Watch

MADE: 1967

MATERIAL: Tungsten Bombarded Steel

MOVEMENT: Automatic

CASE DIAMETER: 44mm

Notes

Made famous for its reliability, the OMEGA Seamaster has worldwide acclaim stemming back to its origins where it serviced armed forces in Britain.
Naturally, the military were looking for wristwatches that were robust and could handle exacting conditions, all while being discreet and easy to read. Its success with servicemen prompted the company to produce a line for the general public in 1947.

A wristwatch with a defined, solid structure and functional appearance – all while still being very much a timepiece to be worn by a gentleman has granted the Seamaster and its subsequent sub-lines enduring worldwide popularity.

the Hard Metal line was however, one of many series that would break the mould. The cases of this model were an imposing block of cambered steel hardened to 1,200 Vickers by being bombarded with tungsten, to create a scratch-resisitant surface. Pieces such as the so-called Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader models were also included in this series.

World History

- A Fistful of Dollars, the first significant "spaghetti Western" film, is released in the United States.

- Apollo 1: U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad test.

- The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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