Movement : Manually Wound Omega Cal. 601
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1970
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 40.5mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Omega box or Omega papers. The watch comes paired with its original rare 18mm Omega Fixoflex bracelet. The watch is from Circa. 1970 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. Overall, however, the watch is in fair condition for its age and the dial is completely original and never touched. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
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. During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army. After stringent tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice of timepiece. 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. They were targeted 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.
Here we have a 1970 Omega Geneve Manual 135.041 with a 34.5mm tonneau stainless steel case. The case flows over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 40.5mm and a case thickness of 9.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown. A domed crystal sits above a sunburst silver dial. Applied steel batons indexes with black painted centers mark the hours. Slender sword hands have luminance tips complemented by a tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock we had an Omega motif and at 6 o’clock “Geneve” completed this attractive timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Omega Cal. 601, 17 jewels, 19,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a rare 18mm Omega Fixoflex Bracelet.
Usually, I would take off and throw out any of these fixo bracelets as I'm not a fan at all, but when you see a big Omega logo on it you can not do such a thing! These bracelets have become increasingly rare to find and they fit very few references, this being one of them, so when I came across this watch with this original uncut bracelet I had to pick it up!