Jewellery and Watches (6 September 2016)

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Date of Auction: 6th September 2016

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £700

An Omega Seamaster stainless steel LCD/Analogue ‘Chrono-quartz’ bracelet watch, 1970s, with quartz movement calibre 1611, the rectangular black dial with two LCD digital displays on the left, and analogue display on the right, with luminous baton hour markers and date aperture at 3, the brushed stainless steel case with rounded corners, push buttons for the chronograph functions to the left, and crown with time functions on the right, the reverse with logo of Montreal Olympic games, held by four screws, with integral stainless steel bracelet with folding deployant clasp, the case, dial and movement signed, with original red Omega box, purchaser guarantee dated March 1979 and June 1979, and original Omega booklet, watch head width 47mm. £500-700

Condition Report

The dial appears clean, with the lettering still sharp and clear. The glass has some very light surface scratches and some slight nibbling to the edges. The bezel and strap has surface wear throughout commensurate with use. The box exterior is in good condition but the hinges are loose and detach from the base. The interior cream lining is pulling away at the hinges. We recommend all watches purchased at auction will require a full service.

Footnote

The Omega Chrono-quartz watch was the world’s first digital/analogue chronograph. Invented by Omega SA, and launched at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games it was Omega’s flagship chronograph at that time. The watch was the first to combine analogue display for the time functions and a digital display for the chronograph function, each working independently of one another but running on the same quartz resonator (32 kHz).