Omega Cal.30 18ct Sub-Dial 35mm 1941
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
A Carefully Owned & Lightly Used Example
Oversize 35mm, 18ct Yellow Gold Case, Excluding the Crown
Beautifully Restored Ivory-Cream, ‘1 – 12’ Dial With Sub-Seconds Dial
Very High Grade Cal.30, 15 Jewel Hand-Wound Movement
New Black Alligator Strap with Gold-Plated Omega Buckle
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition
High Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
Free UK Special Delivery
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Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega has pioneered a huge range of technical innovations in watchmaking. 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 1940s also saw the first tourbillon wristwatch and the first of the famous Seamaster watches, whilst the 1950s 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 Omega Speedmasters were the first watches to arrive on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
A beautifully restored Cal.30 gentleman’s 18ct yellow gold dress watch from 1941. The star of the show here is undoubtedly the bold and outstanding dial with the wonderful addition of a subsidiary seconds dial at 6.
This watch has been fully restored to a very high standard and is in immaculate condition.
The ivory-cream dial carries 1 – 12 standard Arabic numerals which are very easily read due to being very bold and large in size. The numerals are transcribed by the original blued steel plume hands. The dial catches the light wonderfully and can be read very easily even in a low light. It is a beautifully balanced dial with a subsidiary seconds hand at ‘6’.
The dial simply carries the Omega brand and signature with ‘Swiss Made’ at the very bottom. A new correct lens has been fitted as part of the restoration.
This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by our dial restorers who are considered to be the best in the UK.
The Omega Cal.30, 15 Jewel automatic movement fitted to this watch was one of Omega’s most successful movements and as can be seen here, is in very good condition.
The Omega Cal.30 movement is very highly regarded for its accuracy and reliability, making this watch perfectly suited for everyday use as well as evening wear. The movement is in tip-top condition having been overhauled and serviced by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker which means it has been completely disassembled to all its component parts, carefully inspected under high magnification, replacement where necessary with only genuine Omega parts before careful reassembly and adjustment and calibration. The watch winds, sets and runs perfectly accurately and reliably within +7 seconds per day, averaged over 5 positions which is excellent for any watch of this age and has been confirmed on our electronic watch timegrapher. The movement also has an excellent 44-hour power reserve when fully wound. We are therefore more than confident in offering 12 months’ warranty with this watch movement*.
The movement is correctly signed ‘Omega’, ‘Swiss’ and ‘15 Jewels’ and carries the Calibre 30, along with the serial number 9449488 which dates this watch to 1941.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The Omega Swiss made 18ct yellow gold case measures 35mm in diameter, excluding the winding crown. This makes this an exceptionally large wristwatch for the period when typical sized watches measured 32 or 33mm diameter.
The case is of a sturdy two-piece construction with slim bezel and strong lugs. This is a tight-fitting case case-back which presses back with a pleasing and reassuring pop. The case-back is of full thickness and has never been inscribed.
This watch has been lightly used and well cared for and after a close inspection, the case has simply required a careful clean and a gentle polish to bring it back to its current, almost as new condition with no flaws or marks visible to the naked eye.
As ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap & Buckle
A black alligator strap has been fitted with a matching period gold-plated Omega buckle, which we feel finishes this watch perfectly. 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 from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their wonderful range of straps if you wish here.
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 1941.
Detailed particulars will be included with the receipt, along with our 12 months’ warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will also be provided at the time of sale with our ‘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”.
A high quality hardwood presentation box is included in the sale of this watch.
This is a superb example of the iconic Omega watch with the Calibre 30 movement which 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 Seamaster watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong.
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring them 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 means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well-known stores in West London which are highly 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 would like to pay by UK cheque or by UK bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or a small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
If you have any questions please call on 0207 727 7095 or if calling from overseas +44 207 727 7095
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