Omega Seamaster*** 176.005 Blue Jedi*** 1972
OMEGA Seamaster ‘JEDI’ Ref. 176.005, Automatic Chronograph with Blue Dial
Serial # 35597XXX (engraved on original rotor)
Circa: 1972

DESCRIPTION: Collector new Omega Seamaster Automatic Chronograph 'Jedi' Blue Dial, Omega Seamaster automatic chronograph purchased from the original owner in 2002. Only worn a handful of times.

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1040, chronograph with central 60min ‘airplane’ hand, 24h counter and date, 22 jewels

DIAL: Blue metallic with tritium luminous hour markers (T SWISS MADE T), 24 hour and subsidiary seconds counter at 9 o’clock, silver color hours chrono register at 6 o’clock, date aperture at 3 o’clock, and central orange ‘airplane’ minutes chronograph hand. Tachymeter on blue inner bezel.

CASE: 42mm Stainless Steel, oversized tonneau shape with angular edges, mineral crystal

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel mesh bracelet, full links with additional factory extensions and an original Omega Blue Rubber Strap with Omega Buckle.


NOTES: The name ‘Jedi’ apparently came from the late Chuck Maddox, who was a writer and publisher on the subject of chronographs and the foremost connoisseur of Omegas in the US.
‘’The Omega caliber 1040 that powers this Seamaster is a modified Lemania 1340, and is significant for several reasons. Introduced in 1970, the Lemania 1340 was the first automatic chronograph movement to run at 28,800 bph. Sure, the Zenith El Primero ran at 36,000, but 28,800 has become the most common oscillation rate for most watches in the past four decades, thanks to its balance of precision and service life.’’
- Hodinkee