May 25, 2010
This Omega Seamaster Chronograph was launched in 1973 and was Omega's first chronograph to be certified up to 120 meters. It is known as the "Big Blue" in the collectors circle and is Omega's reference 176.0004. It is a massive watch measuring 44x52.5mm with a thickness of 16mm. The Big Blue case is in the same family as Omega's flightmaster but on steroids.
Big Blue is powered by Omega's caliber 1040 twenty two jewel automatic movement. The watch has a chronograph with a center minute recorder, 24 hour indicator, and date function.
The blue dial and rotating diver's bezel have beautiful luminescent accents, and many of these seamasters still glow in the dark even though the watch is from the 1970's.
You do not see many of these watches on the market and I have seen them trade from $4,500 to $8,500.
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