November 8, 2013 | FOUND
November 8, 2013 | FOUND
Omega Seamaster 300M circa 1960s
This is a vintage Omega Seamaster 300M “Big Triangle” reference 166.024, a model which was made beginning in 1957, with production ending sometime in the 1970s. This particular example was likely made in the late 1960s. The “Big T” designation is a reference to the large triangle at twelve o’clock. Some of these watches were issued to the British Royal Navy in the mid 1960s and early 1970s. This particular model is in good condition, and while the hands and bezel appear to be matching and original, as well as the dial, the lume was redone at some point. Also, the second hand appears to have been replaced. Crown is signed and is original. The case is steel and measures approximately 41 mm in diameter, with a lug width of 20 mm.
November 3, 2013 | FOUND
Tradition Stellaris “Carrera” circa 1960s
This is a 1960s Tradition Stellaris “Carrera”, which is a Heuer manufactured chronograph, commonly referred to as a “Poor Man’s Heuer.” This particular model was produced by Heuer for Sears Roebuck. It looks much like the Heuer Carrera from the same period. It comes in a 36 mm case, which is small but, if your wrist is small — this might be perfect. I personally love the look but for a wrist my size I would need to go with the slightly larger 39 mm Heuer Carrera. The silver and black Bi-Compax (Panda dial) looks great; the dial and hands are original with good patina. The movement is a 17-jewel manually wound Valjoux caliber 7730. Original pushers and unsigned crown.
October 29, 2013 | FOUND
If you are into regatta timers, then one watch you have to see is this vintage 1970s Memosail Regatta Timer.
Produced by Memotime in the 1970s, the Memosail Regatta Timer features an easy to read regatta countdown timer (or yacht timer) that is displayed via a disc (see image below) that is visible through an aperture between 12 and 4 o’clock on the outer perimeter of the dial. Once you press the start button (located at 2 o’clock), the countdown disc starts a counter clockwise rotation that goes from 10-9-8-7-6 (black on yellow) to 5-4-3-2-1 (white on red) and finally to S-T-A-R-T (green on white). If the countdown is for 10-minutes, then the race starts once the disc crosses over to the green and white letter S. If the countdown is for 15-minutes, then the race starts once the full S-T-A-R-T is fully visible.
September 12, 2013 | FOUND
We found an interesting Omega Ref. 2603-1 dress watch that is scheduled to be sold at the September 18th New York Antiquorum auction. Despite being made in the 1940s, it comes in a modern sized 38 mm diameter (10 mm thick) polished yellow gold-plated steel case. The most notable feature is the beautiful ivory colored honeycomb dial with applied yellow gold baton and dart indexes. Yellow gold feuille style hands display the hour and minutes. Subsidiary seconds are displayed at 6 o’clock.