Today's offering showcases this very cool Omega f300 Chronometer watch with uncommon original "electric current" graphic dial. When we saw the amazing dial on this watch we knew we had to have it.
It is an uncommon variant that epitomizes the new electronic age / space age.
For the movement the company used a patented tuning fork based Accutron movement made by ESA and licensed from Bulova and finished by Omega.
Launched in 1960, the Accutron was the world's first fully electric watch and at the time the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever devised. They are remarkable watches with a fascinating story.
The tuning fork technology was so accurate that NASA used it for timing for new satellites and for timekeeping in their spacecraft. The U.S. government even asked Bulova to delay the release of their cutting edge new watches for fear the technology might fall into the hands of the Russians. An Accutron watch movement sits on the moon's Sea of Tranquility today, in an instrument placed there in 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts.
These watches use a battery driven tuning fork whose vibrations are converted by a special index mechanism into an almost smoothless rotary motion of the hands. At the time tuning fork watches were the most accurate timekeeping mechanisms ever devised.
Here are some of the watch's features:
- Originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory) - Accurate to within a minute a month
- Durable and simple - its few moving parts don't require usual watch maintenance and repair
- It never needs winding - a remarkable feat over forty years ago
Our watch is 100% Omega down to the original hands, winding crown, and signed crystal.
It presents in honest original condition. The case has not been polished and shows wear consistent with its age. The spectacular dial is mint. Photos of the inside available upon request.
Our watchmaker has performed any needed servicing and has installed a new-old-stock genuine Omega crystal and a new battery. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, and Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1974
Serial no.: 36,896,458
Model: Ref. MD 198.0045
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, Plaque or G 20 Microns
Case condition: Honest original condition - unpolished with normal signs of use and wear. A few previous opening marks to the back.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Gold with with gold applied baton indices, eclectic current graphic, signed Omega, original, just short of perfect mint condition
Hands: Original, luminous gold batons
Movement type: Omega licensed from Bulova tuning fork caliber 1260
Jewels: 12 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: New-old-stock, signed Omega
Servicing: Any needed servicing performed. New battery installed. New-old-stock genuine Omega crystal installed.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.