Omega Ref. 2180 18ct gold vintage wristwatch, circa 1947
Vintage Watch Update – 6th July 2018 | 6.7.18

Omega Ref. 2180 18ct gold vintage wristwatch, circa 1947

Omega Ref. 2180 18ct Gold c. 1947

Measuring 35.5mm in diameter, this week’s headline watch is a rare, large and very attractive vintage Omega wristwatch which is cased in 18ct yellow gold. The champagne dial has a great vintage look and is handsomely configured with slim black Roman numerals which are interspersed with raised, gilded dot indexes. The watch’s size is exaggerated by the relatively slim bezel which allows for an enlarged dial surface. Made in 18ct yellow gold, the case has a rich, deep tone with long slim lugs that have a faceted down-turned profile. The watch is fitted with a gold buckle with raised Omega emblem.

Bespoke handmade leather watch case for one or two wristwatches

Chris Clarke for Black Bough Leather Watch Case

We’re really excited to be able to offer these amazing, bespoke leather watch cases which are made by hand in Shropshire by Christopher Clarke. Using vegetable tanned Italian shoulder hide from Santa Croce sull’Arno in Tuscany, the cases have a silky sheen and light but distinctive creases which give character to the leather. The hide’s thickness lends the cases a pleasing rigidity whilst at the same time being soft to the touch, internally the cases have a soft pig skin cushion which is padded with organic fleece and forms the lining to the leather case’s back. Designed to hold either one or two wristwatches, there is a removable leather separator and two leather bracelet protectors are also included. These cases can be personalised with your own initials, branded to the front band.

Omega Ref. 720 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1955

Omega Ref. 720 Steel c. 1955

An especially handsome version of this classic Omega model, this wristwatch has a silvered dial which has a great lustre and is fully set with applied Arabic numerals. Omega’s Ref. 720 is an archetypal vintage wristwatch model with a brilliantly proportioned case featuring a chamfered bezel, gently down-turned lugs and flat, snap-on, back. The manually wound movement is an Omega calibre 266 which forms part of the famous and highly successful ’30’ series, one of the most reliable of all vintage watch movements.

Movado Calendoplan gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1953

Movado Calendoplan 9ct Gold Hallmarked 1953

Movado launched their Calendoplan model in 1950 and the present example was manufactured in 1953. The watch incorporates Movado’s calibre 128, a movement that was in production for the Calendoplans for around 15 years from c.1950-c.1965. In lovely original condition, this watch has a stylishly configured dial with raised, gilded, Arabic and faceted spear-head indexes and there is a light but wonderfully warm patina to the surface. For convenience, this model is fitted with a date corrector pusher to the case side just beneath the 4 o’clock position.

Rotary silver vintage travelling watch, hallmarked 1934

Rotary Sterling Silver Hallmarked 1931

This travel watch was made in 1931 and has a sterling silver case which has wave-form, engine-turned decoration. With a pleasing action, the front cover slides open, thereby releasing the inner case which is hinged and springs upwards to a fixed, angled position; this places the watch in an ideal position for viewing when placed on a desk or bedside.

Longines Ref. 7777 -1 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1961

Longines Ref. 7777 Steel c. 1961

With a diameter of 35mm, this vintage Longines model has a substantial stainless steel case with flared lugs and a classic chamfered bezel. The watch retains its original signed crown and the silvered dial has long and slim, raised gilded indexes. This watch is fitted with a new, unsigned, stainless steel Milanese bracelet. Manually wound, the watch is powered by Longines’ calibre 30L movement with 17 jewels.

Longines gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1959

Longines 9ct Gold hallmarked 1959

Although at first glance this appears to be a classically configured Longines dress watch, unusually this model features a screw-down case back rather than the standard, snap-on, friction fitted back. This more substantial style of case back gives enhanced protection to the movement against the ingress of dirt and moisture. The lugs also have unusual and handsome detailing with asymmetrically-shaped chamfers to their edges which retain excellent definition. In great original condition, the silvered dial has a wonderful lustre and is configured with raised, gilded, Arabic and faceted triangular indexes.

Omega Ref. 511.5002 gold lady's vintage wristwatch, sold in 1967

Omega Ref. 511.5002 9ct Gold Sold 1967

A lovely example of a classic small dress watch, this lady’s model is accompanied by the original, numbered, Omega guarantee booklet detailing the original sale in September 1967. The watch’s case is made from solid 9ct yellow gold with a polished finish and the silvered dial has applied Arabic indexes and baton hands with blackened surfaces to enhance legibility. We have fitted the watch with a new Hirsch strap to which has been added the original 9ct yellow gold Omega pin buckle. The watch is accompanied by a red Omega folder which contains the guarantee booklet.

Omega Genève Ref. 166.041 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Genève Ref. 166.041 Steel c. 1969

Ref. 166.041 was introduced by Omega in 1968 and incorporates the excellent automatic Omega calibre 565 movement with 24 jewels and precision regulation. The steel tonneau form case is satin finished and compliments the satin finish of the sunburst patterned, silvered, dial. This watch is fitted with an Omega Ref.1122 steel, sprung, bracelet which was made for the watchmaker by Fixoflex and features an Omega branded panel to its centre.

Omega Genève Ref. 131.018 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Genève Ref. 131.018 Steel c. 1969

This mid-sized Omega wristwatch has an unusual and stylish, textured grey dial. The polished steel upper casing houses an Omega calibre 601 manually wound movement with 17 jewels.

Hirsch Osiris suede finished leather straps | 16mm - 22mm

Hirsch Suede Finished Leather Straps

We’ve just added these new Hirsch straps to the website. With a suede finish, these straps look great on vintage watches with their soft, brushed matt surfaces. The straps are fully stitched and lined with a light beige leather. Available in either grey or fawn – there’s a fawn coloured strap on the Omega Genève 131.018 above and you’ll find an example of a watch on the grey strap on the listing for this product on the website.

To automatically receive these fortnightly updates via email, please select the ‘Join Our Mailing List’ tab at the bottom of any of our web pages.