Omega Diver Generations

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Omega Diver Generations

Post by andrema on Fri 07 Jan 2011, 5:16 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

Image courtesy of Per K
(The very first Seamaster "diver". Some familiar design cues here, eh?)


CK 14755 - Seamaster 300 - 1960 - 200m

Image courtesy of mamas


ST 164.014 - Seamaster 300 - 1962 - 200m

Image courtesy of gmhutton


ST 165.024 - Seamaster 300 - 1964 - 200m

Image courtesy of mamas


And here is a variation of the 165.0024 as issued to the Royal Navy (UK)

Image courtesy of Nalu


ST 166.024 - Seamaster 300 - 1966 - 200m

Image courtesy of mamas


ST 165.027 - Seamaster 120 - 1966 - 120m

Image borrowed from the Omega Museum

ST 145.008 - Seamaster Chronostop - 1967 - 120m

Image courtesy of Colin_T

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

Image courtesy of Joe K.


ST 166.068 - Seamaster - 1969 - 200m

Image courtesy of 2premo


ST 145.0019 - Seamaster - 1969 - 120m

Image courtesy of IAMsterdam


ST 166.0077 - Seamaster 600 "PloProf" - 1970 - 600m

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 . . .

Image courtesy of ToddVNO


ST 166.0073 - Seamaster 120 - 1970 - 120m

Image courtesy of Neil(UK)


ST 398.0806 - Seamaster Electronic - 1971 - 120m

Image courtesy of Toshi

ST 198.0016 - Seamaster Electronic - 1971 - 120m

Image courtesy of keitht


ST 166.0091 - Seamaster 200 - 1971 - 200m

Image courtesy of keitht


ST 166.0093 - Seamaster 1000 (aka "The Grand") - 1972 - 1000m

Image courtesy of ToddVNO
(Omega's deepest diver ever)


ST 176.0004 - Seamaster 120 (aka "Big Blue") - 1972 - 120m

Image courtesy of Nalu

And another one, just because this watch is the bees knees.

Image courtesy of Nalu


ST 145.0036 - Flightmaster - 1973 - 120m

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

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

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

Image borrowed from the Omega Museum


ST 396.0900 - Seamaster 120 "Plongeur De Luxe" - 1980 - 120m

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

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

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

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

Image courtesy of WIS_Chronomaster


2531.80 - Seamaster 300 "The Bond" - 1993 - 300m

Image courtesy of Fergie


TB 378.0504 - Seamaster 300 Chrono Diver - 1993 - 300m

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

Image courtesy of keitht
(Features Omega's "Omegamatic" auto-quartz movement)


2054.50 - Seamaster 300 - 2000 - 300m

Image courtesy of John Wilson


2269.50 - Seamaster Racing Chronometer "America's Cup" - 2003 - 300m

Image courtesy of WatchObsession
(Features a 10 minute regatta timer complication)


2895.30.91 - Seamaster 300m Apnea - 2003 - 300m

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

Image courtesy of NMGE17


2594.52 - Seamaster Professional Chronograph - 2005 - 300m

Image courtesy of spogehead


2201.50 - Seamaster Planet Ocean - 2005 - 600m

Image courtesy of AAP


2218.50 - Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono - 2006 - 600m

Image courtesy of WatchObsession


224.30.55.21.01.001 - Seamaster PloProf 1200 M - 2009 - 1200m

Image courtesy of Hary


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