You haven't verified your email address yet

Omega - Seamaster XVI Olympic Limited Edition - Men - 1950-1959

Lot reference 18591923
Omega -  Seamaster XVI Olympic Limited Edition - Men - 1950-1959

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

Automatic - Yellow gold

Type: Analogue wristwatch
Brand: Omega
Movement: Automatic
Gender: Men
Case material: Yellow gold
Model: Seamaster XVI Olympic Limited Edition
Period: 1950-1959
Material fineness: 18 ct gold
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: Worn & in very good condition

Omega Seamaster XVI Yellow Gold 18ct

Automatic Movement - Caliber Omega 471
Glass: Plexy
Dial: Original
Crown: Original Omega, Gold filled
Diamenter: 36mm (with crown) 34mm (without crown)
Buckle: Original Omega, Gold filled
Strap: Leather Strap (new)
Length strap: 25cm
Swiss Made

Revised and working good.
Registered and insurance shipping

The commercial release Omega Ref. 2850SC with the XVI notation on the dial referencing the 16th Olympiad of Melbourne, Australia in 1956.

The Olympic Cross of Merit is accorded to Omega in 1952 for their outstanding service to the world of sports. Omega has been involved with the Games since 1932. A special series of watches were produced to celebrate Omega’s 25 years of official Olympics timekeeping for the Games of the XVI Olympiad held in Melbourne, Australia in 1956. This was the first time the Summer Olympic Games were held in the Southern Hemisphere, and was held in Australian summer months of November/December instead of the usual August.

The reason this piece piqued my interest is because it was one of the earliest Olympics commemorative wristwatches; with the earlier editions being largely pocket watches.

This was the Seamaster XVI Olympic Watch, ref. 2850SC comes in a 34mm and 11mm case hight, 18K rose gold snap back case with special frog-leg lugs. Weight 45g with strap.

Encased within it, is Omega’s copper coloured calibre 471 automatic movement. The Calibre 400 series movements were the first to feature a full rotor.

The dial was silvered matt finish with lozenge form appliqué markers with minute markings. The hands were Dauphine styled, and the case had a snap on back with a raised Olympic seal. The case also featured fancy “Frog Leg” lugs.

Es Spainantiques  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 30
Member since: September 6, 2015
  • Great seller !!!
    Buy with confidence !
    Thank you !
    Patrik from Sweden

    Pafasper May 16, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Very very fast ship! I am satisfy
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Dolphin16 April 30, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Die Schnalle der Uhr schliesst nicht wie sie sollte; Verkāufer beharrt auf seiner Position dass Uhr vōllig funktionstūchtig sei und will Uhr nicht zurūck nehmen.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    opburkhart March 15, 2018

    Response by seller
    Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Buenos días Señor, el reloj fue enviado completamente revisado y funcionando perfectamente. Usted usó el reloj de forma indevida, intentando cerrar la pulsera sobre su brazo que es de un tamaño mayor, no debió hacerlo, ya que rompió el cierre. Después de esto usted pidió entre 800-1000€ de compensación, cosa totalmente ilogica. Tras enviar usted un video del reloj, se demostró que fué culpa suya la rotura del mismo. Todos los expertos de Catawiki pudieron observar que usted rompió el reloj y la disputa fué cerrada. Aun así usted insiste en valorarme negativamente, cosa totalmente injusta. Solicito a Catawiki que esta valoración sea eliminada. Saludos.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    the watch is very good,but the postage fee is too expensive, Spain to China cost me EUR 250, too expensive!!!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    user-4703e8e March 15, 2018

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Perfect object, as described.
    Quick delivery and good contact. Recommended
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Tacticaltrader January 26, 2018

View all 30 reviews


The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
More information

Shipping costs

United States $296.95
Austria $47.51
Belgium $47.51
Canada $296.95
Denmark $47.51
France $47.51
Germany $47.51
Ireland $47.51
Italy $47.51
Luxembourg $47.51
Netherlands $47.51
Norway $47.51
Poland $47.51
Portugal $47.51
Spain $35.63
Sweden $47.51
Switzerland $47.51
United Kingdom $47.51
Rest of Europe $59.39
Anywhere else $296.95

If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.


Your bidding privileges have been revoked due to an outstanding payment. You can no longer place bids.

Once your payment has been processed, your bidding privileges will immediately be restored. Please note: if you choose manual transfer, processing your payment and restoring your bidding privileges may take up to 2 business days. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available from our payment screen.

Click here to pay

Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 35,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts