Omega 10 carat gold filled gentlemans' automatic wristwatch manufactured in 1965, in great original un-restored condition. This model houses the cal. 550 movement. The case and factory original dial present very well indeed on the wrist and the movement is running strongly and keeping time. A new strap has just been fitted to which I have attached the Omega buckle which came with the watch when I acquired it. 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: factory original in great condition, finished in satin silver and signed "Omega Automatic Swiss Made" with applied gold coloured batons and Arabic numerals marking the hours. The crystal is clean and clear and the hands are in good shape with light tarnishing which I needed a loupe to see.
Case: 10 carat gold filled 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 and hallmarked as 10K gold filled. 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.
Movement: cal. 550 automatic movement with 17 jewels, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1965.
Strap: fitted with a new generic brown leather strap to which an Omega buckle has been fitted. Attached to the watch, it measures approximately 211 mm from buckle tip to last hole.