We have here a classic and understated Omega manual wind dress watch from 1952. The stunning, off-white/cream dial has a small amount of aging, giving the watch some character. This even patina is subtle and doesn't distract from the beauty of the watch but certainly leaves no doubt about its originality! The dial has a mix of gilt arrow markers and Arabic numerals at 12, 2, 4, 8 and 10 o'clock, as well as subsidiary seconds and the watch is simply signed 'Omega' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock. This gives the watch the timeless symmetry and subtlety that you want from a dress watch.
The 9ct yellow gold, three piece case measures 33mm and is a comfortable and elegant wear. Inside is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 265, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired this watch on brown leather strap but it looks great dressed up on black too.
The watch also comes with its original 9ct solid gold buckle, original box, outer box and booklets - something that is very rare for a watch that is 70+ years old!
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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, vintage Omega, which is attractive and reliable, you'd be pushed to find a better example with this package! We love the original dial and it's the perfect watch for a first-time vintage watch buyer or a seasoned collector. And the full set, with the original gold buckle too!
Spec StuffSerial : 1294****
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1952
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box, Outer, and original Booklets
Case Material : 9ct Gold Fully Hallmarked
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty