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Omega Seamaster 166067Omega Seamaster 166067

Omega Seamaster ref. 166.067 ‘Silver Sunshine’

Have a look at a Seamaster that is both simple and quirky at the same time…

At first glance, it looks like any old Seamaster (as if that would be a bad thing!). But look closer and you will spot the thick, elongated case with its curvaceous, fully brushed flanks. On the wrist, the case makes the watch seem almost oval, stretched vertically. A very cool look. A very seventies look!

The hands and indices feature a combination of black filling and lume. Being a 1970 watch, this is tritium, of course. The darkened lume is the only giveaway of this dial’s age, as the sunburst silver surface is flawless!

The Seamaster universe offers ample opportunity to find something off the beaten tracks and uniquely “you”. If this watch speaks to you, it might just be your companion for life!

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Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

166.067

Year of production (circa)

1970

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

35 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Details
Brand Omega
Movement Automatic
Model Seamaster
Diameter 35 mm
Reference 166.067
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1970
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Material Steel
Lug Width 18 mm
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
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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