Initially released in 1948 and based on watches used by airmen in WWII, the Omega Seamaster has become one of Omega’s best-known collections. Initially, a dress-style watch with thick lugs, the Seamaster was designed to promote daily wear while remaining functional for use in water with 62.5 meters of water resistance. However, the Seamaster has gone through several changes over the years to get to where it is now. While originally a hard-wearing dress watch, it has blossomed into a fully-fledged dive watch, and in between those two usecases is the Seamaster Cosmis that we have here. Launched in 1967 and produced for about a decade, the Seamaster Cosmic was inspired by the space fever that had gripped the world throughout the 1960s, and as such it sports a different design. Further strengthening Omega’s ties with NASA, it proved to be an important watch indeed. Featuring a stainless steel monocoque case design (meaning ‘hull’ in French), the Seamaster Cosmic’s tonneau-shaped case would go on to define its aesthetic. Featuring the day and date atop its grey dial, as powered by the automatic Omega cal. 752, the Seamaster Cosmic’s design is entirely refined and monochromatic. With its slim profile and svelte 35.5mm diameter, the Seamaster Cosmic wears well even by today’s standards with its design looking effortlessly timeless no matter the occasion.
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Est. value range
$1,000 – $2,000
Watch is in excellent overall condition with minor surface wear. The dial is near-mint showing little to no signs of wear. Caseback engravings are fully visible and legible. 21 links, 3 links removable. Bracelet has little stretch.
An iconic watch that has had a large impact on pop culture even outside of watchmaking, the Seamaster spanned the gap between casual everyday timepieces and sports-focused tool watches long before it became standard practice, and Seamaster Cosmic goes to prove just how versatile the Seamaster collection is, and was, even all those decades ago.