Omega Ref. 2496 -1 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1949
A steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch
Omega launched the Ref. 2496 in 1949 and the serial number of the present watch places this example towards the beginning of the model’s production. The silvered dial has faded and developed a patina to the surface with age, giving the watch a unique vintage look. There are raised Arabic numerals and the leaf-shaped minute and hour hands contrast with the blued steel of the centre seconds. The steel case has attractively, faceted, angled lugs and the case back is slightly domed in order to incorporate the bridge and wheel work for the centre seconds.
[M] Omega calibre 30T2 SC manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered patinated dial, raised Arabic numerals, feuille hands, blued steel centre seconds, black outer minute track [C] steel case with chamfered bezel, faceted lugs, snap-on domed case back, Omega crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 11mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
Serviced and overhauled by an Omega Approved Service Centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee, detailed Black Bough certificate and a Black Bough fitted presentation box.