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Omega Seamaster Chonograph ST 176007

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An incredible chronograph from the early 70s with the Omega 1040 caliber and an awesome blue dial with ‘starry-night’ patina in great condition.

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Omega Seamaster Chonograph ST 176007

Movement:
  • Automatic Omega caliber 1040.
  • Chronograph with 12h register at 6, center-minute and second hands.
  • 24h indication at 9 overlapped by running seconds.
  • Quickset date.
  • 22 jewels, 28800 A/h, 44 hours of power reserve.
Case:
  • Tonneau-shaped steel case with screw-down caseback in specially good condition with sunburst finish on top side and mirror finish on both sides.
  • 39 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 15mm (thick) / 22 mm (between lugs).
  • Original Omega signed crown and two pushers.
  • Armoured hesalite crystal in great condition.
  • Signed screw-down service caseback with seahorse, Omega logo and Seamaster engravings on the outside and laser markings on the inside.
Bracelet:
  • Original Omega solid links steel bracelet with endlinks number 653 slightly stretched out due to age and use.
  • Omega signed steel clasp number 1170 30.
Dial:
  • Fantastic blue sunburst dial with metal indices and tritium lume plots
  • Especially relevant is the awesome ‘starry-night’ patina developed by this chrono.
  • Original hours and minutes hands with tritium lume matching the patina on lume plots next to indices. Rare syringe-style minutes hand.
  • White inner tachometer scale.
  • Blue printings for “Omega logo Automatic Seamaster T-Swiss Made-T and 5 minute interval numerals”
A bit of history on the 176007 and its caliber 1040:

(excerpt from Hodinkee’s article here)

The Omega calibre 1040 that powers this Seamaster 176007 is a modified Lemania 1340, and is significant for several reasons. Introduced in 1970, the Lemania 1340 was the first automatic chronograph movement to run at 28,800 bph.

In addition, the other unique feature of the Lemania 1340 was its use of a central minutes chronograph hand. As you can see in the photos, the minutes chrono hand lies under the seconds counter and distinguished by its “airplane” tip and orange color. Therefore making it perfect for quick, easy reading of the elapsed time.

Omega made it their own 1040 calibre by adding a 24-hour indicator inside the running seconds subdial and increasing the jewel count from 17 to 22.

Manufactured during a short period of less than five years, the 176007. Due to its short run, the ST 176001 is not a common watch to find, but a favorite among lovers of vintage Omegas who love its distinctive ‘70s shape, the blue dial and that great movement.

FAQ

When will I receive my new vintage watch?

We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.

Is the shipment insured?

Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.

How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?

We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.

Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?

Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.

Where do you source the watches you sell?

In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.

Shipping & Payments

Shipping

All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.

Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.

Payment methods

We accept he following safe and trustworthy payment methods:

  • Paypal: Pay with credit card  (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or with your own PayPal account. You will be redirected to the PayPal website after confirming your order. There you will have to confirm the payment. After the amount has cleared successfully, you will be sent back to our shop and receive an email from PayPal with your payment confirmation. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.
  • Bank wire transfer: If you would like to transfer funds directly from your bank account, please choose this method when processing your order. Once you complete your order, you will receive an email with bank account details. Your order will be processed as soon as we have received the verification of your payment. Our system will email our order confirmation to you.