Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega has pioneered a huge range of innovations. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as official timekeepers for its pilots and again in 1940, RAF Pilots watches were supplied by Omega. The 40s also saw the first tourbillon wristwatch and the first of the famous Seamaster watches, whilst the 50s and 60s introduced the legendary Constellation, Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster. Over these years, everyone from John F Kennedy to Elvis wore Omega watches on official duties. What’s more, in 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra took his Omega Speedmaster into space on NASA’s Mercury Sigma 7 mission, and in 1969 two Speedmasters landed on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
A particularly attractive, large Omega Cal.267 gentleman’s hand-wound dress watch in 18ct pink gold from 1957. This watch is simply immaculate throughout.
The dial is truly elegant, clean, simple and stylish. Pink Gold ‘baton’ hour indices with matching pink gold ‘Dauphine’ hands over a white dial, which contrasts beautifully with the pink gold watch case. The cross-hair subsidiary seconds dial balances the main dial beautifully and adds the perfect touch of sophistication.
This is the original dial which has been restored by our dial restorers which are considered to be the best in the UK.
The Omega Calibre 267, 17 jewel copper plated beryllium bronze movement, is part of the famous Omega 30mm series, which was continually developed over 25 years and became a cornerstone of Omega history.
As can be seen, the movement here is in sparkling pristine condition and has obviously been very well cared for. It is marked – 17 jewels – with the serial number 15628828 which dates the watch to 1957.
This watch has been fully overhauled and serviced by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker and is calibrated to run arrow straight within +9 seconds/day! This is outstanding for any watch of this age and was tested on our electronic time-grapher. The power reserve on this movement is 45 hours when fully wound. The movement winds runs and sets smoothly, exactly as it should. We therefore have no hesitation in offering our 12-month warranty on the movement of this watch*.
*Please note, the 12 months warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The 18ct pink gold case measures 36mm in diameter, not including the Omega signed crown. Pink gold Omega watches from this period are rare, particularly in this size as not many were made.
The case has been cleaned and carefully inspected by our case-maker for any signs of weakness or excessive wear, and there are none. It has simply required some very careful and gentle hand-polishing to bring it back to its almost ‘as new’ condition. It is in immaculate condition with no dings or scratches visible to the naked eye. This is an Omega Swiss made case of exceedingly high quality which is only 8mm thick, including the lens. The press-fit case-back has never been engraved and is of full thickness. It is tight fitting and clicks back with a very satisfying ‘pop’.
The inside of the case back is signed ‘Omega Watch Co.’ ‘Swiss Made’ and carries Swiss Geneva 18ct hallmarks with the case reference number 215738 and the model reference 2896.
Please note, as ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap & Buckle
The watch has been fitted with a new high quality Black crocodile strap with a matching pink gold plated Omega buckle. We think this contrasts very nicely with the pink gold case and the dial. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock, in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin. We can also obtain most types and colours of strap, from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their huge range of 18mm straps if you wish, here.
The Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating this watch to 1957. Detailed particulars will be included with the receipt, along with our 12 months Warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will be provided at the time of sale along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.
The hardwood presentation box as shown in the photographs is included in the sale.
A simply beautiful example of a large-sized Omega Calibre 267 dress watch in 18ct pink gold. The movement is of a very high grade and on a par with watches far more expensive than this. Indeed when new, this watch would have cost more than the equivalent Rolex. Omega watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong.
A word about our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very best quality watches we can find before restoring these to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post sales care and service. This approach inevitably means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are a number of well known stores in West London which are very successful, charging between two to three times the price you see here. We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.
We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you choose to pay by UK bank transfer, we will be pleased to pass on a 3% transaction saving to you. Please contact us to reserve the watch and request our bank details.
Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or International Bank Wire Transfer, we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
Please note we welcome part exchanges and if you have a watch or small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will be happy to Service, Repair, or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
If you have any questions, please call our landline 020 7727 7095 or mobile 07515 949 250 or if calling from overseas our landline number is +44 207 727 7095 or mobile +44 7515 949 250.
We will be happy to answer any questions and offer advice about this or any of our watches listed for sale. If you would like some general advice regarding any aspect of vintage watches, including buying, selling, or collecting, we will also be very happy to hear from you. We await your call!
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