A black dialed Omega Seamaster, on a long integrated bracelet and a military style dial.  Model reference 396.0864


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1980.


This is a Seamaster that we have not seen before, and it has a lot more that rarity going for it.  The most popular dial colour searched for is black, and the most popular case shape is round for a start.  But past those generalities we have a high quality calibre 1332 quartz movement that has seventeen jewels and even has Cotes de Geneve striped decoration on the bridges.  This all metal construction was going for high quality when the majority of the rest of the manufacturers were trying to make quartz movements cheaper and faster.  You adjust the hours via the crown – ideal for travelers who can skip to a different time zone in a second, and you adjust the minutes and seconds via the pusher at 2.  The 1332 movement was deemed that accurate that you wouldn’t need to adjust the minute hand often, and you can see how this works on the video.  This watch is on an integrated bracelet, and importantly this is long enough for most wrists.  This bracelet is all stainless steel, and was also used on the Calypso II divers watches.  The outside of the links are raised, and this solid link bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.  The dial is very good, and unusual in having the hour numbers on the chapter ring in the style of some military watches.   This Seamaster is smaller than a modern watch, but the slim case helps the case feel a little larger than it is.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.


Width with crown  36.8 mm

Width without crown  34.6 mm

Between lugs  8 mm

Lug to lug length  39.4 mm

Case Thickness  6.9 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 205 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

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.