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1948 Omega Ref.2256 Jumbo 14k Rose Gold

Fantastic near-NOS timepiece by Omega. Made in 1948 this watch was trully huge for its' era - 38 mm without crown. Even after almost 70 years this elegant watch maintained not only wearable size, but also pristine near-NOS condition. It is apparently an ultimate example of cal.30T2 in rose gold, don't miss it!

The watch went through complete service in October 2016.

Manufacturer: Omega SA, Switzerland
Model: n/a
Reference: 2256
Type: Manual-winding wristwatch
Year of production: ca.1948
Case type: 3-body, with snap-on caseback, high polished finishing.
Case material: 14k Rose gold
Case measurement: 38 mm (without crown) / 45 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
Case serial number: 10853212
Case back: Snap-back, signed "Omega Fab.Suisse - Swiss Made", with serial number and Swiss gold hallmarks on the inner side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Rose gold fluted crown, signed with Omega logo.
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement type: Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand
Movement model: Cal.30T2SCPC signed ‘Omega’.17 jewels, 18000 A/h and 43 hours of power-reserve. Incabloc shock protection.
Movement serial number: 11256352
Dial: Silverish dial decorated with black printed minutes/seconds track on the outer perimeter of the dial, printed golden (glossy) Arabic numerals, signed ‘Omega’ and with black printed Omega logo at 12 o’clock. 
Hands: Original rose gold hour and minute hands, blue steel sweep seconds hand.
Case condition: 1(mint) and mint condition with sharp hallmarks. Professionally polished, showing no signs of use or wear. 
Movement condition: 1 (mint), serviced, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. Serviced in October 2016.
Dial/hands condition: 1 (mint), untouched original dial in immaculate condition.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with Hirsch leather strap and generic gold-plated buckle. It comes also with our company’s warranty certificate, general terms and conditions of sale, our company’s box. 
Warranty: 1 year technical warranty

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Measuring a watch

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.