Stock No.

Exhibit No. 7

Collection No. 106

Brand

Omega

Year

1959

Movement

Calibre 501 automatic (self-winding), 20 jewels, 19800 VpH, with hour, minute, and centre seconds

Case Material

Stainless steel with Omega-signed crown, caseback outer engraved CERTIFIED HIGH PRESSURE WATERPROOF, SEAMASTER, Ω around the central Seahorse motif with military FAP to the edge, inner stamped 2913-3 SC

Dial

Matte black, signed Ω OMEGA AUTOMATIC, Seamaster 300, with radium luminescent indices, Arabic hour numerals at the cardinal points, further signed Swiss Made at bottom.

Condition

Presented in good pre-owned condition, just the way you would expect and want to see a military Seamaster: with signs of age-related wear, but not abused. The case, dial, handset and bezel are all original, while the crown is likely a service replacement. The bezel insert has wear to the black Bakelite, and is chipped between 25 and 40, with some scratching to the case and bracelet. The dial and handset show the requisite age-related patination, and the radium lume has taken on a pleasing deep yellow, pumpkin colouring. Altogether, a very attractive example of an exceedingly rare and desirable military watch.

Dimensions

38.5mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 150mm, supplied with spare links

Bracelet

Stainless steel ref. 7077, with no.6 end links, folding clasp signed SWISS MADE, Ω OMEGA, STEELINOX

Handset

Broad Arrow hour and dauphine minutes, ‘Lollipop’ sweeping seconds

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega-signed presentation box, with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the watch on March 30, 1959 and its subsequent delivery to the Peruvian Air Forces (Fuerza Aérea del Perú – FAP)

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel serrated, with black Bakelite bezel insert and radium lume pearl at zero.