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14ct yellow gold dress wristwatch. Made 1947

14ct yellow gold dress wristwatch. Made 1947

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Information

  • Brand: OMEGA 
  • Year: 1947
  • Model: Classic 30T2
  • Reference: 10.756.350
  • Calibre: 30T2
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 14ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Sub second dial
  • Dial: Off-white dial with outer minute track featuring arabic quarters and applied mirror polished dart shaped hour indices with matching Dauphine hands. Sub seconds located at the 6 o'clock position.
  • Case Dimensions: 34mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 03071

Essay

The “30” series of movements, of which the 30Ts is the most famous, was first manufactured in 1939. So accurate and reliable was this simple manual movement that it launched a whole family of 15 (and later, 17) jewel movements. The movement went through several evolutions, starting off a rather bare-bones 15-jewel movement before being “upgraded” to a 17-jewel, shock-protected movement with a balance regulated with screws and fitted with a Breguet overcoil balance spring. After 1949, Omega changed their movement nomenclature, and the 30T2 became the 26x-28x series of movements, the final descendant of which is the cal. 286, whose manufacture ceased in 1966, right up to the advent of the quartz crisis. In short, most every manual-winding Omega in this more than 25-year period, from Calatrava-style references to manual-winding Seamasters and Rancheros, all shared the same movement DNA. This sharing of the movement across broad model lines gives rise to a bewildering variety in terms of cases and dials, part of the attraction of collecting these ca. 30T2 models.