Rare Omega Marine Deco Rectangular Tonneau Pupitre Wristwatch in Staybrite Case Circa 1934

Product Code: OMEDECP1180271

Availability:In stock

This Watch

The case of this watch has a two-piece body, overlapping, straight lugs, the crown set in the band of the case, concave back to ensure comfort and a dust cap.

The dial has a mix of Arabic numerals and classic Deco baton markers, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds and blue steel hands.

The movement is the famous cal. T17 with 15 jewels and lateral lever escapement.

The 'Marine' case of this watch was designed to give maximum protection to the movement.  It was made at a time when Omega devoted a great deal of effort to case design in order to ensure that the movements were properly protected.

Staybrite is the name of a steel alloy containing 0.2% carbon, 18% chromium and 8% nickel.  It is a stainless material that takes a fine polish and was therefore often used for making watch cases.  It is probably the type of stainless steel that has been most widely used by watch companies.

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.

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.

What we think

This is such a rare find.  A gorgeous Omega Deco wristwatch with a twist and in great condition.  Looks great on both males and females.


Spec Stuff

Reference :
Movement : Cal. T17
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa. 1934
Case Size : 22mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug :
40mm
Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
No
Case Material :
Staybrite / Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty


Brand : Omega
SKU : OMEDECP1180271
Case Size : 22mm
Case Size : 40mm

Rare Omega Marine Deco Rectangular Tonneau Pupitre Wristwatch in Staybrite Case Circa 1934