1951 Omega Seamaster Ref.2576-12

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There is one small detail which makes this particular piece very different comparing to other Seamaster watches from the early 50s. This small detail is all original glossy black dial with applied golden hour markers and radium lume and it makes the watch really rare. Showing honest and charming patina, this dial is a perfect example of what experienced collectors like - the character of ageing, originality and attraction.

Perfectly functional. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 2-body case with screw-down case back. High-polished finishing.
  • Overall good condition showing various traces of use, minor scratches and dents. Possibly unpolished, showing original facets on the lugs.
  • 34 mm (without crown) / 47 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown signed with Omega logo. 
  • Original hesalite crystal showing minor scratches. Polished in the past.

    Movement:

    • Precise bumper-automatic movement
    • Cal.342 signed "Omega Swiss"
    • Gold-plated, 17 Jewels, 19800 A/h, 42 hours of power reserve
    • Serial number: 128xxxxx
    • Service history is unknown, however, the watch shows strong results: 260 deg. of amplitude, +4 seconds a day, 0.7 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched glossy black dial in good condition showing minor ageing of the surface (matting).
    • Signed "Omega Automatic Seamaster" at 12 o'clock, raised silver Omega logo. Signed "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original but relumed golden hour and minute hands
    • Raised silver hour markers and hands still bear radium lume - Geiger counter shows up to 5 uSv/h. (dial up)

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with generic leather strap and generic steel buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Archive

    Category: Omega


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