1930s stainless steel rectangular vintage Omega watch (4416)
Case: Steel, 23 x 42mm
Movement: Omega T-17
Dial: Silvered with Arabic numerals
A stunning ‘Art Deco’ rectangular vintage Omega watch!
A 1934, stainless steel rectangular vintage Omega watch. The case measures 23 x 42 mm (including lugs) with 18mm lug size. The case is signed Omega, Fab-Suisse, Acier Staybrite and numbered to the inside. The T-17 calibre, manual wind movement is signed Omega, with 15 jewels, numbered, dating the watch to 1934. The two-tone silvered dial has black Arabic numerals, with a subsidiary seconds dial and fine blued steel ‘modernes’ hands. The dial is signed Omega above the centre.
Omega Calibre T-17 movement
In the early 1930s, Omega introduced their excellent tonneau shaped calibre T-17 as an ideal movement for use within rectangular and other ‘shaped’ cases. The T-17 quickly gained a reputation for reliability and quality and today is one of the watchmaker’s most highly regarded vintage movements. This calibre was specially housed in a protective soft metal, anti-magnetic, movement cover.