Dressy & classy! This pocket watch by Omega was made in the end of the 1960’s, just before the quartz crisis hit the Swiss watch industry. Pocket watches from this era, like this beautiful example, are very suitable to be worn & used, since they combine the charm of a vintage pocket watch with the reliability & sturdiness of the movements Omega made during the 1960’s. The nice & heavy case is made from solid 18K yellow gold and it so slim that it will fit any pocket. The movement has been fully overhauled and is seems that it’s been used very little since the movement is in fantastic condition.
Dial: fully original and in fantastic condition
Hands: original hands, very good condition
Case: very good condition, sharp case, shows signs of wear
Crown: original Omega crown, good condition
Crystal: original acrylic crystal, signed with Omega logo, no scratches
Movement: Omega cal. 601, very good condition, fully overhauled, 12 months warranty
Some background information
Omega Watch Co was founded in La Chaux de Fonds in 1948 by Louis Brandt, under the name La Generale watch Co. The company collected watch parts manufactured by craftsmen in the region and assembled then into complete watches. The company started to focus on industrializing the manufacturing of watches and making parts interchangeable. In 1894, the caliber 19 was launched. Soon after, this calibre was named Omega, the letter that stands for perfection in the Greek Alphabet. in 1903, the decision was made to sell al watches produced by the company under the name Omega.
In 1903 Omega was employing well over 800 employees and producing over 240.000 watches a year, making it the biggest Swiss watch manufacturer of that era. Omega won numerous medals for precision timekeeping in chronometers trials. As a result from these achievements, Omega was appointed official timekeeper for the 1932 Olympics. In 1948 the Seamaster was introduced, followed by the Constellation in 1952, the Speedmaster in 1957 and the De Ville in 1960.