Although the Omega engineers had produced a mechanism that gave unparalleled accuracy the bumper rotor was incredibly complex and expensive to produce. Only the most experienced of Omegas watch builders were allowed to work on the movements assembly and it must have been well-nigh impossible to find a watchmaker who could repair one if a fault developed.
Because of this, the bumper Seamaster had a very short production run and the model is very rare today. This 1950's Seamaster bumper watch features a 30.2 mm stainless steel case with stainless steel dial.The Explorer-style dial features Roman numerals as well as "3/6/9/12" in Western Arabic numerals. The dial features original polished Dauphine hands. The dial is signed with the Omega logo with "Automatic" written underneath, toward 6 o'clock it is signed "Seamaster".
The back is marked "Seamaster/Waterproof" (pre-seamonster). The 17-jewel movement is automatic, and the watch features the original Seamaster back. The watch includes a brand-new, high quality seven notch Alligator grain strap band made by deBeer of Paris. Watch presents beautifully and is in very good vintage condition, with very minor wear from being gently worn.Watch has been fully serviced and reconditioned, the crown has been replaced. Includes a period-appropriate new band. Crystal has been polished but does show microscopic imperfections that are virtually invisible to the naked eye.
Dial has very minimal surface patination from age. Watch runs and keeps perfect time and is in perfect working condition.This is a truly great opportunity to own one of the most iconic and sought-after watches ever made! This original and authentic period watch will be the crowning jewel of any fine watch collection and will be THE conversation piece whenever you wear it. A distinguished piece for a distinguished gentleman (best scale for men with smaller wrists like our model in the photos) or can be worn by ladies as well owing to its somewhat smaller size compared to newer models. Completely ready to provide years of reliable enjoyment right out of the package when you receive it.
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Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! The item "Vintage 1950s MidCentury OMEGA SEAMASTER Waterproof Automatic Bumper Mens Watch" is in sale since Friday, November 16, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.