Omega Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph Watch Hands-On

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph Watch Hands-On

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph Watch Hands On   hands on

It feels like quite a long time since we first saw the Omega Seamaster Bullhead at BaselWorld this past spring. Now officially announced, this quirky new chronograph was inspired by the 1969 Seamaster Driver (aka the Bullhead) and sports only a few changes when compared to that original, and very rare, Omega chronograph.

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph Watch Hands On   hands on

The Seamaster Bullhead boasts an asymmetrical case that is somewhat wedge-shaped in profile. With the case measuring 43mm across, the chronograph controls are mounted at the top of the case (hence "bullhead") on either side of the main time-setting crown. At the bottom of the case, below six o'clock, is a crown that controls the internal reflector bezel. The pushers are now flat and wide, one of the few changes from the 1969 model that featured thin, rounded chronograph controls. Rendered in steel with brushed finishing and polished bevelled edges, the Seasmaster Bullhead exhibits every ounce of quality that we've come to expect from Omega.

Omega Seamaster Bullhead Chronograph Watch Hands On   hands on

While the original model was powered by Omega's manually-wound calibre 930, the modern Bullhead gets an appropriately up-to-date engine. Featuring the automatic and column wheel-equipped Co-Axial calibre 3113, the Bullhead has a power reserve of 54 hours and offers a date display at three. Water resistance is 150 meters and the sapphire crystal is finished with a dual sided anti-reflective treatment.

14 comments
Zeitblom
Zeitblom

Never thought I would ever say this about any Omega other than the ploprof.... but I like it. Something different. Nice and thick the way God intended watches to be made. Just hope it is as heavy as it looks.

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

IMNSHO, the smartest marketing move Omega could make, if it wants to go down the 'retro'  path, is to bring out an updated, current caliber and materials, a 3 handed 300M.

A lot of nostalgia and a darn fine all around watch. A lot of men would like to sport an updated 300M.

I know that I am one of them. Had an original back in the day and would gladly wear it again.


Oh, and bring it in around US$1,000 or less. It would sell like fried ice-cream.

CG
CG

Yep round those edges down to almost flush with the back of the case and you've got less clunk and more style and period elegance. I'd buy it for 2 to 3K no more. For nine plus I could find a vintage nicely restored colorful bullhead... I just don't understand manufacturers criteria in fimal pricing when producing nonprecious metal large run watches.

village idiot
village idiot

Uh-huh. Well said. Truth is often stranger than fiction. Never say never, right?
BTW...if anyone else was also curious as to what  the word "Kwashiokor" meant, it's a medical term regarding malnutrition.  To the other commentator that used it, earlier today,  thanks. It never hurts to add to ones word knowledge.  

bichondaddy
bichondaddy

Well..the black dialed version gives me the creeps...the willie's...whatever you want to call it!!!!!  I don't have a black dialed, SS diver in my collection...and I never will.   I would rather go without a watch than wear one.  The white dialed version evokes nearly the same feelings..so I'll not worry about selling my left kidney to afford this Omega. 

@Village idiot....there are much cheaper seat belt cutters and window smasher on the market....although this watch would probably work in an emergency!!!  LOL

village idiot
village idiot

A financial "kwashiokor." Goodie, a new word I shall try to find out what means. I too, am probably one as cannot afford this watch.
Y'now those car  rescue thingies that you get as a gift, or buy for yourself? A good idea at the time.  One end is a seat belt cutter, and the other end a glass smasher. I'm sure Thelma and Louise could have used it in the T-bird. This watch made me think of it. If you needed a emergency hammer, or a weapon against a throng of gun waving junkies, this watch would come in handy.  
Seriously, though I do like it in it's own way. Refreshing to veer off the beaten path.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

I like. This might be the most expensive vintage Omega that is not in precious metal - every time I see one for sale I shake my head - I'd want to buy it, but not at that price (still hunting for that perfect f300 "Lobster" seamaster chrono, and I find this one in my hunt from time to time...).

Glad to see they brought it back. I like both dial combos, but I might lean more toward the white because I like the reflector bezel look. Has that vintage vibe without looking dated.

This is not a watch I would grab for in anything over a semi-cas situation, so the bulk of the watch bothers me not. The strap does though, I'm sure it's well made but it looks cheap. I'd also prefer piston or button style chrono pushers, but I've generally never been a fan of integrated looking ones.

BIGCHRONO
BIGCHRONO

Despise the hefty/lofty price which I contend is unjustified. It should be offered with a stainless steel bracelet as standard equipment, & include the leather strap, changing tools, leather box, logo cap, & 5 year warranty as Breitling does with its in-house caliber watches.

aleximd2000
aleximd2000

First of all I like Jamie's natural lookin' hairy wrist! We are men what the heck?

My option is for the white dial thou. I can say after a little struggle I bought a Chronostop and after the purchase I was for 2 months wondering to keep it or to sell it! But after a while I decide to keep it because it has the same age as me and furthermore it keeps the time pretty sharp for an oldboy. The same is with this Bullheads !I wish one but right now I am in a financial kwashiorkor. So later I will pickle after one at the second hand grey and black market! Cheers people

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

The case is thick (just like it looks). The black dial is fine but the white one leaves me cold (I hate the 12/24 hour markers in 2 colors). 

Omega had a couple of bull head watches at BaselWorld and they are definitely wedge shaped lumps on your wrist. Funky to be sure. Perhaps being in their dive collection, it is not  required to fit under a shirt or jacket sleeve. Nice to see watches that are not just more of the same format/shape. But I do wish they had found a way to make them a bit more svelte (or at least less blocky).

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Looks like the Hyetis Crossbow ripped this off a bit, don't you think?  I like it a lot, but then I tend to like vintage designs because they have a certain uniqueness while not going over the top and ruining it all with some unnecessary flaws.  It is very thick and I think the dial could be tweaked, but I can tolerate those things.  I like the case shape, I like auto chronos and bullheads.  It makes a refreshing change from your run-of-the-mill boring Omega.

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@village idiot So this watch should be part of Omega'a "Club-Master" collection? Club as in a mace or baton, not a disco.

Police report: Cause of Death - Blunt force trauma. Bullhead Omega found at the scene (no amplifying information given or required).

watchluv81
watchluv81

@MarkCarson I agree a slim bull head config would be a sight to see, and quite unique, instead of the 'bull-ish' offering in the article

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