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c.1954 - Omega Seamaster Automatic - Model Ref: 2846-2848-1SC - On Beads of Rice Bracelet

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c.1954 Omega Seamaster Automatic Model Ref: 2846-2848-1SC - Beads of Rice bracelet Ref.1036 #12 end pieces

A stunning, honest 1950s dress watch which has been lovingly preserved and cared for. This specific Omega reference, 2846, has been a popular discussion topic across Omega watch forums thanks to its oversized, fat lugs which really create a modern feel to the dress watch design. Featuring a gilt dial with a subtle 'pie pan' effect to the dial edges, which are also slightly darker, the gilt hour markers and dauphine hands really shine and stand out against their background. 

The lugs, together with the case back, make the watch stand slightly proud when put on the wrist. The movement is an automatic, self-winding, the famous Caliber 501, a seriously reliable and efficient workhorse which became a staple of watchmaking for decades due to its accuracy and performance. The watch is sat on a beautiful original Omega beads of rice bracelet (Ref. 1036) and #12 end pieces, all original and sharp!

What's on offer

Based on the watch's serial number, we believe it to be a 1954 production piece- hard to believe at first due to the impressive condition of the watch. There is very minor surface rubbing (arguably to be expected) present on the watch, but this would easily polish out thanks to the distinct absence of any large or deep scratches or scuffs anywhere on the watch. Should you wish, we can arrange for a light polish so as to return the watch to a state similar to that in which it first left the factory. The dial has clearly never been played with - it looks pristine and sealed, like a time capsule. There is a minor bit of UV ageing in places, visible only under microscopic lens, but for us this is a part of the watch's classy vintage character! The case back reads 'Seamaster', encased in a border, and 'Waterproof', though we would not guarantee this!

Additional information

Made from

Case: stainless steel 

Dial: Seamaster signed, dauphine gilt hands, Arabic numerals and gilt arrow markers.

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: 1036 #12 ends Beads of Rice bracelet

Technical specifications

Winding: Manually wound or automatic (perpetual wrist motion powers watch).

Movement type: Automatic calibre 501 

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent, mild surface wear

Model Reference Number: 2846-2848-1SC

Date of issue: c.1954


12-month VWS warranty


Width: 34mm

Lug width: 18mm

Wrist size: Adjustable
 via link removal.