Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz Montreal Olympics circa 1976
Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz massive oversize 46 x 35mm TV screen shaped thick 13mm case with dual battery powered analog and digital displays. Case reference 196.005.2 (396.0839) powered by innovative caliber 1611 movement. Produced by Omega for the 1976 Montreal Olympics game this is a an impressive timing “instrument” for your wrist. Approximately the size and shape of an Apple watch, oriented horizontally instead of vertically, but way cooler! In exceptional condition with clean sapphire crystal, polished steel bezel and case, and with very minty condition original bracelet with contoured, polished rounded links and heavy deployment clasp with deeply stamped Omega logo. Caseback with deeply embossed Seamaster and Montreal Olympics logos.
This model was introduced for the Montreal, Canada olympics games of 1976 by timing sponsor Omega, and represented a significant break through in technology and design. It features the first combined use of digital and analog display in a time piece. According to Wikipedia, the score board for the Olympics resembled the design of this massive and futuristic design timepiece. An example of this model sold for $6500.00 in the Antiquorum Omega theme “Omegamania” auction held in April 2007.
In excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, with an extra long bracelet. Big, but nicely contoured, and comfortable on your wrist. You won’t go unnoticed wearing this dramatic time piece!
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