We have here a military-style Omega wristwatch from 1950. We love the aged-lume of the painted, all Arabic numerals, which still stand out from the patina on the dial. The dial is simply signed 'Omega,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and lumed, blue steel hour and minute hands sit in the centre of the dial. At 6 o'clock is the subsidiary seconds, complete with a blue steel hand, giving a nice bit of contrast to the dial.
The 35mm, stainless steel, screw-back case would have been considered marginally larger at the time, but it is a comfortable wear for both him and her now. Inside is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 265 (a variation of the same movement that was used by Omega for their WWW military Dirty Dozen watches) fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a brown strap, but it looks great dressed up on black too.
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.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
We love military-style watches and you can't go wrong with this classic Omega. There are several similarities - the movement, the Arabic numerals. And at 35mm, we also love the slightly larger size of this watch! The perfect watch for both men and women, the first-time buyer or seasoned collector.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1950
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty