The 1970s were a decade of capricioustrends. Some have stayed relevant and desirable to this day, like the Genta-designed Jumbos of AP and Patek and others have not fared so well. Omega was all over the map in the ‘70s. The Speedmaster Professionals of the era, despite some funky cases on the Mark II, III and IV, remain classics. However, some of their pieces were experiments gone horribly wrong and are better left to foggy memory.
Omega took a left turn in their dive watch lineup, abandoning the classic lines of the ’60s Seamasters for the oblong, geometric and bulbous of the ‘70s. One Big Blue. We’ve profiled this watch before on HODINKEE but today we’re featuring a pristine example that was spotted on the wrist of HODINKEE reader, Marc Langva.that has stood the test of time despite its oversized helmet-shaped and bright blue dial, is the 120, better known as the