1956 Omega Seamaster Automatic (Ref. 2846-2848 1SC) Cal. 501 "Gilt Crosshair Dial"
The world of vintage Omega Seamasters is vast and filled with interesting and unique references and this ref. 2846-2848 1SC Omega Seamaster has so many charming elements to it, that is hard to favor just one! The ref. 2846-2848 1SC is powered by the in-house Omega cal. 501 automatic winding movement, which is a workhorse, like many Omega movements out of this era. The broad lug case gives this watch an excellent wrist presence and the glossy black gilt crosshair dial is extremely elegant and charming.
|Dial||Glossy Black "Crosshair"|
|Bracelet||Omega Beads of Rice Bracelet W/ 11 End Pieces|
The excellent case has been ever so slightly polished in the past and retains most of its original factory dimensions and slight chamfers on the edges of the lugs. The case retains its original "flat foot" Omega signed crown. The factory markings on the case back all remain fully intact. The watch comes supplied on an era-correct Omega no. 12 "beads of rice" bracelet with 11 end pieces and retains 20 links that display normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.
The beautiful glossy black dial maintains its mirror-like finish and has achieved a tasteful speckled patina throughout. The silver gilting on the dial all remains intact and accents the patina nicely. The radium lume plots are a warm golden coloration, under U.V. light inspection the lume exhibits very minimal degradation and remains almost entirely intact. The original radium dauphine hands match the dial nicely and display normal oxidation, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand does display some lume loss and remains stable, the hour hand lume is fully intact.
None. The watch is running, previous service history is unknown.