We have here a sharp and stunning Omega 136.009 mechanical manual wind dress watch. The original, satin silver dial has a subtle sunburst effect. The applied, baton markers, with a double marker at 12 o'clock have lume pips at the top and a black panel in the middle. These nicely match the bold straight hour, minute and central seconds hands. At 3 o'clock is the date function and the dial is simply signed, 'Omega' and the famous Omega logo along with 'Genève' at 6, which creates a well-balanced dial, all under an acrylic, flat-top, Omega crystal.
The 35mm, stainless steel, screw-back case has the sharp edges and has been polished. It is complete with its original glass and stainless steel, Omega-signed crown. Inside the case is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 1030 with quick date set and hacking seconds and is fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've decided on some colour with the NATO strap, which we think gives the watch some extra pop! It has a dress/sporty vibe to it that we are in love with! And the cherry on top is that this watch is all original and very reasonably priced.
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, entry-level, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example. Slim design and a real dress watch, yet still in the sporty category. It is the perfect watch for the vintage watch newbie, a must have for every collector and can be switched from NATO to strap at your leisure.
Age : 1970/1979
Specific Age : 1972
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover