OMEGA Constellation Electroquartz Ref. 196.005 f8192Hz Beta 21
Model: Constellation Chronometer f8192Hz
Movement: beta 21
Case diameter without crown: 38 x 44 mm
Bracelet/Strap: original Omega steel bracelet
Servicehistory: unknown, running well and keeping time
What you should know: beta 21 high frequency movement, fantastic blue dial, allover beautiful condition
OMEGA Consellation Electroquartz Ref. 196.005 f8192Hz
8192 beats per second. 8192 beats per second! These numbers sound incredible. Here we have beautiful OMEGA Constellation Ref. 196.005, a nice example of a cool 70s watchdesign. This beautiful WRISTCLASSIC comes with a crisp case in good condition with sharp edges. Dating back to 1970s, this classic model measures 38 mm. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is in perfect condition with no signs of use and a fantastic blue color. The simple red Omega-logo alongside the indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The date is set at 6 o´clock with a stunning red date wheel, completing the symmetry in the line with the red Omega logo. The crown is original. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by a stunning f8192Hz Beta 21 elctroquartz movement, running strong and keeping time well. The watch comes with an original Omega stainless stell bracelet. This Omega f8192hz is the perfect 1970s watch, looking chunky it still wears really comfortable. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, a famous movement and in great condition - perfect for everyday wear.
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Omega was founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Louis Brandt. Out of this small watch manufacture grew a large company: In 1894, the famous 19-ligne pocket watch movement was developed and named “Omega”. Omega, as the final letter of the Greek alphabet, stands for the ultimate level in perfection and quality. In the 1930 the company entered into collaboration with the S.S.I.H. (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère). Out of this collaboration the Swatch Group developed. Today, Omega is the flagship of this huge company. In 1932, Omega entered its partnership with the Olympics which continues till today. When in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished the first moon landing there were equipped by Omega with the Speedmaster, and this so-called „Moonwatch“ is still regarded as one of the most significant watches in history.
Why buying a vintage watch?
There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.