Omega, “Seamaster, 1000m/3300 ft, Professional, Automatic”. Ref ST 166.0093 Circa 1970's. stainless steel diver`s watch with date, crown at 3 o´clock, revolving black bezel and a stainless steel Omega “shark” bracelet à petites mailles, with “slip-in” clasp.
Case: One-body, massive, polished and brushed, hooded lugs, revolving black bezel for decompression timing, with a “0-60” scale and white Arabic numerals, crown at 9 o´clock protected by crown guard, back curved, with “anti-slip” grooves. Case show some wear.
Dial: Matte slate gray with painted luminous baton indexes, minute/seconds divisions, date aperture. Luminous white “baton” minute hand, luminous orange “lozenge” hand and luminous white seconds hand.
Movement: Cal. 1002, copper-colored, 20 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed.
Fitted with signed Omega "Shark" Bracelet "à petites mailles" with slip-in clasp Ref. 1247/237
Ref. ST 166.0093
Diameter: 42 X53 mm Thickness: 15mm
The “big brother” of the 600, the Seamaster 1000, was launched in 1971. It was created and tested alongside the 600 "Ploprof" and was also tested and used by the same divers. The highlight of the 1000's early exploration career was undoubtedly its dive on IUC's (International Underwater Contractors) submarine “Beaver Mark IV” where the watch was attached to the submarine's robotic arm to test the effects on the crystal at a depth of 1000 meters.
The Seamaster 1000 Ref. ST 166.0093 was the first diver’s watch to be rated to a depth of 1000 meters. Though the winding crown is at 9 o’clock, these watches were made to be worn on the left arm. The crown was placed at 9 to minimize the risk of damaging or inadvertently manipulating the crown while submerged. Our watch has a crown at 3 o'clock and is much rarer.