1950 Omega Vintage Mens Watch with Bumper Automatic, Waterproof Style - 14K Gold Shell & Stainless Steel


Item No. 4691

Today's offering showcases this wonderfully designed mid-century gents Omega watch with large bullhorn lugs. Both automatic and originally done in a waterproof style, it's an elegant and classic example of a vintage Omega with robust capabilities.

For the movement, the company used one of its first automatic movements, the Caliber 351 with so-called bumper rotor. This mechanism broke new ground for Omega and served as the basis for the mass-marketed Seamaster and Constellation models that followed.

It also possesses a technical dial designed with prominent second markings and a large sweep seconds hand to facilitate precision timing. These watches enabled a doctor to accurately determine his patient's pulse with just a few glances at his wrist and the 1/5 second markings also served the needs of men in other demanding sporting and technical fields.

It is 100% Omega down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and even signed crystal.

It is in honest original condition. The full size case shows wear through of the gold on the edges and points of the bullhorn lugs. The original silver dial with prominent 1/5 second markings has warmed to a sepia tone, giving it a true vintage look. And the Omega 28,10 based mechanism is running strong and true.

Our watchmaker has cleaned and oiled the watch and installed a brand new Omega crystal. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a crocodile band making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 11,869,413
  • Year built: c. 1950
  • Model: Ref. 2597-2
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Gold and stainless steel
  • Case condition: Honest original condition with wear and gold wear through along the edges and points of the bullhorn lugs and opening marks on the back
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, gold hand-riveted luminous indexes, honest original condition warmed to a sepia tone
  • Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
  • Movement type: Cal. 351, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, bumper rotor
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, new
  • Serviced: Cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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