ORIGINAL 1970S RETRO WATCH
TITUS TUNING FORK REF 16JL26
High grade watch and cutting edge technology of its time . Based around Bullova's Accutron system of using a tuning fork that is vibrated by electro magnets and the vibrations are used as a power source for the watch mechanical parts . The movement is a Mosaba ESA 9162 which is also used by Omega , IWC , Eterna , Tissot , Zenith , Certina , Baume and Rado as well as others . Circa 1969 to 1976 . The Omega is one of the most sought after and the best name you can get with this movement .
Serious collectors out there will notice this is named Titus on the dial but is identical in every respect apart from the dial , to a model by Omega. In fact is the same watch but marketed under a different name. Titus bought all of Omegas old stock at some time in the 1970s and this is borne out by even the crystal still having the Omega symbol in the middle and the bracelet end bit with Omega ref number 672 . It is extremely accurate and allowed Omega to market theirs with a chronometer badge.
Swiss made , fantastic build quality, hewed out of solid stainless steel for the case and bracelet. This model is brand new and old stock that has been in storage since the 1970s . Any marks will be gained through storage and pretty negligible .Time is shown on a sunken dial in pinstriped black and sporting chrome/white batons and a quick set date. It is running perfectly , holding time and you can here the classic Accutron humming when you put it to your ear. This watch has been recently serviced and ready to wear
Top case to bottom 42mm , side to side ( without crown ) 40mm , thickness ( crystal to back cover ) 14mm .Price £375 + Postage