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Omega Omega Seamaster Automatic Electric Blue Dial OME 665

Omega Seamaster Automatic Electric Blue Dial

 

Omega Seamaster Professional automatic divers watch in stainless steel watch. This is the model reference 2255 80 and is the rarely seen polished case model with polished steel bracelet, polished bezel with blue insets and electric blue dial making for a stunning looking watch. It comes with box and papers. The warranty card is not present, but has the original purchase receipt from Ernest Jones in 2004. The sister of this watch of course it the blue dial James Bond version. This watch is an officially certified Swiss Chronometer.  The Omega Seamaster Professional Divers watch is rated to 300 metres and can be of course used for professional purposes. It has very attractive polished black wave pattern dial and rotating bezel, where the bezel is the same colour as the rest of the case and bracelet. It is a large and substantial build, with sturdy uni directional rotating bezel.  Being constructed of stainless steel, it is a heavy and substantial and strong watch.  Super strong and scratch resistant sapphire crystal, helium escape valve for high diving pressures, screw down crown for water resistance, date function and solid stainless steel case and bracelet, with divers wetsuit extension. This is an outstanding watch in excellent condition with some minor marks to the bracelet from normal wear.  Dimensions are: width is 41 mm excluding crown, 45.5 mm including crown and 47 mm lug to lug and thickness is 12 mm.

 

Model Reference 255.80
Model Seamaster Professional
Case: Stainless steel
Case Back Screw down
Bezel Uni directional steel with blue inset markers
Dial Classic wave pattern electric blue
Date Quickset at 3 position
Water Resistance 300 metres
Crystal Sapphire
Crown Screw Down
Others Helium escape valve
Movement Automatic Swiss made ETA 2824-2 base 25 jewel
Bracelet Steel
Clasp Folding clasp, push button release

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Key Characteristics

Brand: Omega
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Excellent
Movement: Automatic

Additional Product Details

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