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Vintage Omega Seamaster Divers Watches

Launched in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary, the OMEGA Seamaster line is the oldest in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for “town, sea and country”. The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements.. Read More

The Omega Watch Company

Over the next few weeks, I will do a series of blog posts on Omega watches, both old and new.  I thought before we get started, that we should go over a bit of history of this fine Swiss Company. The Omega Watch Company was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in La Chaux­de ­Fonds, Switzerland. “Omega” is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and, by some, is used to symbolize.. Read More

What is an Atomic Watch?

An atomic watch is a wristwatch that is radio­-controlled to keep the most accurate time on earth. An atomic watch never needs to have its time or date set/adjusted because it receives a low ­frequency radio signal each night that keeps it perfectly synchronized with the US atomic clock in Colorado. The watch’s built ­in antenna searches once a day for the 60 kHz radio signal emitted from Ft. Collins and decodes the signal.. Read More

What is an Atomic Clock?

Accurate timekeeping supports much of our modern world. Global positioning systems, for example, need to be accurate to within about a billionth of a second in order to keep users from getting lost. Satellites for these systems rely on high precision measurements coming from atomic clocks at the U.S. Naval Observatory. GPS are also used for synchronizing digital networks like cell phones and the NTP servers needed to maintain the internet.  An atomic clock.. Read More