With one of the nicest silver dials we have seen on any Omega, this TV dial Seamaster looks great! Model reference 196.0082.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1977. According to Omega’s website this was launched for the 1977 collection.
This Seamaster has the excellent Omega calibre 1345 movement fitted. These highly accurate quartz movements were cutting edge, and have quick set date operated by the pusher at 4. The day usually doesn’t need to be adjusted, but to do so you pull the crown to the first position and this changes the hour hand only without stopping the movement – not only does this allow you to advance the day by turning it just 24 clicks, but also it is an excellent way of changing the hour for summer/winter or when travelling. To adjust the minute hand you press and hold the button inside the crown, hold it for five seconds, release and repress. That start to advance the minutes and second hands for absolute precision when time setting. We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner, and adjust the watch for their timezone (unless you prefer to do it yourself, in which case we can leave it if told to). The dial is great, and the hands straight. The acrylic crystal has the Ω logo in the centre. The stainless steel case has a few small marks but nothing terrible – one interesting point is you can see an original circle in the side of the case near 2 where another push button would have gone if it were ever fitted. The Geckota leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour or style if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 37.8 mm
Width without crown 35.2 mm
Between lugs 20 mm
Lug to lug length 39.7 mm
Case Thickness 10.6 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.