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1938 Omega Cal.26.5 SOB Gilt Dial


14-days Inspection Period / 1-year Warranty

Delivery: ca.10 days

A very early timepiece by Omega coming from ca.1938 and offering a classic galvanic gilt dial, full stainless steel 33 mm case and an early caliber 26.5 SOB.

The watch went through complete service in June 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with snap-on case back. High-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished to Omega factory specs.
  • 33 mm (without crown) / 40 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original unsigned steel crown.
  • Replacement plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with small seconds
    • Cal.26.5 SOB signed "Omega Swiss"
    • Rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, 18000 A/h and 37 hours of power-reserve. No shock protection.
    • Serial number: 8927197
    • Fully serviced in June 2018

    Dial:

    • Untouched original gilt black dial in excellent condition
    • Scratch in the middle section of the dial
    • The dial might have had luminous numerals in the past
    • Signed "Omega" at 12 o'clock.
    • Original golden hands

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with our handmade VintageCaliber.com strap and generic steel buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.