1955 Omega Ref.2608 "Grasshopper"

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A very well-preserved and rare timepiece by Omega. The present reference 2608 shares shape of the lugs with the reference 2603 nicknamed "grasshopper". The only difference is the size - the 2608 is a bit smaller and measures 36 mm without the crown. The movement inside is a rare antimagnetic execution of the famous Cal.30T2 - manual-winding caliber 283. This particular watch is notable for its' attractive mint dial and excellent overall condition.

Professionally serviced in June 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. Satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Professionally polished. Showing no traces of use.
  • 36 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original signed crown
  • Service plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding with small seconds hand
    • Cal.283 signed ‘Omega’.17 jewels, 18000 A/h and 43 hours of power-reserve. Antimagnetic. Incabloc shock protection. 
    • Serial number: 14961244
    • Excellent condition. Professionally serviced in June 2018.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original silver dial in very good condition. Showing minor aging of the outer edge
    • Beveled gilt hour markers.
    • Signed "Omega" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock. 
    • Original golden hands in outstanding condition.

    Collections: Watches

    Category: Omega


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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.

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