One of the earliest Omega f300 models, produced in the first year of production, this Seamaster Chronometer is model 198.0001
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1970.
Until you have experienced a f300’s sweep second hand it is difficult to quantify just how smooth it is. True, the movement in this watch is made under license from Bulova, and it was also used in Longines, Certina, IWC watches and others during the period. But this is a compliment – none of these established companies could beat the Bulova, so they joined up and used the technology that was by now well proven.
You can read more about the f300 range at our go to website for all things to do with electric and electronic watches here. we have also taken some pictures of this watch next to the original advert, as found in the Omega – A Journey through Time book.
This is an easy watch to live with and wear daily if required. The crystal has a few marks, but is an original Omega item (signed in the centre). The case is unpolished and without and major damage. The dial has slight staining to the right hand side, but is otherwise clean. Everything, including the quick set date, is working as it should do. The tan leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a black leather strap if required.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 38.2 mm
Width without crown 35.5 mm
Between lugs 19 mm
Lug to lug length 41.8 mm
Case Thickness 10.8 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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