowledged as being one of the very best English watch case-makers they were always very generous with the weight of their gold cases. Incidentally, the international restrictions on the movement of gold meant that watches like this that were meant for the UK market had to be cased locally.
Inside is the Omega manufactured calibre 565. A highly respected movement that captures the movement of the wearer's wrist which, in turn, automatically winds the watch up.
The watch is fitted with a brand new high-quality Morellato leather strap.
1967 Omega Seamaster 9k Gold
Year 1967 Case Metal 9k Gold Back Metal 9k Gold Back Type Screw Diameter* 34 Length** 40.5 Power Automatic Calibre 565
*mm excluding the crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug