Due to the success that Omega had with military watches during the war years they capitalised on this with introduction of the "civilian" Seamaster in 1948. This Omega automatic, whilst not carrying the Seamaster name, is identical in both its case design and movement. Manufactured in 1949, this will appeal to those who want their watch to look its age! It's a very genuine timepiece with a service history akin to an old Mercedes taxi that's been round the clock a few times! Indeed, this watch has at least 13 service scratchings on the inside of the back cover and is freshly serviced ready to go!
The silver watch dial, gold hands and batons have all aged nicely with appropriate patina. New Omega crystal. The crown is signed Omega and is, in fact, a highly collectible and valuable Omega Naiad crown ( often seen for sale at over £500!). The case is gold capped stainless steel (small amount of gold loss on the lugs) and is a very early example of an Omega screw back.
As mentioned before the case is shared with the Seamaster and so is the Omega calibre 342 movement. It's a bumper automatic so winds itself up when the watch is worn using a "bumping" rotor.
Comes with an unused brown leather strap and gold coloured buckle - both non Omega.
A 70 year old old timer ready to give another 70 years of service.
* Please note the watch will not be waterproof so best keep it away from water.
** The internal photos show a bracelet attached to the watch. This has been replaced with the strap as described above and seen in the other pictures.
1949 Omega Automatic Gold Capped Watch
Year 1949 Case Metal Gold capped Back Metal Stainless Steel Back Type Screw Diameter* 34.4 Power Bumper Calibre 342
* mm ex crown