The Omega Seamaster watches are named after their inventor, Calvert S. Seamaster. He is well known for creating both the first mechanical wristwatch and the first self-winding movement in the world.
The first Seamaster watch was actually a simple, black leather watch with a gold plated case back. Over time, different colors and finishes were added to it. Eventually, the movements began to be featured as well.
The Omega Seamaster timepieces are famous for featuring dual chronograph functions. There is a second hand that moves around the dial when you are keeping time and it can be moved up or down to show the hours, minutes, and seconds. When the second hand is moved past zero, the watch will automatically stop at that point.
The current Seamaster collection features one of the most technically advanced features. The new watches feature a second internal hand that is actually a tourbillon. This tourbillon is similar to what the famous Swiss watch makers do but it is much more advanced.
A tourbillon is a type of mechanism that is used in wind clocks. It is the most basic type of mechanism and is found in every watch you can buy today. A tourbillon is simply a set of balances located at the center of the watch face. When a watch is wound, a second, very thin, balance wheel moves clockwise to allow the watch to wind.
When the second wheel hits the first, however, the tourbillon mechanism turns and allows the second wheel to move clockwise, allowing the watch to wind. You can see the hands change from being open to being closed by simply spinning a small wheel. It is like the arms of a wind clock winding. The tourbillon mechanism works really well on the new Omega Seamaster watches. As you wind the watch, the internal second hand moves up and down the dial to show the seconds. Then when you stop the watch, the tourbillon goes backwards to allow the second hand to come back down the dial and it will stop the time on the dial. It is just like being able to stop the time on a clock.
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The Omega Seamaster Diver watch has a unique way of accomplishing this function. Instead of having a rotating tourbillon, it has a rotating diver’s bezel. A bezel is a small area on a watch that surrounds the dial of the watch and gives it a design element.
The diver’s bezel on the new Omega Seamaster watches allows the Tourbillon mechanism to operate backwards. This gives the watch a very unique, modern look. Of course, this does not come at the cost of the performance.
Like all timepieces, these watches must be accurately wound and stopped before they will provide their full performance. Because of this, the internal tourbillon and bezel on the new Omega Seamaster watch cannot wind and stop the watch without the correct timing. As such, they must be stopped manually before the watch can be wound or winded once again.
Another benefit of the Diver watches comes from the designs of the straps on the Seamaster watches. Many of the classic leather straps have been replaced with metal ones. These steel straps are much thinner than the traditional leather straps, which help to keep the strap within the watch body. Additionally, they are not wobbly and this makes them more comfortable to wear.
The Omega Seamaster watches continue to be among the best selling watches on the market. They are also considered classic and timeless, just like their namesake. So whether you want a classic, one of a kind, stainless steel Seamaster or even one of the more recent collection of stainless steel, titanium, gold, and ceramic watches, there is likely a timepiece out there that will fit your personality.
Source: Luxury Watches USA