Omega gold plated gentlemans' automatic wristwatch manufactured 60 years ago in 1958, in great overall condition. This model houses the cal. 490 19 jewel movement. The case and dial present very well on the wrist and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. A new good quality strap has just been fitted and the crystal was replaced recently so this lovely vintage watch is ready to wear. The watch is signed four times, on the dial, case, crown and movement.
Vintage Omega watches are now rapidly increasing in value. And when you look at the price of new Omega watches, which in my opinion lack both the style, quality and robustness of vintage timepieces, it is little wonder why. They are currently less than a third of the price of a new model, they should continue to run reliably for many years to come and the style is far superior in my view.
Dial: finished in satin silver and signed "Omega Automatic Swiss Made" with gold coloured batons marking the hours. The crystal is clean and clear and the hands are in good shape. The dial looks to have been professionally refinished in recent years.
Case: 20 microns gold plated with a stainless steel back cover, in very good condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. It is signed Omega on the inside of the back cover. The case shows the inevitable signs of responsible use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you. All that I could see which I point out for the sake of accuracy is a couple of teeny pin dings on the back of the case.
Movement: high grade cal. 490 Omega automatic movement with 19 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1958.
Strap: fitted with a new generic brown leather lizard grain strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 211 mm from buckle tip to last hole.