We have here a classic Omega steel dress model 14387 from 1958 and about as simple and understated as you will find. The dial has a stunning, even eggshell patina to it which gives no doubt to its originality. At 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock are chrome applied Arabic numerals, with slight arrow markers on the odd hours. Alpha hour and minute hands sit in the middle of the dial, with Central seconds, which creates a nice sense of symmetry to the watch.
The 33mm, stainless steel, three piece clip back case houses the mechanical manual wind Omega renown workhorse caliber 520, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired this watch on a New old stock swiss vintage steel bracelet which really compliments the steel case but you can pick a strap of choice as with this dial it looks good on anything!
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 the Omega Seamaster .
The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
Not so easy to find all original , simple classic omega watches now, especially in this condition - fully serviced with omega crown and our mechanical backup. About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find in the price range Perfect for the vintage watch newbie or seasoned collector, it is a must have in every collection! The extra added new old stock ,swiss spring link bracelet with unusual clasp adjustment adds an extra touch of class.
Spec StuffSerial : 1681####
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1959
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty