This is a ”Jumbo” Omega. Now, there is no official designation that one can consider a Jumbo. It has to be larger than the average size of watches from that era. In the case of the Omega Seamaster Automatic 2657, we are talking about the late 40s to the early 50s. That the time, 33-35mm watch cases were standard. Contrary to that, here we have a large 36.2mm case, which does not look too huge!
The thick lugs and bezel are one cool factor about the Omega Seamaster Automatic 2657, but it’s not everything. This watch many be a rare jumbo but even cooler is the rare and uncommon dial configuration - the honeycomb! Do you want something spectacular? This dial got it!
Another equally exciting feature is its movement. Inside, our watch beats Omega’s caliber 344. The true bumper movement.
The Seamasters was launched in 1948 and have achieved worldwide fame for their rugged reliability. The Seamaster family had its origins in the watches supplied to the British Airforce during the second world war. In 1954, 50 cases equipped with O-ring gaskets were submitted to a succession of extremely severe tests, both in the factory and at the Swiss Laboratory for Watchmaking Reswarch. Each case perfectly resisted pressures of 6 kg/cm2 (corresponding to a depth of 60 metres) and temperatures from -40 C to +50 C, all without showing any trace of water infiltration or humidity.
Model: Seamaster ”Jumbo” honeycomb
Reference: 2494/4 - 2657
Movement: Cal. 344 (bumper) Nr: 1367xxxx
Material: Stainless steel case
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 36.2mm, without crown (jumbo)
Strap/Bracelet: ”New” brown leather strap
Lug Width: 18mm
Serviced: Service history is unknown but it works perfectly with very good timekeeping and long powerreserv
This is one of a kind!!! Look at this rare Omega Automatic Seamaster. We have not seen many original honeycomb dials in this condition.
The case is a rare Jumbo "beefy lugs"-case and it is lovely! The case have some scratches from use and have probably been polished at some point in its long life. The crown is original and in very good condition. The dial is the most spectacular detail of this watch - a rare original honeycomb dial. This is a true stunner and something for the real connoisseur.
Sold "as is”!
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