Rare Bird: Vintage Omega Seamaster 'Bumper'. Honoring Mad Men.

We know for a fact that many of our watch lifestylers work in advertising. AMC's Mad Men clearly portrays the most glamorous and fascinating era of Madison Avenue. The 50s and the 60s also mark the time for big horological changes, just right around the time Rolex launched the first Submariner and the first GMT Master. Therefore, why not honor the premiere of season 6 of Mad Men with this fantastic looking watch.

When found, Omega 'Bumpers' are typically not in good shape. However, this gorgeous watch fitted with a nice black alligator strap and original Omega tang buckle is in close to mint condition. The dial now perpetually stained from earlier corrosion is what we call a perfect example of a story telling watch.

This Omega Seamaster circa mid 50s is a rare and beautiful example of the 'Bumper Spring' model fitted with caliber 354. This watch is called the 'Bumper' because of the unique back and forth bumping of the hammer weight into the spring. 

After putting the watch on, we immediately felt transported to that glamorous era of the fancy cocktails, beautiful secretaries and unforgettable new business pitches. The golden era for Leo Burnett, BBDO, Ogilvy, McCann Erickson, Lowe and of course of SCDP —Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce.

Posted on April 8, 2013 and filed under Omega.