1962 OMEGA SEAMASTER Vintage Mens Automatic Cal. 552 Calatrava Watch - Stainless Steel
Gorgeous Restored Condition - Fully Omega - 1 Year Warranty
Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored Seamaster from c. 1962. It has a desirable cross-hair dial with slightly unusual wider baton markers and a pleasing Calatrava style case that together gives it a really great look. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 552 movement used in Seamasters from the era, and one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs, and the top tier offering of the 500 series.
It has 24 jewels, seven more than in most similar movements, and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
'60's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
It measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, the size of a Rolex Date watch.
It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents as mint condition. The dial has been meticulously sympathetically refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye and the luminous has been done in a toned yellow giving it a true vintage appearance.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is keeping extremely accurate time, maintaining near chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
For the finishing touch a new leather strap has been installed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 19,363,761
Year built: 1962
Model: Seamaster, ref. 165.009
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Inoxydable, 165.003
Case condition: Presents as mint with fairly light signs of having been polished
Dial: Silver, wider than normal applied steel baton indexes, signed Omega Seamaster, outer minute division, perfectly sympathetically restored with the appearance of yellow tone luminous dots
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown) by 42mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 552, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Twenty-Four Jewels, 552
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with unsigned steel double deployment buckle
We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Acrylic, unsigned or no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping extremely accurate time, maintaining near chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate