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Omega Seamaster Ref. 14700-1

An awesome Seamaster for the explorative spirit.

The Omega Seamasters from the 1950s and 1960s are supremely attractive for the lover of vintage watches. While a 34mm size might sound small, they often feature fat cases and lugs that make them very wearable for the modern gentleman and lady alike.

This particular example features a dial with some nice patina and Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. While the famous Rolex Explorer features only 3, 6 and 9, this Seamaster does have a very explorer-ish vibe to it. It feels like a watch one would wear on great adventures in the early sixties.

And why would you not take it on new adventures in the early twenties?

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€ 2.450

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Details
Brand Omega
Diameter 33,5 mm
Model Seamaster
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 14700-1
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket steel
Year of production (circa) 1960
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Automatic
Backstory

The Omega Seamaster was introduced in 1948 and is, as such, the longest continuously running line within Omega’s catalogue. While these early Seamasters might look like dress-watches by today’s standards, their unique selling point was the use of an O-ring gasket between the case and the screw-in caseback. This development, taken from Submarine innovation during WWII, provided the watches with waterproofing that is anything but dressy. A major upgrade over older lead and shellac alternatives.

In 1955, a Seamaster was taken to a record depth of 62,5 meters by diver Gordon McLean, off the coast of Australia. Note that this is still before it took on the archetypal form-factor of a dive watch in 1957, with Ref. CK2913. Since then, models with and without divetime bezels have co-existed within the Omega Seamaster collection.

1950’s And 1960’s non-divetime-bezel Seamasters offer amazing value within today’s vintage market. Despite their modest diameter, they tend to have great wrist presence due to sporty, beefy cases. Countless variations exist, from rare curtain-dial double-signed Seamasters to fancy lugs and cross-hair dials. Great finishing and quality movements ensure these are still awesome everyday watches today. Since they were produced in relatively large numbers, a good example does not break the bank like some technically and historically lesser watches do.

The vintage diving Seamasters, such as the Ref. CK2913, Milspec Seamaster 300 or the famous PloProf, have become highly sought-after and collectible.

It is impossible to write about the Omega Seamaster without mentioning James Bond. When Pierce Brosnan took on the role of British super spy in 1995’s Goldeneye, a tricked-out quartz Seamaster diver was on his wrist. Different Seamasters have featured in all Bond-franchise films since. There was even a sly dig at Omega’s biggest rivals in Casino Royale when a James Bond/Vesper Lynd conversation went: “Rolex?” “Omega.” “Beautiful!”  Oh snap!

The Omega Seamaster collection has everything you could want from a watch. The history, the significance, the quality and the sheer variety. From simpler versions that present massive value, to highly collectible and extremely rare examples. A cool, understated look with an adventurous undertone. We love them!

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At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

14700-1

Year of production (circa)

1960

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

33,5 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only