Vintage Omega chronometer dating to 1951 based on the serial number in the 14 million range.
The watch features a stainless steel case that has sculpted lugs that project off the case sides.
This Omega Chronometer is fitted with an early Omega automatic movement using a pivoted weight, much like a new watch would have. The main difference is that instead of circulating around a full 360 rotation this system used spring loaded blocks about 2/3rds of the way through the circuit which caused the movement to bump back when the watch mechanism was being wound. The name bumper automatic was used to describe this novel method of automatically winding a watch.
The Omega Chronometer calibre 351 movement was just serviced by my watchmaker and is functioning flawlessly. The movement features 17 jewels. The Omega caliber 351 was also used on early Omega Seamasters also.
A high stylized stainless steel case includes lugs that start projecting off the sides of the case, almost wrapping around the sides of the watch.
The all original dial is an early Omega pattern using Arabic luminous numeral and luminous filled pointer hands. The sweeping seconds hand is red with its original red pointer tip and flared tail.
The dial has an original and even patina that is quite pleasing and in tune with what one would expect a well cared for watch that is over 60 years old.
The case measures 33.5 mm wide by 40 long and is supplied with its original Omega marked crown. The watch is pictured on a dark brown calfskin strap which I think suits the watch nicely. However if the buyer would prefer a black leather strap, one can be provided instead.