ORIGINAL 1970S RETRO WATCH
OMEGA CONSTELATION ELECTRO QUARTZ F8192 Hz - REF 16JL13
A treat for all omega lovers - 1970s watch using the latest electronic technology and cutting edge of its time. Omega made only two different models with the seriously rare Beta 21 movement . Also fitted to no less than IWC , Longines Patek Philippe and Rolex so it is in good company . The movement makes a low humming noise much like Bulovas Accutron and uses similar technology to the tuning fork module . Vibrations are caused by small electro magnets and the vibrations are used as the power source for the watches mechanical parts. It was extremely accurate and the beta 21 set a new record in 1969 with deviation of 0.004 seconds per day .
Swiss made , fantastic build quality, hewed out of solid stainless steel . A very large and heavy watch . This model is a fine example and in great used condition . Time is shown on a sunken dial in silver with chrome hour batons and a date window unusually at 6 . The glass crystal is totally scratch free . Case and bracelet are free from any heavy dings or deep scratches and nothing really worth a mention . Please see pictures for full condition
Running perfectly and holding time within a second or so each day having just been serviced by the famous Dr Peter Wenzig . The date gets hung up on the 4th of each month and would need advancing manually but hardly a chore . Fits up to a 7.5" wrist and large dimensions all round on this serious man's retro watch. This watch is a real investment and such a rare piece that you are unlikely to find one anywhere else .
Top case to bottom 44mm , side to side ( without crown ) 37mm , thickness ( crystal to back cover ) 11.5mm Price £1025