1949 Omega automatic watch in 9ct Gold with stunning original Arabic numerals bumper caliber

Product Code: AWCOM0319

Availability:In stock

This Watch

Another fabulous vintage omega watch on sale here and just look at that exquisite dial! Elegant raised Arabic numerals on a satin silver background with a totally symmetrical subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock. small dot markers for the minute track nicely curved lugs and a very discreet omega signed crown. 3 piece solid 9ct gold Dennison case which is still sharp and we have not polished it.

The 9ct gold case is compact at 32mm but i would happily wear it ( My wrist in picture 7.5inch )The dial is signed "Omega Automatic" with logo,  has Dauphine hour and minute hands and subsidiary seconds dial.

The movement is an automatic bumper 342 which paved the way for the later 500 series cal.It is one of the first automatic Omega produced. each of the 153 essential components . Auto rotor pivoted and bounces back and forth around 180 Degrees on two springs. coming with its original folding omega watch box. paired on a blue alligator style strap and omega buckle but will suit any colour

This watch has been fully serviced by our on site workshop and comes with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover. 


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. 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.

 


What we think

We do not see many of these watches but we get very excited when we do!  We absolutely love the beautiful design, which seems obvious because we are huge fans of the omega range. An early example and so well looked after. no doubt of originality with this! come and get it.

 

Spec Stuff

Serial :1142####
Reference :  12308
Movement : Automatic Bumper Cal  342
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1949
Case Size : 32.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm

Lugs :
16mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
Original Omega box
Case Material : Solid 9ct Yellow Gold
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1949 Omega automatic watch in 9ct Gold with stunning original Arabic numerals bumper caliber