OMEGA Megaquartz Genevé 1970s Daydate NOS
Model: Omega Quartz Daydate
Movement: cal. 1310, Megaquartz 32Khz
Case diameter without crown: 39 mm
Bracelet/Strap: original Omega steel bracelet
Servicehistory: battery recently changed, running well and keeping time
What you have to know: fantastic condition, NOS, rare dial configuration
OMEGA Quarty Genevé 1973 Daydate
Here we have beautiful OMEGA Quartz, a wonderful example of a cool 70s watchdesign. This beautiful WRISTCLASSIC comes with a crisp case in good vintage condition with sharp edges. Dating back to 1973, this classic model measures 39 mm. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is allover in clean condition with no signs of use and a rare configuration. Most of the Ref. 196.0030 you will find have the Megaquartz written on the dial, however, this example comes with a dial configuration saying only "Quartz". The simple Omega-logo alongside the indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The day-date is set at 3 o´clock. The crown is original. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by an Omega Megaquartz-movement 1310, running strong and keeping time well. The watch comes with an original Omega stainless steel bracelet. This Omega 196.0030 is the perfect 1970s watch, with a slightly chunky look and a comfortable wear. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling, and in great condition perfect for everyday wear.
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.