1950 Vintage Omega Turler Chronograph Cal 321 Ref 174 2451 Pre SpeedMaster Watch. From OMEGAs beginnings, our timepieces have recorded some of the most significant moments in the world (and beyond). They have been worn by presidents and kings, astronauts and spies, movie stars and you. Behind each one is a legacy of horological quality and innovation.
The Omega Caliber 321 chronograph movement is a thing of legend. After all, it has been to the Moon, the iconic Speedmaster wasnt the only Omega chronograph made in the 1960s to utilize this high grade manually wound unit. It also found its way into the considerably less common, one might even say rare, Seamaster chronographs from the same era.
The Seamaster line was, at the time, the more stylish alternative more about the looks than about its technical capabilities. But with the addition of the Caliber 321 it was no less proficient a timing tool. Launched in 1948 to coincide with the brands 100th anniversary, the Omega Seamaster line is the oldest in the current collection.Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for town, sea and country. The Seamasters first diving-record was achieved in 1955, when diver Gordon McLean reached a depth of 62.5 meters in Australia.
The key to these watches was the O-ring rubber gasket. At this time, water-resistant watches generally used lead or shellac gaskets which were susceptible to temperature changes. The engineers at OMEGA were so sure of the Seamaster that one flew the Polar Route over the North Atlantic attached to the outside of a Douglas DC6 aircraft in 1956.
I consider the Seamaster two lines in one: the big, heavy Professional, designed for divers for deep diving, and a dress range also made by Seamaster. Omega was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt at the age of 23. The brands reputation grew fast and in 1895 the watches achieved a precision of 30 seconds a day. By the turn of the 19th century Omega was one of Switzerlands largest watch companies with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people.
Omega made its debut in sports during the Gordon Bennett international ballooning Cup in 1917; since then Omega has gone on to be the official timekeeper at 21 Olympic Games. In 1936 Omega set the remarkable World precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England. With motorsport in mind, Omega launched the Speedmaster, which in 1965 was chosen by NASA as its official chronometer in Space. Four years later the Moonwatch was the first watch to be worn on the Moon, when on 21st July 1969 Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind. Currently Omega belongs to the Swatch Group.
321 movement was in production for roughly only 11 years. The production of this specific movement was cost prohibitive. Making this piece, from a horological perspective, that much more limited and ultimately rare altogether due to lower production numbers. This is a beauty, it does not get any more original than this watch, if you are looking for a vintage watch with heritage & character.CK 2451, a chronograph, that collectors are surely familiar with. It is a watch we can associate with a number of air forces and other aeronautical associations. This is a much rare version of that Ref. It is very rare to find a watch this old with Omega box. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and keeping great time.
This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.
The watch is working and is part of our new. Contact me if you have any questions first. Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. 35,00 mm without the crown and 42,00 Lug to Lug.
Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten. It does not get any more original than this, Faded Omega Turler Factory Dial. The picture does not do this justice since the dial has aged amazing and it has so much character lot of the number have diapered over time, has some posts and scratches.
Shows lots of patina & gone tropical. Please see picture for more detail. 321 movement it can also be found in the Omega Speedmaster Professional or Moonwatch.Just inspected and in great shape. Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Keeps great time see below time testing. Brand New Dark Brown Saffiano Italian Genuine Leather by Milano straps, Lug Size : 18 mm Please see picture. Come with Beautiful Omega Box. Please pressure test before water use. 3 (Please see Tab below for details). 5 s/day In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab). Please see tab below for details. NA (Please see Tab below for details). All watch functions tested and operable. Please Contact me for more details. Awesome and Superb Items are, All Right Here!!!
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS. Actual color of the item may vary on your monitor's screen or on the reflection made by photo shoots. The item will be relisted. And not to any other address.Some of the higher end item might take longer if they need to be picked up from a safe or do extra testing on them. Please contact me about it before paying, ask for total.
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We stand behind all the watches we sell, and we guarantee your satisfaction. May be waived on exchanges of higher value.
NOTE: Please do give an attention on reading this!! Items we sell are 100% AUTHENTIC, as described, and pictured. Unless otherwise stated everything is.
We do NOT guarantee WATER TIGHTNESS of used watches. Some of the items that we sell are PRE-OWNED/USED. Expect some of the items are NOT as good as new.
We are NOT CONNECTED and/or RELATED to any COMPANIES of the BRANDS that we sell. In some cases, we use stock photo if new item. Or stock picture for main picture. Please ask all questions before purchasing. However, we will DEEPLY APPRECIATE if you can leave one for me as soon as you received the item.CUSTOMER'S SATISFACTION is our primary concern in doing this business. The watch should not be used in the water! All diving watches, even recent, should be sent for a qualified water sealing service each year prior to diving season. Any props display that might appear in the pictures is not included in the sale. We do check them out to make sure they are keeping time and running, however we do not service each and every watch and it is possible that servicing may be necessary at your expense.
Servicing a vintage watch is highly recommended given that we dont have service record in most cases. Please see our service level guild for more information. Please bear in mind the age of these watches, in some cases 50-80 plus years old and due to the age of these watches we do not guarantee for water tightness whatsoever, even if it is marked waterproof on any watch we sell. Remember that seeing the item at very high magnification, as in the pictures that I provide, brings to life small defects that the human eye does not perceive.That is why many people will like even more the watch after seeing it for real. Please don't send me a message telling me what you think is the value of the item, or asking me if I will consider an offer in the amount of x or what is my best price. This is the most effective way to avoid the disappointment of seeing the item go to someone else. I do not guarantee time keeping on any of my vintage watches, even if the time keeping is perfect. Very old watches keep good time but do not expect the accuracy of a modern watch. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable). Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen.
Unfortunately lot of sellers are calming the watch has been serviced where the watch has not been. So please be careful and ask questions from sellers first. As far as my watches please see below. Watches I sell can have the following service Levels. Level # 1 Experts Watches Serviced.
Serviced by our service repair center with over 40 years of experience very old school and very hard to find these day. Our routine service includes the following. Complete disassembly of the watch.Completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and timed using state of the art equipment. Clean all moving parts with specialized cleaning solvents. Proper lubrication with only the highest-grade lubricants and oils during the reassembly process. Your watch is tested to our exacting standards of 24 to 72 hours to assure accuracy, water resistance, and proper operation of all functionality. (Overhaul Lubricants, Gaskets, Sealing, Regulation, MISC testing).
The was inside case is marked and dated by the service man. Receipts are available on request. Level #2 Serviced by previous owner.This watches are inspected and timed to make sure it meets the vintage watch timing standards. Level #3 Inspected and timed. Are less expensive watches or newer watches that does not need it might not go through his process. Actually, wearing the watch in the pulse will get you different results for sure, because the watch will.
Be subject to very different positions and temperatures. Like a car, a mechanical watch will require periodic maintenance by an expert watchmaker. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches. All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches).Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly.
Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust.
If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc.
Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard.When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.
Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert.
Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth.
Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well.
The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Welcome to EXPERTS WATCHES EXPERTS WATCHES was born from a passion of collecting wristwatches for over 40 years. This passion has evolved into an opportunity to create the best destination for luxury & vintage pre-owned timepieces.
Offering an expertly handpicked inventory of luxury & vintage pre-owned watches for sale, including watch accessories, jewelry, and watch straps. We have been providing high quality personalized customer service experience to our customers for over 15 years. This has been a joyful experience to share ones passion with others. Our Goal is to provide range of watches and luxury products to cater to all our customers.From novice to experienced collector, and from affordable to well-designed luxury goods. From time to time we try to bring in watches that are beyond our collecting palates. This can be a challenging experience especially in a vintage watch world, but also a fulfilling one to help our customers with their collecting needs. All the custom accessories at EXPERTS WATCHES are developed with the goal of creating products of superior quality and affordable prices. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "1950 Vintage Omega Turler Chronograph Cal 321 Ref 174 2451 Pre SpeedMaster Watch" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "expertswatches" and is located in Fullerton, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.