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Omega Seamaster "Baby Proplof"

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Why We Love It

Forgive us if we sound like a broken record here - but one of our favorite things about Omega Seamasters are the seemingly infinite dial, hands, and case variations they were produced with - never a dull moment!

This Seamaster 120 diving model features a 37mm tonneau case, matte black dial with iconic plongeur handset, oversized timing bezel and crown and a gorgeous 'shark mesh' Milanese bracelet with a seatbelt style clasp.

Known to collectors as the "Baby PloProf", this Reference 166.0250 dates to circa 1980 and carries with it some of the styling cues of its 'big brother' Professional model diver - the massive asymmetric 600 meter Plongeur Professionel popularized by Jacques Cousteau & Co. in the 1960s - but is infinitely more wearable and usable by mere mortals.

With exceptional styling all its own and a great patina throughout, the 'Baby PloProf' also offers a tremendous value in vintage diving watches, and this example is no exception.

The Story

Since the Seamaster’s launch in 1948, it has been the vibrant, beating heart of Omega's collection.

The key to its longevity, in part, lies in its adaptability. It comes in dive watch models, which were worn by professional divers (and James Bond), or dress models favored by the likes of Mad Men’s Don Draper.

Omega released the first Seamaster in 1948 to coincide with the Summer Olympics held in London. In a city ravaged by the Blitz, the Olympics represented a time to look forward while still being respectful of the past. For Omega, whose 40th Anniversary was also that year, the manufacture’s role as Official Timekeeper represented the ideal opportunity to launch a new collection.

Advertising material of the time touted the “ruggedness” of the Seamaster, more than the average wearer would ever likely call for in its life… which would prove all the more important with the 1957 launch of the Seamaster 300 diver’s model.

Today, the Omega Seamaster is a collection of timepieces as varied as the people who wear them – including dress and sport models in a variety of case sizes and materials with any number of dial layouts and designs.

It is without question an important historical model and a delight to wear in any of its variations.

Omega Seamaster "Baby Proplof"