This vintage mid/late 70s' Omega solid 9ct gold wristwatch is on a high quality black genuine royal lizard skin strap which has less than a months wear. Overall as you can see from the picture gallery it is in exceptional condition with only minor marks as expected for a watch that is some 40/50 years' old. The case reference for this beautiful Omega timepiece is 132.5017.As I hope you can see clearly it features a gold dial with black & gold batons and stunning black/gold hands which makes telling the time easy at just a quick glance. The 33mm gold case houses a calibre 1030 hand wind 17 jewel mechanical movement which is running very well and keeping excellent time. The date changes as it should and is easily adjusted for different months by a quick adjust mechanism; just pull the crown out to the date adjust position and adjust. It also has a hacking feature which means you can stop the movement and more easily set the time. The 1030 movement is the last and some would say the pinnacle of Omega mechanical movements; it beats at 28800 a/h so quite fast compared to others which makes for its excellent time keeping.
When new it had a power reserve of 45h although I dear say not quite as long now. The 9ct solid gold case is properly English hallmarked as it should be and stamped Omega Watch Co along with a large letter "W". This is important as it denotes a solid high quality, weighty English case made by W.
Wilmot who were based in Birmingham and who were established in 1860. The company (now sadly no longer in existence) manufactured cases for some of the major international watch houses including Rolex after the demise of Dennison. They were an exhibitor in the 1929 British Industries Fair where they showed their premier gold expanding straps for watches as well as Albert chains, necklets and bracelets and obviously their high quality watch cases. This is important when it comes to this watch as it means one would be acquiring a piece with a very top quality movement housed in a heavy, elegant solid English made case; so the best of both worlds. The diameter is 33.5mm (approx') not including the crown which is very contemporary by todays watch sizes and was considered large in the 70s'.
The lug width is a normal 18mm so will be easy when a new strap is eventually required. You will note that the watch also has its original Omega signed crown with the Omega logo still sharp and clean. So to sum up a beautiful solid gold Omega watch in great condition with a high end English made case housing a well respected 17 jewel Omega movement dating to the mid/late 70s. These are now in great demand by both collectors and the 70s fashion conscious and so are very likely a great investment too with values increasing month on month.