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Omega Omega Seamaster Chronograph NWW 1918

Omega Seamaster Chronograph

Omega Seamaster automatic chronograph complete with box and papers originally purchased from authorised Omega dealers Ernest Jones in 2010. This is the discontinued model with the Valjoux 7750 movement which is a reliable, sturdy and proven movement. It can be serviced or repaired by any watchmaker rather than having proprietary parts and having to go back to the manufacturer. Condition is good but has some marks to the bezel insert towards the 6 position and some minor marks to the case and bracelet. It is a large and substantial case with large full size bracelet and folding clasp. Sapphire crystal and screw down crown offering 300 metres water resistance, though this is not tested. Solid, screw on case back and uni directional divers bezel. The dial is black, these models were more commonly seen in blue so the black is a nice change. Dimensions are: width is 41.5 mm excluding crown, 46 mm including crown and 49 mm lug to lug and thickness is 16.5 mm.

Bezel Bidirectional
Crystal sapphire
Crown screw down
Helium escape valve
Bracelet steel
Clasp push button folding clasp with divers extension
Case Width 41.5mm
Thickness 16.5 mm
Chronograph Yes
Dial Colour Black
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic ETA Valjoux 7750
Water Resistant 300M

Key Characteristics

Brand: Omega
Band: Steel Bracelet
Case Material: Steel
Condition: Good
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