1956 Omega Vintage Mens Handwound Dress Watch Gifted By General Motors Co. - 14K Gold


Item No. 4345

During the high production output of its round watches in the 1940's and 50's, Omega built a relatively small number of fine rectangular-movement based timepieces. A handful of these models made for the U.S. market had exquisitely shaped form cases with more dramatic designs, as is the case with this vintage gem.

Built in the era of the '57 Chevy and the '59 Cadillac fin - in fact, made just one year before the famous Chevy, the avante garde watch showcased in today's offering embodies distinctive design from the period. Imaginative yet elegant enough to be worn on the wrists of discriminating men and collectors, it features semi-Bugs Bunny lugs and a segmented case and a dial with very vintage styled markers.

The movement is the company caliber 302 (formerly R 17,8) rectangular mechism that was a bit ahead of its time with its 21,600 BPH fast beat timing system. As with nearly all Omega 300 series mens watches from the era, by today's standards it appears midsize or unisex.

It was gifted by General Motors Co. (GMC) for 25 years of service.

Its dramatic, 14K gold case is in excellent condition. It shows light signs of previous polishing. Otherwise it presents as just short of mint.

Its silver dial is bright and beautiful, professionally restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. Its high-grade, Omega movement is clean and keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled. It is keeping accurate time. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new genuine Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

If you don't need a large watch, this beautiful dress Omega will serve as the perfect complement to your sporty Seamaster or Speedmaster model.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 16,997,948
  • Year sold: 1956
  • Reference: N6529, A special creation for the American market
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary seconds
  • Designed for: Originally designed for men; a midsize watch by today's larger standard
  • Case material: Solid 14K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Omega with logo, 14K, N6529, 342315
  • Case markings (outside): GMC - 25 Years Service - Georga A Robinson - General Motors Corporation - 2-9-1956
  • Case condition: Excellent condition. It shows light signs of previous polishing and has one almost indistinguishable very light indention. Otherwise it presents as just short of mint.
  • Dial: Signed Omega, silver, distinctively styled gold applique markers with Arabic numerals at the primary hours, expertly restored
  • Hands: Orignal, gold "batons", excellent condition
  • Movement type: Copper colored, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator, gold jewel settings
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., 302, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping accurate time. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • 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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