We have here a sharp and stunning Omega 136.0104 mechanical manual wind dress watch for the vintage watch beginner! 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 sword hour, minute and central seconds hands, which also have a black, central panel and lumed tips. At 3 o'clock is the date function and the dial is simply signed, 'Omega' and the famous Omega logo, creating a well-balanced dial, all under an acrylic crystal.
The 35mm, stainless steel, snap-back case has the sharp Omega logo on the case back and is complete with the original, stainless steel, Omega-signed crown. Inside the case is the mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 1030, complete with quick date set and hacking seconds and is fully serviced by us and running strongly. paired in a bold stitched strap but endless strap combos are available in 18mm
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 sleek, 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 and a must have for every collector and can be switched from strap to strap at your leisure.
Age : 1970/1979
Specific Age : 1978
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