1955 Omega Seamaster Gold-capped

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Beautiful and affordable timepiece by Omega - gold-capped Seamaster with automatic chronometer-grade Cal.501. Beautiful dial in combination with very balanced 34 mm case works very good with any outfit.

Manufacturer: Omega, Switzerland
Model: Seamaster
Reference: 2846-3 SC
Type: Automatic water-proof wristwatch
Year of production: 1955
Case type: 2-body case with snap-on sealed caseback. High-polished finishing.
Case material: Stainless steel + 18k yellow gold
Case measurement: 34 mm (without crown) / 47 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: n/a
Case back: Snap-on, sealed, signed "Omega Watch Co", "Fab.Suisse Swiss Made Patent + Applied", with reference number, and sealing instructions in 4 languages.
Crown/pushers: Replacement golden crown
Crystal: Hesalite
Movement type: Precise automatic chronometer-grade movement
Movement model: Cal.501, gold plated, 19 jewels, signed "Omega Watch Co Swiss".
Movement serial number: 14687589
Dial: Creamy-white two-tone dial, decorated with applied Arabic numerals at quarters, applied golden hour markers and black printed minutes track in the middle section of the dial. Applied Omega logo at 12 o'clock, signed "Omega Automatic" at 12 o'clock, signed "Seamaster" at 6 o'clock. Signed "Swiss made" at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Golden luminous hour and minute hands, golden sweep seconds hand.
Case condition: 2 (fine), showing minor traces of use on the lugs.
Movement condition: 1 (mint), only original parts, complete service in September 2016.
Dial/hands condition: Professionally refinished, immaculate dial. Original, relumed hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with generic leather strap,generic gold plated buckle, our company’s warranty certificate, terms & conditions and hand-made Italian suede watch case.
Warranty: 1-year technical warranty

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Measuring a watch

It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

Diameter without crown

It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

Lug-to-lug width

This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

Lug width

This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.