Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.
Omega first applied "Genève" to its 30mm dress watch dials in 1953. This was to celebrate records set by their watches at the Geneva Observatory. By 1967 the name was put on many more models. They used the same high-quality movements as found in the Seamaster and Dynamic models. Omega targeted the "Genève" towards the younger generation by using textured dials and represented a more value-orientated range. The Calvin factory in Geneva closed in 1972 and the name "Genève" finally disappeared on their dials in 1979. During this period the "Genève" models accounted for 60% of all Omega sales.
Our Omega Geneve has a 34mm stainless steel case with chamfered lugs. Brushed lug tops and polished sides that together create an elegant profile. The lugs have a subtle curve that flows over the wrist. On the right side, a signed crown. The polished bezel has beveled edges that support a domed acrylic crystal. A two-tone cross haired dial with applied faceted arrowhead markers for the hours. Dauphine hands with a sub-seconds register at 6 o’clock. The two tones and cross-hair give the dial a symmetry and depth that stands out from the crowd. The case back has a brushed finish. Inside a manually wound Omega Cal. 267, 17 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. Fitted on an 18mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" meaning it comes with no original Omega box or original Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket 18mm leather strap with quick-release lugs. The watch is from Circa. 1959 and is in original and fair condition, the case is unpolished based on my opinion, please see photos to judge for yourself. The dial is original and in very fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.
Now, this is a hard one to let go, it came in and immediately fell in love! I mean, can you blame me? Look at that dial, it is absolutely stunning and the condition of the case is stupendous! I suspect it won't last long, but I really hope it does so I can enjoy this beauty in the meantime!