Omega Seamaster quartz from 1974

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    Default Omega Seamaster quartz from 1974

    Trying to rationalize my collection a bit plus Iíve got incoming which needs to be paid for. Iíve got a list of 19 watches which Iíll be selling when I get time to write the posts (it takes bleedin ages!) So for starters we have an:

    Omega Seamaster quartz
    Case ref. 196.0050/396.0838 from 1974 (very early example)






    Pics were taken not long after I received it but the condition is near identical with a few minor storage marks that could be easily polished out if necessary.

    Dimensions
    28mm sans crown
    30mm with crown
    40mm lug to lug
    11mm deep
    Bracelet is good for up to a 7.5Ē wrist but it takes a standard 18mm strap
    Dimensions appear small but it wears bigger on the wrist because of the oblong case. Definitely not one for all you Ďdinner plates on wristsí lovers though. My wife loves this watch so it could be a perfect Valentines gift.

    Calibre 1320
    Serious Omega technology in its day that would have been very near the top of the range being well built (itís seriously solid in construction).

    It has an innovative traveler setting to set the time. Hours are set using the crown - you pull it out and twist back or forth and the hour hand moves round the dial in one hour increments. This means the minute hand is not upset by the hour changes or when advancing the date. Ideal for that 70ís international playboy, jet hopping, life style!

    If needed, minutes are set with a separate button in the center of the crown (you push it with a pen etc) and the stepper motor moves the minute hand round the dial. Very clever imho. This watch is extremely in fact apart from date changes Iíve never had cause to correct it at all in the year or so Iíve had it.

    Condition
    I bought this as NOS and have worn it a couple of times, my wife has worn it a handful of times. The caseback still has the factory wax and paper covering the Seamaster logo. The bezel and quartz badge are reputedly solid 14K gold but I've no way of proving this.

    Overall this is a wonderful piece of technology elegantly wrapped in a beautiful case. Iíve only ever seen one other NOS example so one in this condition is very rare. Oh and a new battery was fitted last week and the case seals were replaced a year ago.

    The price
    Priced at £295 including RMSD, ideally looking for a UK sale but international shipping will be charged at cost. Cash, cheque, bank transfer or Paypal (+4%) are all fine with me.

    Thanks for reading and any questions please fire away.

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Default And Sold

    Many thanks to the buyer and of course le grand fromage Al.

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent orange View Post
    Many thanks to the buyer and of course le grand fromage Al.

    Cheers,

    Gary
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