In this week’s episode of RANT&H, Christian dives into the newly announced (at Baselworld 2018) Omega Seamaster 1948, a reissue of his personal (and favorite) VINTAGE Seamaster reference!
The reissue features nearly every single hallmark that can be found on his own personal model, from the Arabic numerals and dagger indices to the slightly convex dial. The reissue, of course, is 38mm instead of the 34mm of the original, which is a decent compromise given the modern market that the piece is geared towards.
It’s powered by not a vintage bumper automatic movement, but rather by their modern, and incredibly refined Master Chronometer movement. There is one major miss, though, and that’s the caseback. It features an engraving of a boat and a plane, but on the sapphire window meant to give the owner a view at the movement. A better move, in our opinion, would have been to inscribe “For Sea, Town, and Country” around the edge of the caseback on the steel. And as for the price…well, as Alton Brown would say: “that’s another episode.”
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