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Perhaps the biggest and one of the rarest models bearing 30T2-family caliber by Omega. While most of the watches offered by Omega back in the late 40s and the early 50s measured up to 35 mm and those which measured 38 mm are now considered as "jumbo", the reference 2808-1 measures 40 mm without a crown! Nevertheless, thanks to plain and elegant lugs it does wear comfortably and doesn't feel too big. This particular piece is notable for excellent overall condition and a pretty clean dial showing moderate aging - yet not disturbing but expressing certain vintage charm.
Professionally serviced in March 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.
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:
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.
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.