1988 Omega Seamaster Polaris Titanium and 18k Gold Unisex Octagon Date Watch • Gerald Genta Design • Custom Premium Black Leather Cuff
Women's Vintage Watches

1988 Omega "Seamaster Polaris" Titanium and 18k Gold Unisex Octagon Date Watch • Gerald Genta Design • Custom Premium Black Leather Cuff

Sorry, this item has sold.


Shipping to United States: Free
  • Details
    Join our mailing list and receive 10% off your order: https://bit.ly/3puxhHb

    Vintage 1988 Omega "Seamaster Polaris" quartz unisex tonneau watch from the 1988 International Collection in excellent condition—made in Switzerland. It has a titanium and 18k yellow gold octagon case.

    It has a clean, thin, titanium and 18k yellow gold octagon case. The restrained gold elements and the discreet, elegant shape create a perfect companion for dressy events or everyday wear.

    Polaris was designed in 1982 (produced in 1987 for the 1988 collection) by the legendary designer Gerald Genta, who was also the creator of the iconic luxury sports watches Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemar's Piguet Royal Oak, among others.

    The best part? We lovingly restored and calibrated the 1430 battery-driven movement inside—for a vintage timepiece you can trust.

    We had a custom handmade, one-of-a-kind, premium black leather cuff bracelet by master leatherworker Sean Aquino, Fine Leatherworking (Oakland, California) made specifically for this watch. It lends modernity to this classic Seamaster. Fits wrists to max 7.5"/19.1cm circumference.

    The best part? We lovingly restored and calibrated the 6 jewel, 1430 battery-driven movement inside—for a vintage timepiece you can trust.

    Cool detail? Check out the original Omega advertisement with John McEnroe.

    • Omega "Seamaster Polaris" men's/unisex tonneau Watch — 1988 International Collection — Switzerland
    • Gerald Genta design
    • Titanium and 18k gold octagon case
    • Matte slate grey dial, luminous gold index hands, hour markers, and quickset aperture at 3 o'clock
    • 31mm (1.2") x 36mm (1.4") case
    • Screwdown crown signed with Omega logo
    • Hacking, Swiss-made Omega 1430 quartz battery-driven movement (6 jewels)
    • New 373 battery installed
    • Outer Caseback markings: "Omega / Seamaster / Titane Quartz / 120m"
    • InnerCaseback markings: "Titanium / Omega Watch Co / 1960291 / 3960981"
    • Movement markings: "Six 6 jewels / Swiss / V8 / R/T / 1430 / 1487 / 1282"
    • Custom handmade one-of-a-kind premium black leather cuff bracelet by master leatherworker Sean Aquino, Fine Leatherworking (Oakland, California). Fits wrists to max 7.5"/19.1cm
    • Six-month warranty for the FULLY RESTORED mechanical workings
    • Gift wrapping + Express shipping available at checkout


    EXPEDITED SHIPPING: http://bit.ly/2VZZ3Lq

    GIFT WRAPPING: https://bit.ly/3qKE4uf

    H I S T O R Y

    OMEGA is not just one of the most prominent watch brands in the world, they are also one of the most historically significant. OMEGA was the first watch on the moon, the official watch of the space program, and the first official watch of the United States Army in 1918. They’ve served as the official timekeeper for over twenty Olympic Games and have solidified their place in pop culture as the official watch of James Bond. Their brand ambassadors include Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Daniel Craig, and Eddie Redmayne.

    OMEGA started, in 1848, with a small workshop and a single watchmaker, Louis Brandt, creating bespoke pocket watches in Le Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. Later, his sons would carry on his watchmaking tradition and build one of the most influential watch brands in history.

    O P E R A T I O N

    Hacking, Swiss-made Omega 1430 quartz movement (6-jewels) Quartz movement - made in Switzerland. Runs on 373 battery.

    To set the date:
    1) unscrew the crown
    2) Pull it out to the first detente position
    3) wind counter-clockwise to adjust the date
    4) Push the crown back to the resting position
    5) Wind crown finger tight so it seals against moisture

    Although this watch was water resistant 30 years ago, we have not to pressure tested it. So play it safe and assume this watch is NOT WATER RESISTANT. Keep it dry.

    S H I P P I N G

    All watches are sent via USPS—TRACKED and INSURED with SIGNATURE REQUIRED.

    Need FASTER shipping? Upgrade to USPS Priority Express at checkout.

    W A R R A N T Y

    Six-month 100% warranty on the internal automatic movement. (NOTE: Does not include damage from impact or water, or cosmetic and regular wear-and-tear.) Contact me if anything isn't working as expected.


    Find out more about your watch and protect your investment with our appraisal service. For a small fee, we include a photograph of your watch, a document describing the watch in detail (including company history if available), authenticity, and replacement value. Insurance companies require official appraisal documents.

    Our appraisals are RESEARCH-BASED, which means we have professional researchers on the case to give insight not normally available. Most appraisals are simply a factual verification that the item exists and an estimate of replacement cost.


  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    3-7 business days

    Estimated shipping times

    • Australia : 1 - 3 weeks
    • Canada : 1 - 2 weeks
    • Italy : 2 - 5 weeks
    • United Kingdom : 2 - 3 weeks
    • United States : 2 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Privacy policy

    •• Information I Collect ••

    To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

    •• Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It ••

    I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

    as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
    when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
    if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
    as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

    •• Information Sharing and Disclosure ••

    Customer privacy is important to my business. Ideally I would like to NEVER share anyone's information, ever. But, it turns out that I may need to share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

    Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
    Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
    Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
    Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

    •• Data Retention ••

    I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for 3 years.

    •• Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU ••

    I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

    •• Your Rights ••

    If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

    Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
    Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
    Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
    Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

    •• How to Contact Me ••

    For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Nathan Martin, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at justin@justinwinokur.com.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will my package require a signature?

    Yes. A signature is required for almost all shipments. That way you can rest assured that your items will arrive safely. Make sure to use a shipping address where someone can sign for your package, otherwise you'll have to go to the post office to collect it.

    What shipping method do you use?

    • In the USA, items with free shipping are sent by USPS First Class with insurance and signature required.
    • International orders ship via USPS Priority.
    • Upgraded shipping is USPS Priority Express mail with insurance and signature required.
    • Express shipping via private carriers like FedEx, DHL, and UPS is available upon request. Pricing is on a case by case basis. Prices range from about 75 USD for DHL Express to 140 USD for FedEx and UPS Express.

    Can I upgrade to faster shipping?

    Yes! Upgraded shipping is via USPS Priority Express Mail with insurance and signature required. It usually takes 1-2 days within the continental USA, and 3-5 days to other countries.

    Express shipping via private carriers like FedEx, DHL, and UPS is available upon request. Pricing is on a case by case basis. Prices range from about 75 USD for DHL Express to 140 USD for FedEx and UPS Express.

    Can I get a different colored watchband?

    I have watchbands in many different styles, colors and materials. If you love the watch but want a different color band, send me a message. I'll see if I have the color you want in my inventory. If I don't, you can swap out the band for any strap you'd like by buying one online or taking it to your local jeweler or watch repair store.

    Does my watch need a battery?

    It depends on the watch.

    1) Mechanical (hand-winding): These watches use a spring and gears to run. There is no battery. You must wind the watch once daily for it to keep running. Most of my watches are this kind.

    2) Mechanical (automatic/kinetic): These use a spring and gears as well as a swinging pendulum that rotates as you move throughout the day. It winds itself. You don't need a battery and you don't need to wind it.

    3) Quartz: These use batteries. Your watch will include a brand new battery. They can last anywhere from six months to a few years, depending on the watch.

    I changed my mind! Can I cancel my order and get a full refund?

    We don't accept cancellations for a refund. Instead, we offer you store credit which you can use on any of our other items. This store credit is good for one year.

    Will the vintage watchband fit me?

    Use a measuring tape to measure around your wrist.

    All my detailed descriptions include the max wrist size of the bracelet. Bracelets are standardized. They're not an integral part of the watch itself. It's easy to change the band.

    NOTE: YOU CAN NOT RETURN THE WATCH BECAUSE THE BRACELET IS THE WRONG SIZE. You're paying for the watch itself—the bracelet is basically free.

    How do I return an item?

    Contact us and we will guide you through the process. Note that the paperwork, documents, packaging, photographs, cards, and anything else in the package MUST be returned in the condition which we sent them to you in. If anything is missing or damaged we will deduct the value of those items from your refund.

    Bigger/Smaller Bracelets?

    The bracelet (aka band or strap) is usually NOT an integral part of the "watch" itself. It's normal (and somewhat expected) that you'll have a jeweler adjust the band to fit you, or replace the band with one that you can try on in person. Watchbands are standardized and available from any jeweler, watch shop, and online.

    NOTE: YOU CAN NOT RETURN THE WATCH BECAUSE THE BRACELET IS THE WRONG SIZE. You're paying for the watch itself—the bracelet is basically free.

    What do I do if the bracelet isn't the right size?

    YOU CAN NOT RETURN THE WATCH BECAUSE THE BRACELET IS THE WRONG SIZE. You're paying for the watch itself—the bracelet is basically free. The bracelet size is listed in the product description. And, any jeweler will adjust the bracelet/band size for you as needed.

    A watch is like a ring or other fine piece of jewelry, in that you need to have a jeweler adjust it to fit your perfectly. This is expected and normal. You may even find that you want to replace the bracelet. Bracelets are not an integral part of the watch. They are interchangeable. They can be replaced easily—and quite inexpensively. You can do it yourself or have your local jeweler or watch repair shop do it for you.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (1)