The Omega chronometer was one of the first chronometer wristwatches to be presented to the market in 1940. The size of the 30T2RG movement was just small enough to compete as a wristwatch caliber in chronometer competitions, rather then a pocket watch movement. To some collectors, this is one of the finest chronometer movement even manufactured. What makes this watch desirable is the fully original condition. Many watches have bene redialed, this one shows some signs of age but is at least original, making it a rare specimen. The watch makes a great addition to the collection of every Omega connoisseur.
Dial: good, showing some age, print faded (see pictures)
Case: very good, sharp case, probably unpolished
Crown: original crown, signed with logo
Crystal: brand new acrylic crystal, not signed
Movement: 30T2RG, very good condition, recently serviced, running within 20-30 seconds a day, 12 months warranty.
Strap: brand new Rios1931 Toscana genuine leather strap, Rios steel buckle
Some background information on Omega
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.