1968 Omega Seamaster 120 (Ref. 166.027)
There is something about the early vintage Omega Seamsters that truly embodies the golden era of dive watches of the 1960-1970s. Omega has a long history and heritage in dive watches, which dates back to the 1930s. The seahorse adorned caseback of the Seamaster series pays tribute to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. The seahorse logo was conceived by engraver Jean-Pierre Borle. He was inspired by an image of Neptune driving a chariot pulled by seahorses, which is why the Omega seahorses are depicted wearing bridles.
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The case is believed to remain unpolished show sharp factory edges with very little wear from use. The seahorse engraved caseback is clearly visible. The bezel retains a deep black coloration with an original matte anti-reflective texture still present with the tritium pearl still intact at the 12 o'clock. position. The original Omega 1069 bracelet w/ 524 end pieces show a slight stretch from normal use and retain all 20 original links.
The gorgeous matte black Seamaster dial is in excellent vintage condition. There is a light mark on the dial to the right of the hand stack that is only visible under loupe. The original tritium lume plots have aged to a charming yellow patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The hands appear to have been replaced at some point however the tritium matches the same coloration and consistency of the dial, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand exhibits minor cracking.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec.