We have here a classic Omega manual wind dress watch from the 1940s. The stunning dial has gilt, Arabic numerals with an outer minute tracking. The dial has a nice, even almost baked caramel patina, giving no doubt to its originality. The gilt, alpha hour and minute hands sit nicely in the centre of the watch. Paired with the subsidiary seconds, the dial gives timeless, perfect symmetry and the subtlety that you want from a dress watch. A stunning beauty.
The 9ct yellow gold, three-piece case measures 33.5mm and is a comfortable and elegant wear for both males and females. Housed inside the case is the ever-reliable, mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 266 (Based on the famous 30T2 caliber), which is fully jewelled and has been serviced by us in our onsite workshop and is running strongly. We've teamed this beauty up with a brown tan leather strap, which can be easily changed.
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Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
If you're looking for an affordable, solid gold Omega that is both attractive and reliable, then look no further! A vintage dress watch and you'd be pushed to find a better example, especially with all that character from the aging on the dial! It's the perfect watch for a first-time vintage watch buyer and an Omega dress watch is a must have in any collection! Surely a great investment piece.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1949
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 9ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty