Omega Cal. 30T2 SC circa 1945 | 18ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Vintage Watch Update – 17 December 2021 | 17.12.21

Omega Cal. 30T2 SC circa 1945 | 18ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Cal.30T2 c.1945 | 18ct Gold

This is the final watch newsletter of 2021 and kicking things off is a superb 18ct gold Omega from the mid-1940s. Straight from the golden era of watchmaking, this charming wristwatch has a very attractive silvered dial combining raised dot and gold foil Arabic numerals.The dial retains an excellent lustre to the surface and the gold foil Arabic numerals catch the light brilliantly – there’s also a vibrant contrast between the gold leaf-shaped hands and blued steel centre seconds. Rich and warm in tone, the gold case has crisp facets to the lugs and, unusually, the inner edges of the lugs have a sharp chamfer adding subtle detailing to an otherwise truly classic design. The bezel is relatively slim which allows the dial to dominate, adding to the watch’s perceived size.

Manually wound, this watch is powered by the legendary Omega 30T2 calibre, one of the watchmaker’s most highly regarded vintage movements.

Omega Genève Ref. 166.0169 circa 1973 | gold plated and steel vintage automatic wristwatch with day and date indication

Omega Genève Ref.166.0169 c.1973 | Gold Plated

An immaculate example of the Omega 166.0169 reference, this watch is in outstanding condition, retaining its presentation case and original mushroom coloured Omega strap with gold plated, big logo pin buckle. The watch is almost unused and has a super crisp case and bright, vertically satin finished dial. Automatically wound, the watch is powered by Omega’s calibre 1022 movement which has a hack feature and provision for quick adjustment of the day and date functions.

Omega Seamaster Ref.166.032 c.1969 | Steel

Ref.166.032 is a relatively large model for the period of production with a case diameter of 36.5mm. This version of the model has an unusual, stippled, silvery/grey dial and, to its edge, the track for minutes/seconds is steeply chamfered, thereby creating a two-tone appearance to the surface. There are gold baton indexes with finely ribbed surfaces and blackened inserts to their centres. The large stainless steel case has a sunburst, satin finished bezel and the upper case is also satin finished but with bright, polished chamfers to the edges of the lugs. Automatically wound, the watch is powered by an Omega calibre 752 movement with 24 jewels and there is provision for fast date change via the crown’s second setting.

Omega Genève Ref. 136.070 circa 1970 | steel manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Genève Ref.136.070 c,1970 | Steel

Ref.136.070 was introduced by Omega in 1970 and the serial number of this watch dates it towards the early period of the model’s production. The model was produced with a variety of dial designs, however, this version features an especially unusual brush textured dial. There is also interesting detailing to the applied baton indexes which have multi-faceted surfaces and flat black lacquered tips. The two-piece stainless steel case has a solid upper body with chamfered bezel and a screw-down satin finished case back – the case has been lightly polished.

Omega Ref. 511.5002 hallmarked 1980 | lady's 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Ref.511.5002 hallmarked 1980 | 9ct Gold

In lovely condition, this lady’s small sized Omega wristwatch has a silvered dial with black Arabic numerals and blackened baton hands. The 9ct yellow gold case has a slight chamfer to the bezel and flat, angled lugs. This watch is accompanied by an Omega presentation case and is fitted with a vintage new/old stock brown crocodile leather strap (international buyers please note CITES restrictions mean that the strap cannot be shipped outside the UK and, in the event of export, will be replaced with a calf leather strap).

Peerex retailed by Sydney Hannah, Belfast, circa 1950

Peerex retailed by Sydney Hanna, Belfast c.1950 | Steel

This Peerex watch was originally retailed by Sydney Hanna in Belfast. Sydney Hanna sold jewellery, watches and silverware and were, at one time, based at 17 Royal Avenue, Belfast. A handsome mid-century model, this wristwatch has great clarity of design with bold black Arabic numerals, blued steel baton hands, rail track minute ring, and an engine-turned subsidiary seconds dial. The dial retains a good lustre and is doubled signed with the Peerex brand name above that of the retailer.

Tissot Cal. 530-1 hallmarked 1970 | 9ct gold lady's manually wound rectangular wristwatch

Tissot ‘Stylist’ Cal.530-1 hallmarked 1970 | 9ct Gold

In excellent overall condition, this small lady’s wristwatch appears to be almost unused. The case is crisp and sharp and the back still bears some residue from its retail sticker. The dial has a strong champagne tone and is configured with blackened indexes and hands to increase legibility. This watch also retains its original Tissot branded strap and gilded pin buckle.

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