1950 Omega Ref.3950 Big Cioccolatone

Beautiful and rare timepiece by Omega made specially for the French market in the early 1950-s. It features oversize stainless steel case with unusual shape of lugs and mixed sating and high-polished finishing along with precise automatic (bumper-type) caliber.

Full service in January 2016.

Manufacturer: Omega, Switzerland & France
Model: n/a
Reference: 3950
Type: Automatic dress watch
Year of production: ca.1953
Case type: 2-body, with snap-back, mixed satin and mirror finishing. Case is made in France by Omega.
Case material: Stainless steel
Case measurement: 33 mm x 33 mm (without crown and lugs)
Case serial number: 6746440
Case back: Snap-back, signed with Omega logo and serial number inside and 'Automatique Stainless Steel' on the outer side of the caseback.
Crown/pushers: Steel fluted crown signed with Omega logo
Crystal: Hesalite
Movement type: Automatic bumper movement
Movement model: Cal.342 signed 'Omega Watch Co Swiss', 17 jewels, gold plated, 42 hours of power reserve, 19800 A/h.
Movement serial number: 12366086
Dial: Beautiful half-glossy dial in light creamy-white color.The dial is decorated with applied silver hour markers, applied Omega logo at 12 o'clock, signed 'Omega Automatic' at 12 o'clock. Signed 'Swiss Made' at 6 o'clock. Seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock.
Hands: Dauphine silver hours and minutes hands. Silver small seconds hand.
Case condition: 0 (unworn) to 1 (mint). Professionally restored, showing no trace of use.
Movement condition: 1 (mint) to 2 (fine) professionally serviced in January 2016, only original parts. Adjusted and keeps good time. All functions work properly.
Dial/hands condition: Beautifully and precisely refinished dial. Original untouched hands.
Overall condition: 1 (mint)
Delivery set: The watch comes with brand-new leather strap and generic steel buckle. Along 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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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.

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.