This spectacular solid gold Omega is really something quite special, not only because it is in simply time warp exemplary condition but because it is firstly and oversized 35 mm (excluding the crown) example and secondly is ‘Dennison’ cased Omega 13308 and manufactured in 9 K solid gold.
The serial number on the movement dates manufacture to circa 1959 Although sold later in 1961 as confirmed by the Omega papers .
Dennsion are renowned for being one of the best case manufacturers in the world, from the early 1930’s they made gold cases for Omega, Rolex and many other manufacturers, the quality of their cases was of the highest standard and really were amongst the best gold cases in the world.
The company closed in the late 1960’s, mainly as a result of a failure to modernize, a real shame but also a real testament to English craftsmanship. The cases were made in very small numbers comparatively to the main manufacturers for the most part because their manufacturing wasn’t mechanized, the cases were made by hand.
This example is one of the first of the caliber 500 movements, running calibre 501. The watch came from Lincolnshire from the son of the original owner, it is never restored, never refinished and untouched, the dial is a stunning cream patina. The watch is even complimented by its original guarantee and instructions. £51 at that time (when the average weekly wage as £8) was over six weeks wages. It is presented on a NOS Hirsch genuine crocodile band with period Omega buckle.
You will not find a nicer example, when it’s gone it’s gone.
Stock Number 399
General notes on our watches and terms
1.Waterproof please note under no circumstances should any vintage timepiece be regarded as waterproof regardless of the manufacturing specification at the time of manufacture
2.Precision Please note that some of the pieces we handle are over 100 years old and do not perform like some modern watches. Part of the attraction is the requirement to hand wind many of these time pieces on a regular basis.
3.Servicing, just like a vintage motor car a mechanical watch will require regular maintenance our suggestion would be once every few years should suffice but please feel free to contact us with any specific queries relating to an individual piece.
4.Returns when purchased on line any item can be returned by recorded delivery at the buyer’s expense and risk within 14 days of receipt to The Watch Collector.17London Road South. Poynton.Cheshire.SK12 1LA
5.Gaurantee, all products are guaranteed for a period of 90 days for mechanical defect. This guarantee does not cover misuse or neglect and is invalid if the case back has been opened in any way. please see note 1 regarding water ingress