Sometimes referred to as the “Jedi”, although the real “Jedi” is the 1970 Omega Seamaster hand-wound calibre 861.
In 2007 a Swiss-based auction house which held an auction of more then 300 Omega items reaching the highest turnover of Omega items, made a mistake in referencing the 176.005 as the “Jedi” in their auction. Since then, the 176.005 has wrongly been referred to, as the “Jedi”.
The Omega Seamaster tv dial, 176.005 is an amazing example of 70’s design from the masters at Omega. The TV shaped case measures 42mm, and is constructed of stainless steel with lovely sunray finishing. The dial is a beautiful brushed silver, with striking light blue accents on the sub seconds, 12-hour counter and central minute counter. The large center chronograph seconds and minutes hands, the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, continues small seconds hand, 24-hour indicator at 9 o’clock and date, are in superb condition giving the feeling of a new timepiece.
The movement comes with Cal. 1040. The cal. 1040 is the first Omega automatic Chronograph calibre. It was developed by Raoul-Henri Erad and produced by Lemania; it is worth mentioning that its rotor is mounted in a ball-bearings.
One will be proud in owning this rare vintage chunky Omega Seamaster watch, as Estimates are that there were around 8,500 “176.005” in steel ever made.
This watch is in magnificent condition.