This Omega is the perfect dresswatch. The silver/white dial has pink gold colored stick markers, with matching pink gold plated hands. Inside the case beats the Omega cal. 601 manually wound movement. This movement is very well made and wil easily deliver decades of reliable service when properly maintained.
The watch is sold on a brand new nato strap. However (at the request of the new owner) we can exchange the nato strap for a leather strap (brown or black).
The watch is in very good condition. The case is sharp, with some signs of wear. The caseback shows some signs of a nylon bracelet which was fitted to the watch previously. The crown is original and signed with the Omega logo. The dial is in good condition. The hands are original and in good condition. The crystal is a replacement without Omega logo and has no scratches. The movement is in very good condition (like new) and runs accurate within 20-30 seconds a day. The movement has been fully serviced and the watch comes with a 1 year warranty.
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.