1970s Omega Seamaster Chronograph (Ref. 176.007)
This Omega Seamaster chronograph oozes 70s watchmaking excellence. The matte blue dial with a white outer tachymetre track, black subdials, and bright orange center minutes hand has a very sporty and youthful appearance, especially with its 38mm square-tonneau style case. Even so, the true beauty of this watch is in the movement.
The Omega cal. 1040 that powers this Seamaster is a modified Lemania 1340 Movement and boasts a handful of helpful complications. Omega made the cal. 1040 their own by bumping jewel count from 17 to 22 and by adding a 24-hour indicator inside the running seconds subdial. The hour recorder is located at the 6 o'clock position and the center minutes recorder is made recognizable by its bright orange airplane style hand. This movement feature a date complication at the 3 o'clock and the movement beats at 28,800 bph. This movement can be seen in the Speedmaster Mark IV as well as the limited edition 1973 Speedmaster 125.
The tonneau style case has been previously lightly polished showing light wear. The crown and pushers remain original to the watch. The case back has been lightly polished, but the seahorse engraving remains intact. The stainless steel Omega braclet is in good overall condition with little wear and some stretch from use.
The excellent matte blue dial is in flawless condition, the white outer tachymetre track is clean and in flawless condition as well. The tritium lume plots have taken on a slight greenish coloration and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands remain in flawless condition and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at spec backed by a 1-year warranty.