Omega Seamaster Ref. 2648-1SC

We absolutely love early Omega Seamasters like this. They are beautiful, capable, and available in so many cool variations.

The one on offer here dates back to ca. 1954. Being a Ref. 2846, this no-date beauty comes in a thick, sporty case. This reference is characterized by its beefy aesthetics, compensating for its modest 34mm diameter.

The sporty nature of this watch is further enhanced by the 12, 3, 6, 9 dial with applied indices in steel. The varnish has discolored over time, to a very attractive parchment tone.

Come and try this beauty on at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

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€ 2.150

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Omega
Diameter 34.5
Model Seamaster
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 2648-1SC
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1954
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne
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!

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
Please email us for more information at info@awco.nl.
Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

2648-1SC

Year of production (circa)

1954

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34.5

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only