What Omega Was And What It Could Be Again
17 October, 2014 at 7:16 am in Buy & Sell
During the 60s and 70s, few brands made more interesting or cooler watches than http://www.buyijoy.com/replica-omega-de-ville.html Omega. At the time, many considered the brand to be premier sport timepiece manufacture in the world, a grade above Heuer (who really focused primarily on motorsports and not much else) and on the same page as Rolex - who was was (and still is) limited by a narrow product width. Omega took risks, and they made a lot of watches. That eventually hurt them when they started going a little too heavy into quartz and lower end automatics (which they are now trying to reverse with the introduction of their own in-house, high-end pieces). But, the fact remains that 40 years ago, Replica Omega Speedmaster was probably the coolest watch company around. In this picture, you see some of the great watches that made Omega such a fan favorite, including the perennial Speedmaster Professional, but also early Seamasters, the PloProf (designed by Jacques Cousteau!), the Flightmaster, a Bullhead, a Speedsonic Lobster, the Seamaster Chrono-Quartz, the Time Computer III (best name for a watch EVER) and quite a few more. We highly recommend clicking the image above to see this amazing vintage Omega collection in all its glory. This 1958 Omega Constellation is an uncommon reference 2887-2 and represents a great value for the money in today's market. The 2887-2 is a screw-in version of the 2852 and houses a caliber 505 automatic movement made by Replica Omega Planet Ocean. The 505, along with the 501, replaced the quirky "bumper" movements found in pre-1956 Constellations. This watch and other references like it are very collectable these days, and represent an accessible entrance to the world of vintage timepieces. These watches aren't difficult to find, and are in many ways far more interesting than modern watches that fall in the same price range of $1000 or so. At 34mm, the watch may be a bit small for modern sensibilities, but those with wrists under 7" might be surprised at how well they fit. As the 'large watch' trend continues to wind down, watches like this will become more and more desirable, especially considering their storied past. So if you don't want to settle for one of the countless modern options housing one of a handful of movements, spend some time searching for vintage watches like this Omega. You might be surprised at what's out there. When it comes to vintage Omegas from the 70s it??s usually the speedies and the divers that get all the love, and deservedly so. But Omega was nothing if not prolific, and they produced some other great models, like this Omega Memomatic.