Lot #12403 – Omega Caliber 265T3 18k Gold Watch Vintage WWII Era

Estimate: $1,500.00 – $1,800.00

Start Price: $699.00

Brand: Omega
Description: WWII Military Era
Circa: 1940
Diameter: 33mm
Dial Color:  Silver
Case Material: 18k gold
Bezel Material: 18k gold
Case Back: Solid.  Outside of the case back is stamped 18k 750 indicating gold.  It also has the hammer head stamp with the numbers 161 in addition to a five digit alphanumeric number.
Movement: Mechanical manual wind caliber 265T3 with a 7 digit movement number.
Functions: Hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Band: Generic leather strap with plated Omega tang buckle
Box: No
Papers / Warranty card: No
Accessories: N/A
Condition: The case is heavily patinaed. The dial has areas of discoloration and spotting throughout due to age. The hands have minor spotting throughout. The dial was previously refreshed a while ago.  The crystal has areas of superficial scratches and scuffing due to normal wear. The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. Overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.
Special Notes: The heavy patina on the case makes it difficult to tell if it’s yellow gold or rose gold.  The case back has the hammer head stamp with the numbers 161 indicate the case maker Joseph Erard SA Le Noirmont 21.07.1934.  The hammer head symbol is for gold and platinum watch cases made in Switzerland, but outside of Geneva.
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

In 1848, Louis Brandt founded La Generale Watch Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.  In 1903, he changed the name to Louis Brandt et Frere – Omega Watch & Co which was changed once more to the current Omega SA in 1982.  Throughout it’s rich history, Omega was chosen as the official watch for Britain’s Royal Flying Corps in 1917, the US Army in 1918, and most famously for NASA in 1969.  Some of Omega’s most well known models are – Omega Speedmaster Professional, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster, Omega Constellation, Omega De Ville, Omega Dynamic, Omega Flightmaster, and Omega Railmaster.  Not as widely known, Omega even created a Tourbillon in 1947.

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