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How to Care for your Vintage Watch

Care of your Vintage watch Interest in vintage timepieces has reached an all-time high. Some people become enamored by the watches’ stories; others seek the unique look and feel of a watch that has aged naturally over many decades. In this blog I will go over some of the most commonly asked questions about how to care for your vintage watch. Water Resistance, Magnetism and Shock resistance Many people don’t.. Read More

Overhaul an Omega Seamaster Cosmic

In this blog post, I will go over the steps for an overhaul of an Omega Seamaster Cosmic that I just purchased. The watch arrived to me in need of an overhaul and it also had a broken oscillating weight axel.  After much searching, I found the axel and started on the repair. Picture of the movement before disassembly. Very nice movement model #565. In overall great condition. Oscillating weight.. Read More

Rolex Sports Sponsorship

Rolex watch company is one of the biggest sponsors of sports in the world. We are right in the middle of summer and sports are in full swing, I thought it would be interesting to go over the variety of sports that Rolex is involved in. Tennis Rolex is a major sponsor in 3 major tournaments in the world of Tennis.  Wimbledon, The Australian Open and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters… Read More

Omega Constellation

The Omega Constellation watch was once the flagship in the Omega collection. This particular family within their collection dates back to 1952. The first Omega Constellation models had bumper movements and distinctive diamond shaped hour markers.  The Dauphin hands were used till the late 1960s. After a few years, around 1955, the Omega caliber 354 bumper movement with chronometer rating was replaced by the caliber 50x series. This movement had.. Read More

James Bond’s Omega Watches – Omega Seamaster Pro & Planet Ocean

The Omega Seamster’s history begins with its release in 1948. Throughout its history, the OMEGA Seamaster is best known for its role as the trusted watch of 007 agent James Bond. The Seamaster was originally designed, however, to accompany sailors in their marine adventures.  It was modeled after the OMEGA Marine, which was the brand’s first water-resistant watch. The watch’s luminescent arms and markers make it highly visible underwater and.. Read More

Omega Seamaster 30 and Seamaster DeVille

The Omega Seamaster range was created in 1948, the first Omega Seamaster 30 wasn’t introduced until 1962. The “30” in the model name refers not to the depth of water resistance, but instead to the size of the movement. Omega’s 30mm hand-wound movements proved exceedingly popular and were produced in large quantity in the mid twentieth century, ending with Calibre 269. The first Seamaster 30 watches used Calibre 286 (created.. Read More

Vintage Omega Seamaster Divers Watches

Launched in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary, the OMEGA Seamaster line is the oldest in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a watch for “town, sea and country”. The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements.. Read More

About the Omega Watch Company

Over the next few weeks, I will do a series of blog posts on Omega watches, both old and new.  I thought before we get started, that we should go over a bit of history of this fine Swiss Company. The Omega Watch Company was founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt in La Chaux­de ­Fonds, Switzerland. “Omega” is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and, by some, is used to symbolize.. Read More

What is an Atomic Watch?

An atomic watch is a wristwatch that is radio­-controlled to keep the most accurate time on earth. An atomic watch never needs to have its time or date set/adjusted because it receives a low ­frequency radio signal each night that keeps it perfectly synchronized with the US atomic clock in Colorado. The watch’s built ­in antenna searches once a day for the 60 kHz radio signal emitted from Ft. Collins and decodes the signal.. Read More

What is an Atomic Clock?

Accurate timekeeping supports much of our modern world. Global positioning systems, for example, need to be accurate to within about a billionth of a second in order to keep users from getting lost. Satellites for these systems rely on high precision measurements coming from atomic clocks at the U.S. Naval Observatory. GPS are also used for synchronizing digital networks like cell phones and the NTP servers needed to maintain the internet. An atomic clock.. Read More