Story Behind the Omega Seahorse Symbol?

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Story Behind the Omega Seahorse Symbol?

Post by koimaster » April 5th 2022, 12:00pm

On the caseback of certain Omega watches like the Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster is a distinct engraving known as the Omega Seahorse or the Omega Hippocampus. Have you ever wondered where this particular emblem came from? Read on for the full story behind the Omega seahorse symbol.

Omega Seahorse Symbol
The Hippocampus Is from Greek Mythology and the Gondolas of Venice

In Greek mythology, the hippocampi were sea monsters with the heads of horses and the lower bodies of fish. They bear some resemblance to the seahorse creatures we know today – in fact, the genus of the seahorse is Hippocampus.

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