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Please note the automatic winding doesn't function. It has to be wound up like a normal watch and lasts for about 36 hours on a full wind. The rotor that responds to arm movement when the watch is worn seems to stick occasionally. This watch is sold as seen and without warranty and is priced accordingly


Due to the success that Omega had with military watches during the war years, they capitalized on this with the introduction of the "civilian" Seamaster in 1948. This Omega, 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 around the clock a few times! This watch has at least 13 service scratchings on the inside of the back cover. 


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 ( used examples frequently sell for over £150). The case is gold-capped stainless steel (small amount of gold loss on the lugs) and is a very early example of an Omega screwback


Comes with a slightly used brown leather strap and gold-coloured buckle - both non-Omega.


A 70-year-old "old-timer"!


* 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 Gold Capped Watch

SKU: 16029wr-gf-au
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