1947 Omega Classic Black Dial Dress Watch Model 2791 with Sub Seconds in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM7702

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here a classic and understated Omega manual wind dress watch from 1947.  The stunning, original, black dial has a mix of gilt arrow markers and Arabic numerals, as well as subsidiary seconds.  This dial is simply signed 'Omega,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock.  This gives the watch a timeless sense of symmetry and subtlety that you want from a dress watch. The dial shows some age and patina which adds to its character and original black dials are rare to find!

The larger, stainless steel, three piece case measures 36mm and is a comfortable wear.  Inside is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 266, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired this watch on a matte brown vintage-style strap, but with a face like that it can wear anything.


Extra Points
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

A rare, large size and original black dial make this a special find!  Also this early piece was made just after the Second World War.  If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage dress watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example.  We love the original dial and it's the perfect watch for a first-time vintage watch buyer or a seasoned collector.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 1129****
Reference : 2791
Movement : Cal. 266
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1947
Case Size : 36mm
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1947 Omega Classic Black Dial Dress Watch Model 2791 with Sub Seconds in Stainless Steel