Omega cal. 26.5 circa 1935 | rare steel three-tone dial manually wound vintage wristwatch
Vintage Watch Update – 19 August 2022 | 19.8.22

Omega cal. 26.5 circa 1935 | rare steel three-tone dial manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Cal.26.5 c.1935 | Three-Tone Dial Mid-Size

This update opens with a rare and charismatic mid-sized vintage Omega. Featuring a wonderful three-tone dial, the chapter ring has a high sheen circular satin finish and this is separated from the plain dial centre by a mirror-finished circular ring. A very rare dial configuration, similar three-tone dials can be found on a scarce variant of Patek Philippe’s Ref. 570 Calatrava – examples of the latter date to the late 1930s and early 1940s. Cased in steel, the present watch has a stepped bezel with flat base and rounded top.

Omega Seamaster 30 Ref. 135.003 retailed by Türler circa 1963 | steel manually wound centre seconds vintage wristwatch

Omega Seamaster 30 Ref.135.003 c.1963 | Retailed by Türler

Originally sold by the prestigious Zurich retailer Türler, this watch’s silvered dial is co-signed by both the maker and retailer. Cased in steel, the 35mm diameter case has a shallow chamfered bezel and a robust screw-down case back.  Omega introduced the Seamaster 30 in 1962. The ’30’ refers to the watch’s movement which is from Omega’s ’30 series’ calibres – these movements had a diameter of 30mm and were known to be both accurate and highly reliable. By co-incidence, the Seamaster 30 was also originally water-resistant to 30 metres which has led to much confusion over the derivation of the name.

Zenith cal. 40 circa 1959 | steel 36mm diameter vintage manually wound wristwatch

Zenith Cal.40 c.1959 | 36mm Steel

Large sized, this steel Zenith wristwatch has a case diameter measuring just a shade over 36mm. The smart silvered dial has skittle-shaped indexes and a large subsidiary seconds dial. Cased in steel, there is vertical graining to the case sides and chamfers to the edges of the lugs.

Longines Ref. 23297 hallmarked 1965 | 9ct yellow gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Longines Ref.23297 hallmarked 1965 | 9ct Gold

A great looking dress watch, this model has a slim profile with gently angled lugs. The narrow bezel exaggerates the silvered dial with its elongated Arabic and faceted baton hour indexes. There are some small scuffs to the case and a couple of minor depressions to the back. Manually wound, this watch is powered by the Longines calibre 370.

Smiths Astral circa 1968 | chrome manually wound vintage wristwatch

Smiths Astral c.1968 | Chrome

An especially handsome Smiths wristwatch, this English made Astral model has a domed silvered dial with slim Arabic numerals and pronounced minute track. The sword-shaped hands have a vibrant blued steel finish and the subsidiary seconds is crisply engine-turned. Manually wound, the watch is powered by Smiths’ excellent in-house 12.15 calibre movement. In very attractive condition, the dial retains an excellent lustre to the surface and the watch is fitted with its original stitched leather strap.

Zenith Cal. 1730 circa 1970 | steel vintage lady's wristwatch

Zenith Cal.1730 c.1970 | Steel Ladies’

This small sized lady’s wristwatch has a bright silvered dial and italicised Arabic numerals. The subsidiary seconds is engine-turned and centred with a crosshair motif. Manually wound, the watch is powered by Zenith’s calibre 1730.

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