The quartz watch movement transformed the industry however before this was to happen, American watch manufacturer, Bulova introduced technology that could harness accurately the constant vibrations of a tuning fork! Their technology was licensed to Omega and here we have an excellent and rare example of their F300Hz. It's battery-driven and, when it's running, the tuning forks (2) can be heard humming - hence the nick-name.

 

This case and dial design of this watch is very much of the period and makes a bold statement of the wrist. The starburst silver dial has hardly a mark on it. The lined engineered hour batons have distinctive chiseled ends and are all still tipped with the original semi-circular luminous dots. The baton-shaped hands are in matching silver with luminous inserts. Stepless sweep seconds hand. Fully marked Omega on the dial. Day-Date at 3, adjustment of which is through the crown. Set the watch at 6 and pull the crown out one notch. Rotate the crown to change the day. Set the time at any other hour and the same procedure will change the date. Time is adjusted by pulling the crown out 2 notches.

 

The stainless steel case and case-back are in very good condition both being free of significant dents and scratches. Original Omega signed crown. The case back is fully signed Omega on the inside.

 

The watch comes fitted with a new genuine leather watch strap (non Omega).

 

This is a superp piece of Omega heritage as they movered towards the new quartz era.

1970 Omega f300 Hz Chronometer

SKU: 20059wr-ss-ba
£695.00Price
  • Year 1970
    Case Metal Stainless steel
    Back Metal Stainless steel
    Back Type Screw
    Width* 38.2
    Length** 41.6
    Power Battery
    Calibre 1250

    *mm excluding the crown

    **mm tip of lug to tip of lug

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