Omega Ref. 2504 -2 circa 1948 | steel 36mm vintage wristwatch with original presentation case
Vintage Watch Update – 19 April 2024 | 19.4.24
Omega Ref. 2504 -2 circa 1948

Omega Ref. 2504 -2 circa 1948

Omega Ref. 2504 Circa 1948 | 36mm

Opening this week’s newsletter is a particularly handsome vintage Omega with a beautiful and well balanced two-tone dial. At 36mm in diameter this is also one of the largest models produced by Omega during the 1940s. With its original easel-form presentation case, the watch also has a broad and deep-set Omega buckle. The buckle’s gauge is 18mm matching the lugs and we have fitted the watch with a handmade, untapered, parallel pig skin leather watch strap.

Omega Seamaster Ref. 14765 circa 1961. A steel vintage automatic wristwatch with linen finish dial and bracelet

Omega Seamaster Ref. 14765 circa 1961

Omega Seamaster Ref. 14765 Circa 1961

Next up is a great example of the Omega Seamaster 14765 with the coveted ‘linen’ fnish dial. This version of the dial was made without luminescent accents or infill to the hands which enhances the overall monochromatic design. The stainless steel case retains its signed Omega crown and crystal and the case back is centred with the Seamaster logo. Fitted with the original Omega model 1503 flat-link beads of rice bracelet with adjustable folding clasp.

Tudor Oyster Ref. 7965 dated 1959. A steel automatic centre seconds vintage wristwatch

Tudor Oyster Ref. 7965 dated 1959

Tudor Oyster-Prince Ref. 7965 Dated 1959

This Tudor Oyster wristwatch has a lovely creamy silvered dial with unusual multi-faceted quarter markers. The index at 12 o’clock has pointed upper tips and contrasts with the quarter markers which have inwardly faceted sides and flat tips. The shape of the Alpha-form hour and minute hands perfectly compliment the quarter markers. Cased in stainless steel, the robust Rolex Oyster design has a smooth chamfered bezel and typical screw-down crown and case back.

Omega Ref. 928 hallmarked 1961-62 | 9ct gold centre seconds wristwatch

Omega Ref. 928 hallmarked 1961-62

Omega Ref. 928 Hallmarked 9ct Gold 1961-62

A classic gold Omega wristwatch, this Ref. 928 model is hallmarked for 1961-62. The dial has a silk-matt silvered finish with applied gold hour indexes. Manually wound, the watch is powered by the 17 jewel Omega calibre 285.

We have fitted this watch with a black suede Osiris Nubuk strap and this is accompanied by a gold Omega pin buckle (the tongue of which has been replaced with a gilded pin).

Omega Genève Ref. 166.0168 circa 1974 | steel vintage automatic wristwatch with hack feature

Omega Genève Ref. 166.0168 circa 1974

Omega Genève Ref. 166.0168 Circa 1974

One of the larger vintage circular Omega models, the Ref.166.0168 has a 36mm diameter. There is a vertical satin finish to the silvered dial and applied baton indexes. Cased in steel, the gently flared lugs are formed directly from the case which gives a satisfying depth to their profile view. The bezel has a slight chamfer but is recessed into the main body of the case thereby giving the watch a flatter, more streamlined appearance. Automatically wound, the watch is powered by the Omega calibre 1012 which incorporates both a hack feature and a quick date-setting function.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 1670 circa 1970 | lady's steel wristwatch with stirrup lugs

Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 1670 circa 1970 | lady’s steel wristwatch with stirrup lugs

Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 1670 Circa 1970

An iconic vintage design, this stylish lady’s Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch has a steel case with elongated ‘stirrup’-form lugs. Unusually the winding crown is set between the lugs beneath the 6 o’clock position. Usually found with straight baton-form hour indexes, it is rare to find this model with Roman numerals.

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref. 135.020 vintage wristwatch, circa 1964

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref. 135.020

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref. 135.020 Circa 1964

Omega first introduced the Ref. 135.020 in 1964 and the model remained in production for approximately 10 years. This version of the reference has a silvered dial with satin finish and applied faceted baton indexes. The Seamaster De Ville range combined the sporty design, for which the Seamaster models were well-known, with a classic dress-style look which the De Ville range had been introduced to represent. There are small nicks and scratches to the steel case and there are two light scratches to the dial by the 10 o’clock numeral.

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