Omega Seamaster Chronograph

Omega Seamaster Chronograph

Why We Love It

Far too many chronographs, and indeed watches in general produced by Omega, remain tragically unloved because the dial does not bear the Speedmaster name.

Foolishness, we say! 

The 38mm stainless steel cushion case just oozes 70's cool, with its silver sunburst dial contrasted by 3 subtly different shades of blue across the dial and tachymeter. Small funky details like the 'airplane' chronograph minute hand add to that classic sporty aesthetic. 

Unlike many Omega Chronographs, this one is automatic, powered by the Calibre 1040. The Calibre 1040, patented in 1970, came on the heels of the three-way tie for the first automatic chronograph movement--the Calibre 11, the Zenith El-Primero and the Seiko 6139. While relatively rare, these unusual chronographs from Omega in honest condition don't come up often. 

With its distinctive looks and a sturdy, innovative movement, the Seamaster Reference 176.007 has just begun to enjoy slightly more than a cult following in recent years, making unmolested examples more difficult to unearth.

This particular example was once owned by a close friend and industry luminary (email us for details)- you won't want to miss out!

The Story

The Seamaster debuted in 1948, and has its roots in watches Omega supplied to the RAF during the Second World War. These robust and waterproof watches proved so popular—and so effective—that Omega was inspired to release a line intended for civilian use. By the 1950s the line had expanded to encompassed both purpose-driven dive watches (such as the Omega Seamaster 300) and chronographs.

Aficionados of vintage Omega chronographs already know the Omega Speedmaster. The history, the lore, the fact that it went to the moon. Its reputation is such that Omega's chronograph offerings in its other lines are often overlooked--undeservedly, because while these other chronographs might not have the reputation of the Speedmaster, they are just as thoughtfully-crafted and deserving of attention as their more famous cousin.

Like the Speedmaster, the Seamaster chronographs utilized Albert Piguet’s famous Calibre .321 movement, widely regarded as one of the finest manually-wound chronograph movements in the world.


SKU: AS04933

Stainless Steel case is approximately 38mm (excluding pushers and crown). Omega reference 176.007. Omega automatic winding Calibre 1040 movement. Circa 1970s.

Overall Condition: The case is in great condition, showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous blue exotic dial is in great condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Includes signed multi link stainless steel bracelet with signed clasp.

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