7,5 / 10
Beautiful unrestored condition
Original bakelite box
This watch is a beautiful example of an “Art Deco” model produced by Omega in the 1930s, fitted with their famous T17 caliber.
Its 9ct yellow gold case has been produced for the UK market by the well known Dennison case-maker.
The watch seems to be really unrestored, with an amazing and coherent patina of the dial, the hands, the case, the crown and the caseback. It is fitted with a leather strap and a gold plated Omega buckle.
It is accompanied with its original bakelite box form the period, which is absolutely unique for an almost 90 years old watch!
About the model
In 1934, Omega introduced their famous hand-wound Calibre T17 movement. This tonneau-shaped movement was remarkable for being the first wristwatch movement available with a 60-hour power reserve, and for its great precision.
Circa 167’000 T17 calibers have been produced by the company from 1934 to 1943.
Many different “Art Deco” models have been commercialized during this period, with many variations in terms of shapes, dials, bracelets, and sizes.
For the UK market, cases were made by Dennison, the Birmingham based case-makers who made watch cases for a number of Swiss watch manufacturers, including Omega and Rolex. The case are therefore signed “Dennison Made in England” and “A.L.D.” which was also a Dennison signature. They also carry specific reference numbers along with the Birmingham UK 9ct hallmarks.
These watches are very popular among collectors. They are also practical and reliable watches to wear on a regular basis.