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Omega 18K Gold Seamaster XVI 1956 Olympics


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Basic Info

Brand Omega
Ref. No. 2850 SC
Code 2325
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1956
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, Connecticut, Newington
Price [SOLD]
Availability Available now


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 470
Number of jewels 17


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 34 x 41.7 mm
Glass Plastic


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle


Center Seconds, Guilloche Dial, Limited Edition, Only Original Parts


Pieces of Time of Newington, CT (est. 1992) is a retail watch store specializing in collectible mechanical watches. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or visit us at piecesoftime.com for more information.

A VERY cool find and in SOLID 18K GOLD!

A limited edition, XVI Olympics.

This Omega Seamaster was produced specially to commemorate the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Housed in heavy solid 18K Gold case with an Olympic caseback, signed “Seamaster XVI” with the Olympic rings and torch. This is a heavier solid gold case than other Omegas of the era. Just picking it up, you can feel the difference. The case measures 34mm across without the crown and 41.7mm from lug tip to lug tip. This one features beveled “dog’s leg” style lugs. The Seamaster XVI also has its original six-sided, multifaceted Omega signed crown was made exclusively for this model. The ONLY time this crown was used! You can see the caseback has been personalized, we think that just adds to the unique history and character of this timepiece.

The dial was also limited edition to this model only. The applied yellow gold markers are thick, heavy, and BOLD (they really look like coffins to us), used only on this model. It also features an applied Omega logo, and a very cool applied XVI over 6 o’clock. Matching faceted gold dauphine hands complete the look. As can be seen in the photos, the original dial finish has aged. What you're seeing in the pictures is the sealant coat over the finish that has broken down and changed color over the years. The good news is, it's still all original with all of its original printing intact. If you don't mind the aging, this is a truly unique dial.

The watch is powered by Omega’s in-house Caliber 470 automatic movement with 17 Jewels and micrometer regulator. Very high grade for the time period. Also, the 400 series movements were the very first Omega movements with full rotation, non-bumper automatics. Beautifully finished, this is truly Omega at its best!

AND, as a bonus - the watch comes with its original signed 18K Gold buckle! This is the buckle that came on the watch when it was new, very cool!

The photos below are of the watch in its current, "as found" unrestored state.

The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.

Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.

Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.

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