Omega Seamaster 600

  • Hallo Leute,


    bin neu hier im Forum und grüsse erst mal alle recht herzlich. Als Anfänger in der Uhrenszene habe hier viel Interessantes gelesen und habe ich mal angemeldet um etwas über die Geschichte meines letzten Neuerwerbs, eine Omega Seamaster 600, zu erfahren.


    Habe zu Weihnachten das Buch "Omega Sportuhren" (John Goldberger, Ebner Verlag Ulm) bekommen, indem viel die Rede über die Seamaster 300 und 600 ist. Es handelt sich aber immer echte Taucheruhren wie die "PloProf" und nicht um eine elegant, sportliche Uhr wie die meine. Auch Googeln brachte mir keine Antworten auf die Geschichte dieser Uhr und warum sie den selben Namen wie eine reinrassige Profi-Taucheruhr trägt.


    Das Einzige was ich weiß ist, dass die Uhr aus den 60ér Jahren ist.


    Grüsse
    Frank

  • Vielen Dank GulDukat.


    Übrigens ist mir grad aufgefallen, dass der Titel meines Threats


    "Seamaster 600"


    und nicht "Speedmaster 600" heißen müsste - verdammter Glühwein... ;-)
    Hoffe die Admins sind so nett und benennen es für mich um!




    Hoffe dennoch auf Antworten zu meinem Thema!


    Grüsse an Alle

  • Moin Frank,


    deine eigentliche Frage kann ich dir leider nicht beantworten, aber ich heiße dich hier herzlich willkommen... das ist das Mindeste :wink:!


    Grüße aus Hamburg


    Björn

    Grüße aus Hamburg


    Björn



    The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

  • Danke sehr Björn!


    Gibt es denn bei den vielen Experten im Forum wirklich Niemanden der mir sagen kann warum unter dem Namen "Omega Seamaster 600" sowohl die Taucheruhr PloProf als auch meine einfache Omega (siehe Bilder oben) aus den sechzigern laufen?


    Ihr würdet mir einen großen gefallen tun!


    Grüsse
    Frank

  • Vielen Dank RC.71 !!!


    Habe mittlerweile doch was interessantes beim googeln gefunden. Der Tip nach "Caliber 600" zu suchen war super. Für alle die es interessiert hier nun die Antwort auf meine Frage und etwas Background über die Seamaster:


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    OMEGA's line of water resistant watches dates all the way back to 1932. The Seamaster name was introduced in 1947. Up through the 1960's, the Seamaster models paralleled the traditional style of dress watches, such as the OMEGA DeVille (some were even labeled as a 'Seamaster DeVille'). While these watches were water resistant (back then, they could still use the term 'water-proof'), few had functions other than basic display of the time and occasionally the date.


    In the 1970's, OMEGA took the Seamaster line in a much sportier and often trendier direction. During this decade, Seamasters took on a heavy sport and functional look and came with more diver-oriented features, such as higher depth ratings, calibrated rotating bezels, chronograph functions, and high-visibility dials.


    OMEGA's current Seamaster line consists of the Seamaster Aqua Terra with 150 meter water resistance and the Seamaster Professional series (introduced in 1993) with 300 meter water resistance and diving-oriented features in a sports watch style. Other recent and generally still available models include the Seamaster 120 series with 120 meter water-resistance in a dress watch style.


    The Seamaster is a diving watch, so why is the name also used on dress watches?


    At the time the Seamaster was introduced in 1948, standard watches were extremely susceptible to water damage from even a dip in a sink or tub. The Seamaster was created as a line of standard dress-style watches which were 'waterproof' (as they called them then) suitable for swimming and other light water activities. Their water resistance then is about comparable to a 10 to 30 meter rating today. The now common diver's watch style was unknown at that time.


    Ten years later in 1958 Rolex introduced the Submariner, really starting the popular market for the sports/diving style of watch (though other brands did have such watches even earlier). A few years later, OMEGA added the comparable sportier models that were designed for even deeper water activities like diving that need a rating of 100 to 300 meters. They maintained the Seamaster name because of their water resistant designs. This split the Seamaster line of water resistant watches into both classic dressy and more rugged sporty styles.


    That continues today, with the Seamaster Aqua Terra series being the direct descendant of the classic dressy Seamaster DeVille. Great for people who usually need a dressy watch, but still like to go for a swim. The Seamaster Professional is the sportier variation with additional features and deeper depth ratings needed by people involved with more serious underwater activities like diving--and those that are not diving professionals, but still enjoy the ruggest sporty styling.


    Today, every watch OMEGA makes has at least as much water resistance as those early Seamasters did. So those vintage Seamasters might seem wimpy by modern standards--but when you understand the history, they were a significant step in the evolution of water resistant watches.
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