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Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz Montreal Olympics circa 1976

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Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz massive oversize 46 x 35mm TV screen shaped thick 13mm case with dual battery powered analog and digital displays. Case reference 196.005.2 (396.0839) powered by innovative caliber 1611 movement. Produced by Omega for the 1976 Montreal Olympics game this is a an impressive timing “instrument” for your wrist. Approximately the size and shape of an Apple watch, oriented horizontally instead of vertically, but way cooler! In exceptional condition with clean sapphire crystal, polished steel bezel and case, and with very minty condition original bracelet with contoured, polished rounded links and heavy deployment clasp with deeply stamped Omega logo. Caseback with deeply embossed Seamaster and Montreal Olympics logos.

This model was introduced for the Montreal, Canada olympics games of 1976 by timing sponsor Omega, and represented a significant break through in technology and design. It features the first combined use of digital and analog display in a time piece. According to Wikipedia, the score board for the Olympics resembled the design of this massive and futuristic design timepiece. An example of this model sold for $6500.00 in the Antiquorum Omega theme “Omegamania” auction held in April 2007.

In excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, with an extra long bracelet. Big, but nicely contoured, and comfortable on your wrist. You won’t go unnoticed wearing this dramatic time piece!

 

Additional information

Maker

Omega

Model Name/Type

Seamaster Chrono-Quartz

Model/Case Ref#

396.0839

Man's / Lady's

Men

Circa

1976

Case mm

46 x 35mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

wide polished bezel

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

signed Omega crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial

Movement Type

Quartz

Movement Caliber

1611

Date Function

yes

Strap / Bracelet

Omega bracelet with deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

8.0 inches

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Omega Seamaster

Omega Watches - Vintage & Used

We feature an extensive selection of the most popular vintage Omega watches models including Seamasters, Speedmaters, Constellations, Omega dress models in steel, yellow and rose gold, and countless variations of vintage Omega chronographs, from the early Seamasters, to the classic and best selling vintage and preowned variations of the Omega Man on the Moon Speedmaster models.

Omega is the 2nd most popular vintage watch brand in our store, 2nd only to vintage Rolex. As the sponsors and official timers of countless Olympic Games, and the producer of the enormously popular Man on the Moon Speedmaster, Omega is one of the most recognized and respected of all Swiss watch brands.

Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz Montreal Olympics circa 1976

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