1952 Omega Seamaster
1952 Omega Seamaster
- Brand and Country of Manufacture - Omega, Switzerland
- Year - 1952
- Serial - 13768937
- Model - C2577-11SC
- Movement & caliber - 354
- Case diameter - 34.5mm
A stainless steel automatic Omega Seamaster. The iconic Seamaster line first appeared in the Omega line in 1948. This example was made circa 1952, making it one of the early Seamaster models to come out of the Omega factory. It is very much a 'classic' wrist watch that is hard to not like. An unfussy, clean case with a larger than normal frame, quite thick straight drop lugs and simple, uncluttered dial make it a very easy watch to wear on a daily basis. This version without the date is even more easy on the eye with no additional complications. It is a practical, hard working watch, thanks to its hard working Omega automatic movement. The fine and clean dauphine hands are filled in the center with black paint and not luminous material (dial stamped 'Swiss Made' at the base) along the outer edge of the dial are the hash minute track.
The watch is powered by an Omega caliber 354 automatic movement. They are commonly referred to as "half-rotor", a bumper-type self-winding movement that was common place before the advent of the full-rotation self-winding movement was introduced.
The handsome silver dial is signed Omega with the applied gold logo along with the printed Seamaster logo, with iconic "coat hanger" style S all of which is original, and not re-finished. The winding crown is also original with the Omega logo applied to it. The application of the Breguet style Arabic numerals on the dial enhance the overall beauty of the watch, and give it a different feel to most Seamaster models.
The thick screw back case back features the Seamaster name engraved into the back and not the seahorse logo and is in excellent unpolished condition.
Overall, a handsome watch that can be worn and enjoyed for years to come. Being this is a screw back case, not a snap back or the unishell cases, it is a higher quality and more complicated to manufacture case. The watch is possibly unpolished, with wear that one would expect from a watch that is over 70 years old now. There are some scratches to the case, however nothing deep, or distracting to the eye. It is best to leave these alone for fear of ruining the lugs overall look. A classic watch that is so easy to wear and enjoy for another 70 years plus.