Rare Omega Deco Rectangular Shape Drivers Watch with Arabic Numerals and Hooded Lugs in 9ct Gold 1938

Product Code: OMEDEC9KP1000469

Availability:In stock

This Watch

We have here a very rare Omega Deco Drivers wristwatch from 1938.


Extra Points 

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 Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

For a watch of this age, we would recommended that it is considered for occasional use, once or twice a week. This is largely because watches of this age weren't built to deal with modern life. They do not have dust proofing, shock absorption and are easily magnetised. Please do try and keep the watch away from magnets such as computers, phones, speakers etc.

Spec Stuff

Reference :
Movement : Manual Wind
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : 1938
Case Size : 20mm
Case Thickness :
Lug to Lug :
40mm
Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
No
Case Material :
9ct Gold
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty


Brand : Omega
SKU : OMEDEC9KP1000469
Case Size : 22mm
Case Size : 40mm

Rare Omega Deco Rectangular Shape Drivers Watch with Arabic Numerals and Hooded Lugs in 9ct Gold 1938