Vintage Omega Seamaster Automatic Bumper Ref.2577-2 Fab Suisse Dial c.1950

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The Watch
Launched in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary, the Omega Seamaster line is the oldest of the collection. The Seamaster was based on waterproof wristwatches made for the British Army at the end of WWII. Reference 2577 was introduced by Omega very shortly after, in 1949, making this guy a very early example of the Iconic Omega Seamaster. 
This particular Omega Seamaster boasts a wonderfully patinated Fab Suisse Dial. Fab Suisse appeared on French Market Omega's, so this guy started life in France.
Beating away inside the imposing 34.5mm Steel Case, is the Omega Calibre 351, which is beautifully clean with a nice reassuring bump.

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The Specs

Age: c.1950
Reference: 2577-2
Movement: Automatic with Sweep Seconds.
Calibre: 351.
Timekeeping: Very good, well within the reasonable expectations for such a Vintage.
Service History: Unknown but fully Professionally inspected and regulated.
Dial: Original Omega Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 34.5mm/37mm End to End: 43mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Replacement crystal.
Crown: Original Signed Omega Crown. 
Strap/Bracelet: New 18mm Brown Genuine Leather Handmade Strap with Stainless Steel buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Wonderful Warm Patinated Fab. Suisse Dial.
- Automatic Bumper Movement.
- Original Crown.

Nitty Gritty:
- The Dial is gorgeous, we really love it, however the logos are a little blurred.
- Some age related discolouration to Hands.

Overall the Seamaster is in nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in a lovely warm patinated condition. 72 years old!
Steel Case is in very good nick.
The caseback is very nice.
The Crown is signed Omega and is original.
Crystal in good shape.
Hands are in nice order with some age related discolouration.