On Apr 3, 4:05 PM UTC
Omega Seamaster Quartz 396.0966 Khanjar Emblem
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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 modern Seamaster that we know and love today was born nine years later, in 1957. This was when the Seamaster 300 was released after Omega was inspired to upgrade the Seamaster after they had 50 Seamaster cases with rubber O-ring gaskets tested in 1955, which led them to work with new materials and push their boundaries. However, not every Seamaster is a large and bulky sports watch designed to tackle the seas, as is the case with the example we have here. Offered as a svelte stainless steel offering that verges on the more casual side of watch wearing, this Seamaster retains the legendary Seamaster name but with a distinctly more wearable 33mm case that stands just 7mm tall thanks to its thin quartz cal. 1342 movement. Designed for travellers, its convenient movement offers the wearer ease of changing between timezones, and thus it was the perfect watch for the Sultanate of Oman to gift to foreign dignitaries, as this example probably was, as evidenced by the red Khanjar Dagger on its silver dial that marks it as a special order piece ordered by the Sultan of Oman as either a gift or a piece for his own collection.
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Est. value range
$1,000 – $3,000
33mm x 7mm
Quartz cal. 1342
Stainless steel bracelet
Watch is in very good overall condition. Surface wear visible on case and bracelet. Dial and indexes have some minor oxidation, but the red khanjar logo is unmarred and crisp. Band has 26 links, 8 of which are removable. There is light stretch. PLEASE NOTE: THE BATTERY IS DEAD AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, IT IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING.
A casual timepiece that is wonderfully understated, this Seamaster forgoes its typical tool watch DNA and instead opts for a rather casual design that is made rather special with the aid of its red Khanjar Dagger.