Omega Seamaster Memomatic Alarm

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REF 166.072
Automatic
44 MM
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SKU AS07283
Article Number 40960133
ref 166.072
case size 44 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 22 MM
Includes Navy blue Cordura® textile strap with steel pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light wear from age and use with no signs of polishing. Navy blue dial with applied indices and rotating silver center indicator is in good condition showing light degradation and and oxidation from age with matching Tritium handset. Signed crown.
REF 166.072
Automatic
44 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07283
Article Number 40960133
ref 166.072
case size 44 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Sport
category Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 22 MM
Includes Navy blue Cordura® textile strap with steel pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light wear from age and use with no signs of polishing. Navy blue dial with applied indices and rotating silver center indicator is in good condition showing light degradation and and oxidation from age with matching Tritium handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

Omega’s iconic Seamaster dive watch has come in many guises over the years.

From the vintage, military-issued Seamaster 300 to the ungainly Ploprof, it’s a collection that has more than stood the test of time. Here we have a Seamaster, however, that we doubt you’ve ever seen before.

Called the Memomatic, it’s a charming alarm watch from a time long before the smartphone’s incessant buzzing and beeping would take over our lives. The Memomatic line was notable for offering minute-by-minute alarm setting, which was a feature unavailable on contemporary alarm watches such as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox and the Vulcain Cricket. Its movement also powered both the timekeeping and alarm functions from a single barrel — an usual feature, to be sure.

Dating to the 1970s, this particular Memomatic is housed in a 44mm stainless steel barrel case with an acrylic crystal, a signed crown at 4:00, an alarm-setting pusher at 2:00, and a recessed pusher at 3:00 for date adjustment. It features a sunburst blue outer dial with applied indices, dual silver rotating center alarm indicator, a Tritium handset, a date window at 3:00.

Powering the watch is the Omega Calibre 980, an automatic, alarm-equipped movement based on an ebauche from Lemania. Finishing the package is a handsome, blue Cordura® strap with a steel pin buckle.

Whether you’re looking to decouple from your phone and go analog — or you simply love cool old watches — this Seamaster Memomatic couldn’t be a better option. 

Brand Story

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The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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