Not your average Omega Seamaster, but in excellent, original condition with the original strap and buckle.  Model reference 196.0265.


From the serial number on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1986.


In 1948, when the Seamaster was launched, it was not a chunky dive watch with rotating bezel.  This later image is what we now associate with any Omega Seamaster, but there are many models like this one that do not conform to those preconceptions.  In 1986 the fashion wasn’t for big divers watches, but slim, elegant gold plated watches with rectangular cases, so this was Omega giving the market what they wanted.  This Omega Seamaster has a ETA based movement with quick set calendar, rebranded for Omega, so future servicing should be both easily available and inexpensive.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.  Condition is excellent for a new forty year old watch, with the case showing the smallest of marks and glass perfect.  The hands has the smallest amount of corrosion if you expand the photos or use an eye glass – with the naked eye the only thing you might see is some wear on the original leather strap.  Signed on the movement, dial, crown, caseback, buckle and strap.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, instructions, and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  30.0 mm

Width without crown  28.0 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  37.5 mm

Case Thickness  5.3 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

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.