A hard to find ‘Pre Bond’ Omega Seamaster, in steel and 18k gold case and bracelet.  Model reference 2600.50.00 or DB 398.1041


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this movement to being made in 1986, and the warranty card is also stamped for 1993 showing the date it was sold. 1986 is very early for this model, so it may have been built in the first batch read to go the Omega resellers in 1988, or it could be that the movements were built in 1986 and not used by the factory for a while.


It is surprising to modern eyes that this watch took seven years to sell, but if you factor in gold was very expensive in the 1980’s, and most people were buying the cheaper quartz movement in the standard pre Bond, then this would have looked like a big jump up in price.  The steel quartz full size version was 800CHF, but the full size bi metal auto was 2025CHF.  (If you are not aware, the replacement Omega Seamaster model to this was worn by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond franchise, so this became retrospectively known as the pre bond after 1993).  This example is very good.  Even the original case back sticker is attached to the warranty card.  The bracelet is quite long and our sister website, SpareLinks.com, may have extra links if required.  The bezel is solid 18k gold, and the links in the bracelet have a thick layer of gold attached to the tops.  The clasp retains its gold medallion too.  The bezel has tiny marks, and the case and bracelet show light signs of wear but they are light signs.  The hands have some signs of corrosion, but are original, and the dial has one spot between one and two.  The Omega Chronometer rated calibre 1111 is running sweetly and fully functioning.

This watch will be supplied with an original presentation box, warranty card with matching serial number and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  41.6 mm

Width without crown  39.7 mm

Lug to lug length  43.4 mm

Case Thickness  9.6 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 197 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.

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.