Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co, Louis Brandt founded it 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.
As a response to the ever-growing threat of electronic watches to the manufacturers of mechanical watches, Omega in collaboration with Swiss brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe formed Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH). Prototypes began in 1967 with production starting in 1968. Then In 1972, Omega introduced the reference, 198.030, which included the Omega calibre 1250, a ‘tuning-fork’ electronic movement which was made under licence from Bulova.
Our Omega Geneve 198.0070 has a 36.5mm square stainless steel case. Its softened brushed edges gently curve over your wrist. A lug to lug length of 42mm and a thickness of 10.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. A signed crown can be found on the right. The raised facet edged square crystal sits above a sunburst silver dial. An outer minute track with applied baton indexes infilled with black paint. At 3 o’clock a date window. Baton’s hands have lume infill. At 12 o’clock an applied Omega with a red frame “Electronic f300 Hz” printed underneath. At 6 o’clock “Geneve Chronometer”. On the reverse a screw-down stainless steel case back with a faded “Omega” in the middle. Inside an Omega F300hz Cal. 1250 based on the ESA 9162 movement considered the very best of tuning fork movements. Designed by Max Hetzel, who had previously worked for Bulova; he was also responsible for the Accutron 214 which was released In May 1972. Fitted on its original Omega integrated stainless steel bracelet and a signed folding clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no Omega box or Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original integrated bracelet with Omega signed clasp, the watch has a total length of 21cm. The watch is from Circa. 1972 and is in worn, vintage condition, but overall good as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
These are some of the most interesting and unusual Omega's and they are still incredibly affordable for what they are, will they be forever? This reference is in great condition for its age and the dial is stunning, paired on its integrated bracelet is offers a ton of value for the money.