1949 Omega Large Automatic Bumper with Arabic Dial Jumbo Model 2493 in Stainless Steel Case
Product Code: AWCOM2091
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Such a beautiful, vintage, over-sized piece, this stunning Omega bumper automatic is all original and shows some attractive patina to the two tone dial. Arabic numerals sit outside a minute track and the subsidiary seconds dial adds to the symmetry of the watch.
Considering its 36mm case and age, it is a slim watch for a 1940s automatic. The curve to the lugs make this already interesting piece even more special. Inside the stainless steel case is Omega's bumper automatic caliber 342, fully serviced by us and running strongly. This is another classic, vintage Omega timepiece and one not to be missed!
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. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
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Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1949
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Brand : Omega
SKU : AWCOM2091
Case Size : 36mm