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Lot #1905

Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.036

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Introduction

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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Grade

V 8..5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$1,000 – $2,000

The Details

Brand

Omega

Dimensions

35.5mm x 11mm

Model

Seamaster Cosmic

Movement

Automatic Omega cal. 752

Reference

166.036

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

Circa 1960s

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Grey

THE DIAL

A two-tone dial of sorts, the Seamaster Cosmic features a vertical satin-brushed dial with a grey center portion and a black chapter ring that adds a level of visual depth to the dial.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Hailing from the Seamaster family, the Cosmic is a hard-wearing timepiece that could easily take the stresses of daily use. With its steel bracelet and robust case, it was a watch designed to be more on the side of the tool watch than its earlier Seamaster predecessors.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

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.

Our Perspective

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.

Justin Gruenberg

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