Vintage Watch Update – 30th August 2019 | 30.8.19

Omega Speedmaster Ref.175.0043 c.1991

This early 1990s updating of the famous Speedmaster model was produced by Omega with an automatic rather than manually wound movement and features a sapphire crystal rather than traditional plexi-glass. The stylish matt black dial has three engine-turned subsidiary dials for seconds and chronograph registers and these are off-set to allow space for the date aperture. Cased in steel with flared, flowing lugs, the watch is also fitted with a stainless steel link bracelet which is detachable, enabling the watch to be worn with a leather strap if preferred. The watch is accompanied by an Omega presentation case and card outer box.

Omega Seamaster Ref.165.002 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1966

Omega Seamaster Ref.165.002 c.1966

A great looking version of the Seamaster, this wristwatch has an unusual red cross-hair motif to the centre of the dial. The steel case has a flat integrated bezel and the screw-down back is centred with the embossed Seamaster logo. The watch retains its signed crystal and crown as well as a detachable stainless steel Omega link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp. It is automatically wound via the Omega calibre 552 with 24 jewels and precision regulation.

Omega Ref.2506 -2 oversized steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1948

Omega ‘Oversized’ Ref.2506 c.1948

An increasingly hard to find over-sized model, the case of this wristwatch measures 38.5mm in diameter which is exceptionally large for the period of production. The model is closely related to the Ref. 2505 which is very similarly styled but the latter has subsidiary rather than centre seconds. The dial of this watch is fully calibrated with silver foil Arabic numerals and the ring for minutes/seconds at its edge is finished with a contrasting higher sheen.

The watch also comes with an Omega card box which the original owner has rather charmingly encased in a custom made wooden outer box.

Telda chrome and steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1950

Telda Triple Calendar c.1950

This triple calendar wristwatch is in almost unused condition with an excellent silvered dial and a super crisp, well defined case. The calendar displays days of the week and months of the year in the apertures below 12 o’clock, whilst the date is indicated via a blue tipped central hand which points to the outer date ring which is calibrated with matching blue numerals. Telda were part of the watchmaking group ‘Charles Nicolet’ which was based at Tramelan-Dessus, Switzerland.

Jaeger-LeCoultre cal.P480 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1954

Jaeger-LeCoultre Cal.P480 c.1954

Mid-sized and mid-century this Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatch has angular, multi-faceted flaring lugs. The two-part case has a solid upper body with an integrated bezel that is stepped and chamfered. Manually wound, the calibre 480 movement is beautifully finished with decoratively damascened bridges.

Longines Cal.30L 9ct gold hallmarked 1964

This Longines wristwatch has a lovely silvered dial which is in excellent original condition, with raised Arabic and faceted triangular numerals and a finely engine-turned subsidiary seconds dial. The solid 9ct yellow gold case has a chamfered bezel and down-turned lugs. Manually wound, the watch is powered by the 17 jewel, Longines calibre 30L. This watch is accompanied by its original blue Longines presentation case.

Omega Genève Dynamic Ref. 566.015 lady's steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Dynamic lady’s Ref.566.015 c.1969

This automatically wound lady’s Dynamic model has an attractive mid-blue dial and the black/white baton hands have a contrasting light blue centre seconds. The steel elliptically shaped case is made from a single block of stainless steel and this is fitted with its original stainless steel Omega link bracelet. The watch also retains its signed Omega crystal and crown. Automatically wound via Omega’s calibre 681 movement, the watch has provision for semi-quick date change.

Omega Ref. 131.001 -63 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1962

Omega Ref.131.001 c.1962

Omega first introduced the Ref. 131.001 in 1961. A classic manually wound model, this example of the reference has an unusual silvered dial with light, vertical ribbing. The watch is powered by the manually wound Omega calibre 286 with 17 jewels.

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