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Date/Report Number …..022612.FNAWEHYGGGG Item 11959 OMEGA WITH BLACK LINEN DIAL GOLD PLATED CASE
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1959 OMEGA WITH BLACK LINEN DIAL GOLD PLATED CASE WITH BOX AND LIZARD STRAP

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $850.00


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1959
Omega
285

33 X 39 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

BLACK LINEN DIAL
GOLD PLATED CASE

33 X 39 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

ROSE GOLD PLATED
17 JEWEL
SWEEP SECONDS
SHOCK ABSORBER
OMEGA MOVEMENT

WITH

HAND MADE
BLACK
ITALIAN LIZARD
STRAP

6.5 TO 7.5+

AND

A VINTAGE OMEGA WATCH BOX

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Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Omega is one of the most well-known and recognized watches in the world. Britain's Royal Flying Corps decided to choose Omega watches in 1917 as their official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the American army in 1918. Omega watch was the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932. James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, include John F. Kennedy, Prince William, and Buzz Aldrin.

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The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt, who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He sold his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. After Louis Brandt's death in 1879, his two sons Louis-Paul and CÚsar, troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the unsatisfactory assembly workshop system in favour of in-house manufacturing and total production control. Due to the greater supply of manpower, communications and energy in Biel/Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880, then bought the entire building in December. Two years later the company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen area of Biel/Bienne, where its headquarters are still situated today.

 

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Louis-Paul and CÚsar Brandt both died in 1903, leaving one of Switzerland's largest watch companies — with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people — in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24. Brandt was the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. The economic difficulties brought on by the First World War would lead him to work actively from 1925 toward the union of Omega and Tissot, then to their merger in 1930 into the group SSIH, Geneva. Under Brandt's leadership and Joseph Reiser's from 1955, the SSIH Group continued to grow and multiply, absorbing or creating some fifty companies, including Lanco and Lemania, manufacturer of the most famous Omega chronograph movements. By the 1970s, SSIH had become Switzerland's number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world. Up to this time, the Omega brand outsold Rolex, its main Swiss rival in the luxury watch segment, although Rolex watches sold at a higher price point. Around this time it was viewed as Rolex versus Omega in the competition for the "King of Swiss Watch brands". Omega watches tended to be more revolutionary and more professional focused, while Rolex watches were more ‘evolutionary’ and famous for their mechanical pieces and brand.

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF  YOUR VINTAGE OMEGA WATCHES
THE BRAND WAS PURCHASED BY SWATCH GROUP
OMEGA IS NO LONGER WHAT IT WAS

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NEW PHOTO

HAD A PATRON ASK IF THE DIAL HAD "BUBBLES". NOW, I STATE THIS OMEGA IS NEAR MINT. THAT IS NEAR MINT. THE OVERHAULED MOVEMENT LOOKS BRAND NEW. THE CASE IS SIMPLY FANTASTIC. THE DIAL IS STUNNING. SO, WHY NOT MINT CONDITION? BECAUSE THIS OMEGA WOULD HAVE TO BE LIKE NEW. YEA, I SEE SOME VENDERS STATE MINT WHEN THE ITEM IS NOT EVEN NEAR MINT.

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NEW PHOTO

IN ANY CASE, THERE ARE IMPERFECTIONS.  HANDS HAVE SOME WEAR. DIAL HAS SOME MUTED AGE. BUT ALL IN ALL, REMEMBER, THESE SHOTS ARE MAGNIFIED HIGH RESOLUTION PICS.

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NEW PHOTO

NOW, AFTER RECEIVING THE QUESTION CONCERNING THE DIAL: I LEFT THE HOUSE; I DROVE TO THE SHOP; I OPENED THE SHOP; I TOOK A DOZEN NEW PHOTOS.. AT 11PM... THIS NEAR MINT CONDITION OMEGA IS NEAR MINT.... NEW PHOTOS ALL OVER...

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THIS AWESOME
OMEGA
285

IF YOU SEND ME YOUR OMEGA FOR A RESTORATION, YOUR COST WOULD BEGIN AT $235. IF PARTS ARE REQUIRED, IT WOULD BE HIGHER. IF YOU WANTED THE FINISHED PRODUCT TO LOOK LIKE THIS ONE, FIGURE 300 TO 375. NOW, I HAD TO BUY THE WATCH, *OMEGA PARTS, AND SUPPLIES, THEN A FULL OVERHAUL AND RESTORATION, THEN A TOP END STRAP, THEN WARRANTY AND APPRAISE IT. SO MAKE YOUR OFFERS FAIR...

* (GENUINE OMEGA PARTS ARE TRIPLE THE ORDINARY PRICES- HANDS ARE 39.00 A CRYSTAL 29.90 WE USE ONLY GENUINE OMEGA PARTS)

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NEW PHOTO

FEATURES AN AWESOME
BLACK LINEN DIAL

WITH

GOLD STICK MARKERS
&

GOLD STICK HANDS

WITH

THIN LUMINOVA STRIPES
AND
LUMINOVA MARKERS DOTS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE
OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO
CASE
IS
PROFESSIONAL
HEAVY GOLD PLATE
FINISHED IS EXTREME GLOSS

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THE
OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO

CASE FINISH HAS NO DAMAGE
NO SCRATCHES OR DINGS

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THIS
OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO

IS SIGNED
GOLD OMEGA LOGO
OMEGA

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THIS
OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO

IS AN AWESOME SIZE

33 X 39 MM
W/O CROWN


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THE
OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO


CASE
IS
PROFESSIONAL
HEAVY GOLD PLATE
FINISHED IS EXTREME GLOSS


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OMEGA
285

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NEW PHOTO

CASE
IS
PROFESSIONAL
HEAVY GOLD PLATE
FINISHED IS EXTREME GLOSS

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THE HAND MADE IN ITALY
GENUINE BLACK LIZARD STRAP
COMPLETES THIS TIME PIECE


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HAND MADE IN ITALY
GENUINE BLACK LIZARD STRAP

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HAND MADE IN ITALY
GENUINE BLACK LIZARD STRAP

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THE STAINLESS STEEL
SNAP BACK CASE BACK
IS MINTY
LIKE THE
CASE
&
NEW CRYSTAL

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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  AWESOME OMEGA
IS RICH
BLACK & GOLD

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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FREE GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA BOX

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CASE BACK SIGNED


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1959
Omega
285
SAME AS 284 EXCEPT RING BALANCE

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
Dm= 30.0mm
H= 5.1mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h