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PostSubject: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 3:45 pm




To follow is a chronological photo timeline of the various Omega dive watch generations. I saw this over at WUS and thought that it was pretty cool.

Omega Diver Generations:


CK 2913 - Seamaster 300 - 1958 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations 2913-2
Image courtesy of Per K
(The very first Seamaster "diver". Some familiar design cues here, eh?)


CK 14755 - Seamaster 300 - 1960 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Ck14755no1
Image courtesy of mamas


ST 164.014 - Seamaster 300 - 1962 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Omegaseamaster30019649
Image courtesy of gmhutton


ST 165.024 - Seamaster 300 - 1964 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Seamaster_300
Image courtesy of mamas


And here is a variation of the 165.0024 as issued to the Royal Navy (UK)
Omega Diver Generations GRN_SM300_and_Compass_4
Image courtesy of Nalu


ST 166.024 - Seamaster 300 - 1966 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Sm300btdate1
Image courtesy of mamas


ST 165.027 - Seamaster 120 - 1966 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations ST165027
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum

ST 145.008 - Seamaster Chronostop - 1967 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations Chrstop5
Image courtesy of Colin_T
Omega Diver Generations Chrstop3
Image courtesy of Colin_T
(Note that the caseback states that the piece is rated to 120m (and has also been confirmed by other owners), despite the Vintage Database listing it as 60m. I'm not sure if this is just a discrepancy or if there was a change in the rating at some point)


ST 166.0088 - Seamaster 120 - 1969 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations DSCN2869
Image courtesy of Joe K.


ST 166.068 - Seamaster - 1969 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Attachment
Image courtesy of 2premo


ST 145.0019 - Seamaster - 1969 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations Seamaster145019wf8
Image courtesy of IAMsterdam


ST 166.0077 - Seamaster 600 "PloProf" - 1970 - 600m
Omega Diver Generations Ploprof_1
Image courtesy of Toshi
(Developed specifically for professional divers, it was design and tested with the assistance of Jacques Cousteau)

Let's observe the beast in his natural habitat . . .
Omega Diver Generations P4212464
Image courtesy of ToddVNO


ST 166.0073 - Seamaster 120 - 1970 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations 309949179861f51a5a6942bbe7ddf4fce2c
Image courtesy of Neil(UK)


ST 398.0806 - Seamaster Electronic - 1971 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations Sm120_7
Image courtesy of Toshi

ST 198.0016 - Seamaster Electronic - 1971 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations 1980016
Image courtesy of keitht


ST 166.0091 - Seamaster 200 - 1971 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations ST1660091-1
Image courtesy of keitht


ST 166.0093 - Seamaster 1000 (aka "The Grand") - 1972 - 1000m
Omega Diver Generations P8121383
Image courtesy of ToddVNO
(Omega's deepest diver ever)


ST 176.0004 - Seamaster 120 (aka "Big Blue") - 1972 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations Crown_and_Pushers_3
Image courtesy of Nalu

And another one, just because this watch is the bees knees.
Omega Diver Generations WetSM120C-2E
Image courtesy of Nalu


ST 145.0036 - Flightmaster - 1973 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations DSC00359
Image courtesy of Wytnucls
(Yes, the Flightmaster is very much a pilot's watch, so why mention it here? Well, this particular model featured double the water resistance of previous models, so it ticks all the right boxes)


ST 166.0177 - Seamaster 200 (aka SHOM Seamaster) - 1974 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Sm200_8
Image courtesy of Toshi
(SHOM stands for Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine. The story goes that this model was ordered by the French for SHOM use. That's the story anyway - - it seems that this association was possibly exagerated. No one really knows how many were purchased by SHOM and how many went straight to retail.)


ST 166.0250 - Seamaster 120 (aka Baby PloProf) - 1978 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations MVC-026S
Image courtesy of ToddVNO
(It's a little known fact that the PloProf was stationed overseas for a few months and became romantically involved with a local girl. Unfortunately, he had to ship out and never learned that he had a son, Baby PloProf.)


ST 366.0858 - Seamaster - 1979 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations ST3660858
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum


ST 396.0900 - Seamaster 120 "Plongeur De Luxe" - 1980 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations ST3960900-1
Image courtesy of keitht
(This model was on Jacques Mayol's wrist when he set the world freediving (unassisted) record at 101 ft. in 1981. Not exactly a "0-60" bezel, but marked sufficiently for dive timing.)


SR 396.0929 - Seamaster 120 "Calypso" - 1981 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations SR3960929
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum
(Black chromium-plated stainless steel case. Also offered in standard stainless steel case.)


ST 396.0932 - Seamaster 120 "Calypso II" - 1982 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations ST3960932
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum
(Stainless steel case. Also offered in black chromium-plated case.)


SR 396.0975 - Seamaster 120 "Calypso III" - 1983 - 120m
Omega Diver Generations SR3960975
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum
(Black chromium-plated stainless steel case. Also offered in standard stainless steel case.)


2810 - Seamaster 200 (aka Pre-Bond) - 1988 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations P1000117
Image courtesy of WIS_Chronomaster


2531.80 - Seamaster 300 "The Bond" - 1993 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations Picture003
Image courtesy of Fergie


TB 378.0504 - Seamaster 300 Chrono Diver - 1993 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations DSCN2445
Image courtesy of Hewybaby
(This particular model features titanium, gold, and tantalum. Was also available in all titanium or stainless steel)


2514.50 - Seamaster 200 - 1997 - 200m
Omega Diver Generations Omegamatic
Image courtesy of keitht
(Features Omega's "Omegamatic" auto-quartz movement)


2054.50 - Seamaster 300 - 2000 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations DSC_0156_J
Image courtesy of John Wilson


2269.50 - Seamaster Racing Chronometer "America's Cup" - 2003 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations DSC02269
Image courtesy of WatchObsession
(Features a 10 minute regatta timer complication)


2895.30.91 - Seamaster 300m Apnea - 2003 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations 28953091
Image borrowed from the Omega Museum
(The Apnea was designed in conjunction with Jacques Mayol, but wasn't released until 2 years after his death. The piece features a 14 minute timer complication)


2535.80 - Seamaster 300 M GMT - 2004 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations PICT6438
Image courtesy of NMGE17


2594.52 - Seamaster Professional Chronograph - 2005 - 300m
Omega Diver Generations IMG_0949
Image courtesy of spogehead


2201.50 - Seamaster Planet Ocean - 2005 - 600m
Omega Diver Generations IMG_3361
Image courtesy of AAP


2218.50 - Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono - 2006 - 600m
Omega Diver Generations PB130009
Image courtesy of WatchObsession


224.30.55.21.01.001 - Seamaster PloProf 1200 M - 2009 - 1200m
Omega Diver Generations IMG_9668HL
Image courtesy of Hary


Original content can be found here ---->>> http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=1691309#poststop

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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 4:49 pm

GREAT pictorial Mark!

Man, what a great line of watches and watch heritage!

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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Nice. But no Bond distinction for the 2005 PO 3-Hand. Sad
Guess there's only one True James Bond and Craig ain't it (still like him in the role)
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 6:04 pm

very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 9:56 pm

Oh man, that WAS cool !..So many watches, and ALL of them
are GREAT !..Can't really pick a favorite, but "Big Blue", the 1972
120m Seamaster looked so much ahead of it's time, that it could
fit right in perfectly today. So could "The Grand" Seamaster 1000,
and of course Ploprofs !..Alot of them mixed elegance, with sport
like the Flightmaster. Also liked the recent "Americas Cup" 2003
Seamaster, and 2003 Apnea. Omega Diver Generations Icon_biggrin ..Honestly liked all of them !!!!
...Thanks !

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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jul 08, 2010 10:33 pm

Some nice watches there. I really like a lot of their vintage models.
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeFri Jul 09, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks Mark.
I enjoyed that.
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeFri Jul 09, 2010 10:17 am

Cool Post , like the evolution of the Seamaster
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeWed Feb 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Wonderful lineup! I have 2 preBonds and the Bond auto....love Omega!
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 10:19 pm

Woah Thank you for finding this post.
Truly great!

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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeSat Mar 24, 2012 8:02 am

you have only 1 prebond, so I'd like to add to this model. Starting with the 1987/8 the preBond 1441 TC model came out. This rare caliber was replaced by the 1438 caliber by the early 90s and included various options. The all SS midsized and variations such as the gold bezel /blackdial one. I found the larger sized models in SS and a gold trim bezel one. The earlier mid and fullsized ones had concave backs, which were changed over to the flatter case backs. These are noticeably heavier due to the fuller caseback steel. I prefer the extra weight of the latter ones.

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Seamaster Pairs by thianwong1, on Flickr

Here is the full sized men's version at 40mm black dial/18ct gold bezel and crown.

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rail4 dial larger by thianwong1, on Flickr

In this group photo, the SS midsize prebond is in the frame, then I added the fullsized mens SS version quartz. Never did find the harder tofind Auto version....

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added fullsized prebond by thianwong1, on Flickr

So, in this thread we see the Seamaster 120 line, followed by a short period of the 200m preBonds, midsized and fullsized. The next line began the 300m with the Bond version in early 1990s.

A side line beginning in the early 1983s, to compete with the Seiko quartz onslaught, was the POLARIS models This was the Seamaster dress , gold filled models. Mine is the basic 34mm SS with gold case inlay. There was the added gold/ss bracelet available too. The POLARIS line included variations of dial configuration as a GMT, subdials, titanium models and two chrono models 1/10 and the 1/100 version made in 1988 to commorate the Olympics in Barcelona.

Here is the 1/10 model chrono....Omega Diver Generations 6835344428_053a58e878_b
Ferrari_458_Italiax Polaris chrono by thianwong1, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeSat Mar 24, 2012 8:27 am

by 1993 the Bond 300m appeared and the movie Golden Eyeset the trend for a very smart looking Seamaster, both quartz and auto version. To this day the Bond watches are still very popular but the current Seamaster Planet Ocean with it contemporary design and great comfortable bracelet has now many followers.
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeSat Mar 24, 2012 11:31 am

Wow Thian thats quite a collection!
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeThu Jun 14, 2012 1:52 pm

I love all Omega watches, I believe that those are the most stylisher...in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Omega Diver Generations   Omega Diver Generations Icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2012 1:38 am

Thanks, Mark. Can I send you my shipping address for that Proprof? Laughing
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