An Omega 9 carat solid gold gentlemans' automatic calendar wristwatch manufactured for the British market 54 years ago in 1965. In great original un-restored condition, the case and dial present very well indeed and the movement is running strongly and keeping time with the calendar function operating correctly. A new good quality leather strap has just been fitted so this watch is ready to wear. The watch is signed four times on the case, dial, movement and crown.
Vintage Omega watches are now rapidly increasing in value. And when you look at the price of a 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, should continue to run reliably for many years to come and the style is far superior in my view.
Dial: factory original, finished in satin silver, signed "Omega Automatic Swiss Made" and bearing the Omega symbol. Applied gold coloured batons mark the hours. The hands are in good shape with some light tarnishing visible on close inspection and the crystal is clean and clear. The watch is showing patina, as is to be expected from a watch of this age but I consider the condition to be much better than average, so much so, that any restoration would most certainly affect the value of this original un-restored watch.
Case: 9 carat solid gold, hallmarked on the inside with a Birmingham Assay and showing the case to have been manufactured under licence by the famous case maker, A.L. Dennison. The case is in very good condition and measures approximately 32 mm across, excluding what looks to be the original signed crown and 40 mm from lug to lug. It is signed Omega on the inside of the back cover. It shows the expected light marks from careful use over the years but no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: beautifully crisp and clean cal. 562 automatic movement with 24 jewels, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1965.
Strap: fitted with a new generic brown leather strap. Attached to the watch it measures approximately 208 mm from buckle tip to last hole.