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Omega 18K Gold Early Bumper Automatic

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Basic Info

Code 2342
Movement Automatic
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Lizard skin
Year 1944
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, Connecticut, Newington
Price [SOLD]
Availability Available now

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 28.10 RA PC
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 32.9 x 41.2 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Yellow gold

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Lizard skin
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Gold/Steel

Others

Small Seconds

Description

Pieces of Time of Newington, CT (est. 1992) is a retail watch store specializing in collectible mechanical watches. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or visit us at piecesoftime.com for more information.



Here we have the very first generation Omega wristwatch with automatic winding. Even more interesting to me, it was introduced during WW II. You have got to love the Swiss. The world is at war and they are advancing their watch industry.

This C-1944 18K Gold Omega Automatic features the caliber 28.10 RA PC 17-Jewel in-house bumper wind automatic. It was also the first Omega wristwatch with shockproofing.

They were just starting to work on waterproofing and this case design was an unusual attempt. It features a 3-piece design with the caseback consisting of a solid back with an o-ring and an outer ring that snaps on holding it all in place. It’s pretty cool to have one that survived 72 years in this condition. The case measures 32.9mm across without the crown and 41.2mm from lug tip to lug tip. If you are seeing what looks like dings or dents in the case pictures - They are not. They are Swiss 18K Assay marks. There are three of them and they are located on the caseback, side of the case, and on one of the lugs. The gold crown is also Omega signed.

The watch has been fully restored. The movement was completely disassembled, serviced properly including a new mainspring and crystal. The dial has just come back from being professionally refinished. With an offwhite satin background, black/gold railroad track border, and a subseconds register. It also features applied gold markers and its original gold hands. The case was lightly refinished and then ultrasonically cleaned. The watch is running great, keeping good time. Paired with a brand new Teju lizard strap, ready to wear and enjoy for years to come.



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