For sale we have a stylish 1961 Omega Seamaster dress watch, steel with gold capped top. It is the reference 14762-61, with a 34mm case and a beefy lug design. It has an excellent dial, with a brushed finish to the centre, cross hair and pie pan esque raising of the centre. It has eye-catching facetted arrow hour markers and a date window at 3 O’clock. To the right is a later replacement Omega crown and to the rear is the screw back case with Seahorse motif. Inside is the rose gold finished Omega calibre 562 automatic movement, which looks great and is functioning very well. This gold capped reference provides the luxury appearance of gold, without the high price tag. The same reference has previously sold via Hodinkee.
This is the classic, everyday vintage dress watch.
The case is well proportioned measuring 34mm x 34mm, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 43mm adding to the presence on the wrist. At a depth of 11mm, the case is very comfortable on the wrist, especially when taking into consideration the taper of the lugs. The ‘beefy’ lugs are very well balanced with the circular central section of the case, with a slight inward taper allowing them to blend well. The Seamaster motif to the rear is very good, clear and defined. There is a light personal engraving of the initials P-L to the rear.
The dial is excellent and is simple yet dripping in luxury. The considered design touches really come to the forefront here. A raised central section of the dial, in the same vein as the pie-pan dials of the era, with a brushed finish and cross hair motif. This creates a range of textures and finishes to interact with the light. This is further aided by the facetted outer section of the dial being a satin finish, allowing the applied facetted gold arrow markers to take centre stage. This is neatly balanced with the facetted gold tone date window surround. The Dauphine hands are simple and elegant, a classic on Omegas of this era.
Inside is the Automatic Omega cal 562. It has a jewel count of 24, with sweep second and has a date function. The date is set by cycling between 21hrs-24hrs. It has a frequency of 19,800 BPH, with a 50-hour power reserve. The rose gold tone finish is good and it is keeping time to +12 seconds a day.
Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
The dial is original and is in good condition. It is a silver satin tone, with a brushed central section. It has a pie-pan style raising to the centre, with a cross hair to the centre. All signing is clear and the applied Omega logo is in good condition with minimal corrosion. The hour markers are very good with little corrosion, as is the date window surround.
The hands are of facetted dauphine style and are original. They are in good condition with some slight signs of corrosion. The central second hand is also original.
The acrylic crystal is a later replacement as it lacks the date magnifier. It is in good condition with only light scratches.
The gold-plated crown is a modern replacement in perfect condition.
The case is Stainless Steel with gold capping to the top and sides. It is in good overall condition with no visible wear to the plate. It has light surface scratching associated with ageing. The case remains unpolished. It has some light nicks to the sides of the lugs.
The screw on back is Stainless Steel and is in good original condition for the age. It has light surface scratching, with the brushed surface just visible around the medallion. The Seahorse logo is very good and clear with little wear. There is a personal engraving P-L which is reasonably shallow.
The watch comes on Black calf grain Condor strap for 18mm lugs.
The movement is an Automatic Omega cal 562. It has a jewel count of 24, with sweep second and has a date function. The date is set by cycling between 21hrs-24hrs. It has a frequency of 19,800 BPH, with a 50-hour power reserve.
The service history is unknown, but the movement is in good condition and is keeping good time. It’s keeping time to +12 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 255 degrees and a beat error of 0.0m/s.
Case width: 34mm
Case width with crown: 36.5mm
Case length: 34mm
Case length lug to lug: 43mm
Case Depth: 11mm
Lug width: 18mm
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