Omega Seamaster Ref. 176.007 vintage chronograph wristwatch, circa 1972
Vintage Watch Update – 22nd June 2018 | 22.6.18

Omega Seamaster Ref. 176.007 vintage chronograph wristwatch, circa 1972

Omega Seamaster Ref.176.007 c.1972

Opening this week’s update is a large Seamaster chronograph with a very handsome multi-coloured dial. An impressive vintage wristwatch, this automatically wound model incorporates the calibre 1040 which Omega developed with Lemania. The chronograph’s minute recording hand is fitted to the dial’s centre and features an orange, winged tip to clearly delineate it from the other central hands. To the base of the dial there is a chronograph hour recording dial and the sub dial at 9 o’clock combines constant seconds with a 24-hour dial with triangular indicator and a grey sector for daytime hours and light blue sector for the night. There is also a date aperture which has provision for quick date change and the watch is fifted with its original steel Omega bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King-Date Precision Ref. 5700 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1972

Rolex Oyster Air-King-Date Ref.5700 dated 1972

Next is a stylish and unusual version of the Rolex Air-King-Date, this automatic wristwatch is fitted with a rarely seen, grey, satin finished dial which has all tracks and signatures printed in a silver, metallic ink. The standard version of this model was fitted with a silvered dial, although other colours including blue and black can also be found, the grey dial is one of the most uncommon. With its original riveted link, stainless steel, Rolex Oyster model 7835 bracelet, the clasp is date stamped for the same year as the watch, 1972.

Movado Ermeto vintage travelling watch, circa 1935

Movado Ermeto Centre Seconds c.1935-40

Above is a most attractive version of the Movado travelling or ‘purse’ watch, this Ermeto has a twin-track calibrated dial and dates to the mid to late 1930s. The majority of Ermeto models were made either without seconds hands or with a subsidiary seconds dial, this example features the more unusual centre seconds dial. There are two concentric calibrated tracks – the inner ring is calibrated for minutes whilst the ring above is calibrated for seconds. The seconds hand itself is longer than the minute hand and falls directly within the seconds calibrations, whilst the minute hand indicates to its own track. The watch is wound by opening and closing the covers.

Longines steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1952

Longines cal.12.68z c.1952

A classic and handsome wristwatch design, this Longines model has a silvered dial with silver foil Arabic numerals and a finely engine-turned subsidiary seconds. Made for the UK market, the steel case was manufactured by Dennsion and supplied to Longines’ agent in the UK, Baume. With a great vintage look, the dial has light oxidation to the surface.

Movado Sport Ref. 11509 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1945

Movado Sport Ref.11509 c.1945

A small mid-sized watch with bundles of character, this Movado Sport also has a great vintage look with a handsome, gently oxidised, two-tone dial. The steel case has small nicks and scratches from use and retains good definition to its angles and edges.

Omega Constellation Ref. 168.044 gold capped & steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1970

Omega Constellation Ref.168.044 c.1970

With its pleasing gold block design, this watch has a very attractive gilded dial which has a vertical satin finish to match the upper case. The numerals are centrally set with black panels and these, combined with the blackened hands, create a highly legible dial layout. The upper case is capped in gold over base metal and is rich in tone and the stainless steel case back is centred with the embossed Constellation logo. With original crown and crystal, the watch is also accompanied by its presentation case and original Omega swing tag which has the watch’s reference and unique serial number printed to the reverse.

Omega Genève Ref. 166.0170 steel vintage wristwatch, sold in 1977

Omega Genève Ref.168.044 c.1977

This large sized Omega wristwatch is complete with its original box, paperwork and steel link bracelet. The substantial cushion form case incorporates unusual, polished and angled hooded lugs. Automatically wound via the calibre 1022, the movement incorporates a hack feature and rapid calendar change for both days of the week and date.

Omega Genève Dynamic Ref. 135.033 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Dynamic Ref.135.033 c.1969

With a dark blue dial and contrasting light blue centre seconds hand, this sporty Dynamic model dates to c.1969, just a year after production of the reference began. The large elliptical case is made from a single block of stainless steel and measures 41mm in width. This watch is fitted with a signed Omega crystal and crown and a vintage blue Omega Dynamic leather strap and twin-ended Omega pin buckle.

Omega Dynamic Ref. 535.015 lady's steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Dynamic Ref.535.015 c.1969

This smaller lady’s version of the Dynamic also dates to c.1969. The dial of this watch has a sporty two-tone finish with deep blue and silvered bands. The steel elliptically shaped case is made from a single block of stainless steel and has a satin finish and matching, detachable, stainless steel Omega link bracelet. The watch is fitted with a signed Omega crystal and crown.

Bravingtons Renown gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1954

Bravingtons Renown hallmarked 1954

A great looking mid-century watch, this Bravingtons wristwatch is in lovely condition with a strongly delineated two-tone dial and bold black Arabic numerals. Bravingtons were a London based retailer who bought in good quality Swiss movements, often casing them, as in this instance, in English made cases. The case of this watch was made by Dennison and has Birmingham hallmarks for 1954. ‘Renown’ was a tag line used by Bravingtons across a diverse range of their watch models.

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