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Omega Omega Seamaster Apnea Automatic Divers Countdown NWW 1956

Omega Seamaster Apnea

Mint condition Omega Seamaster Apnea, just serviced. Omega model reference is 2595.30.00. This model is now discontinued and getting quite rare and collectible. It comes with box set but no cards. It is rated as a professional divers watch, rated to 300 metres. It is one of more unusual from Omega, it is a variant on the Seamaster James Bond Chronograph. It is a large and substantial watch, which is thick set, large in stature and heavy in weight. It is solid stainless steel and has a sturdy uni directional ratchet operated rotating bezel, screw down crown and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The dial colourings are the silver with matching silver bezel and without the wave pattern on the dial. It is iterated to the first 14 minutes in red and has the dial perforated with seven circular apertures which turn from silver to red as the 14 minutes dive time elapses. This 14 minutes is the timing for free diving, or as otherwise known apnea timing, which omega sponsors. The movement is an Omega Claibre 3601 which is a self winding chronograph with free diving timing display for a 14 minutes dive. Hour, minute hand, central chronograph hand. With rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves circular graining and gold plated engraving. And a power reserve of 40 hours. The movement and watch are withstanding, robust and purposeful making for an all rounder that can be worn for all occasions. The pictures show the timing in operation with chronograph type operation, and start, stop pushers. The photos show the timer in operation. The dial remains silver when the timer is not being used. It comes on an original Omega rubber strap, a replacement rubber strap and a red Perlon strap as seen in some of the pictures.

Brand Omega
Collection Seamaster 2595.30.00
Strap: Rubber with spare
Case Stainless steel, polished finish
Case back, Screw down
Dial White with 14 minute countdown display
Movement: Automatic 3601 Swiss Made
Jewels: 25
Cadence of balance: 28,800 vph
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, countdown timer
Power reserve: 38 hours
Style Diving
Size Width 41.5 mm lug to lug 46 mm and 16.5 mm thick

Key Characteristics

Brand: Omega
Band: Rubber Strap
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic
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Omega Watches. Founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He travelled throughout Europe selling his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt's death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the unsatisfactory assembly workshop system in favour of in-house manufacturing and total production control. Due to the greater supply of manpower, communications and energy in Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880, then bought the entire building in December. Two years later the company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen district of Bienne, where headquarters are still situated today. Their first series-produced calibres, Labrador and Gurzelen, as well as, the famous Omega calibre of 1894, would ensure the brand's marketing success. Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt both died in 1903, leaving one of Switzerland's largest watch companies - with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people - in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24. Considered to be the great architect and builder of OMEGA, Paul-Emile's influence would be felt over the next half-century. The economic difficulties brought on by the First World War would lead him to work actively from 1925 toward the union of OMEGA and Tissot, then to their merger in 1930 within the group SSIH, Geneva. Under his leadership, then that of Joseph Reiser beginning in 1955, the SSIH Group continued to grow and multiply, absorbing or creating some fifty companies. By the seventies, SSIH had become Switzerland's number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world. Weakened by the severe monetary crisis and recession of 1975 to 1980, SSIH was bailed out by the banks in 1981. Switzerland's other watchmaking giant ASUAG, principal producer of movement blanks and owner of the Longines, Rado and Swatch brands, was saved in similar fashion one year later. After drastic financial cleansing and a restructuring of the two groups' R&D and production operations at the ETA complex in Granges, the two giants merged in 1983 to form the Holding ASUAG-SSIH. In 1985 the holding company was taken over by a group of private investors under the strategy and leadership of Nicolas Hayek. Immediately renamed SMH, Société suisse de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie, the new group achieved rapid growth and success to become today's top watch producer in the world. Named Swatch Group in 1998, it now includes Blancpain and Breguet. Dynamic and flourishing, OMEGA remains one of its most prestigious flagship brands