1966 OMEGA 9KT GOLD BOX & PAPERS ORIGINAL STRAP WITH 9KT GOLD BUCKLE

£1,450.00

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1966 OMEGA 9KT GOLD BOX & PAPERS ORIGINAL STRAP WITH 9KT GOLD BUCKLE

1966 Omega 9kt gold completely original box & papers original strap with 9kt gold buckle.

1966 Omega 9kt gold completely original box & papers original strap with 9kt gold buckle.

This wonderful gentlemen’s Omega is in truly ‘time-warp‘ condition. A ‘full-set’ Omega such as this one does not come along too often and the example that you see here is a beauty.

The model 121.5400 was introduced in 1962 so this one is around four years into production.

The 9kt solid gold case is very substantial, measuring 34mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 42mm tip-to-tip. The case is beautiful, with long down-turned stepped lugs and free from dings or scratches of any kind. Manufactured in England by Omega’s case-maker Dennison, these cases were particularly well made. The case back fits very snugly and snaps back closed very firmly, also in excellent original condition with just a little very light scratching from gentle use over the years.

Housing the calibre 269 manual winding movement, the example that we have here is in ‘as-new’ condition. I have rarely seen a movement as clean as this one, which is testament to the wonderful case design which has protected it perfectly over the years. I would say that it is in the same condition as when it left the factory in 1966.

The silvered dial is absolutely beautiful, with contrasting gold baton markers and hands. a cross-hair marks the subsidiary seconds circle and the dial is signed simply ‘Omega’ with ‘Swiss Made’ below six. The watch retains the original Omega signed winding crown which is also in perfect condition with no noticeable wear.

The watch works faultlessly and keeps very good time i must say. The glass is also the original. The watch still retains the original Omega signed leather strap complete with a scarce 9kt solid gold buckle, fully marked with English hallmarks. The strap and buckle are still in very good condition, having had little use seemingly.

The watch was purchased new in 1966 from the Birmingham jeweller Perry-Greaves LTD – Birmingham, as can be seen from the original Omega guarantee booklet. The watch is complete with it’s original presentation boxes, both inner and outer. these are the rare 1960’s model 1501 type, stamped on both inner and outer box and very collectable in their own right as they also housed the Speedmaster Omega’s.

Watches as well preserved as this example do not come up for sale regularly and this particular and in my opinion this particular Omega would be a sound investment.