18ct yellow gold 'oversized' wristwatch. Made 1949.

18ct yellow gold 'oversized' wristwatch. Made 1949.

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  • Brand: OMEGA 
  • Year: 1949
  • Model: Oversized
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: 30T2 PC
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Sub second dial
  • Dial: Silvered dial with outer minute track featuring applied mirror polished Arabic hour indicies and leaf shaped hands with subsidery seconds at 6 o'clock
  • Case dimensions: 32mm
  • Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 03084


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.