Omega Gent's Watch
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
At analog/shift, we believe that style is in execution, not accouterments; understatement versus overreach.
It is this definition of style that so often thrills us about vintage watches of the post-war era. In the years following the Second World War, major Swiss manufactures were dusting themselves off and beginning to reposition themselves for a new global market, transitioning away from the fulfillment of defense contracts and back to designing and building elegant timepieces for general consumption and civilian use.
But the war left it's mark.
The precious metals and ornate Art Deco styling of the pre-war years gave way to simpler, more industrial executions that echoed the soldier's and pilot's watches that were built during the conflict. The result was a gorgeous new expression that melded simple, industrial production with understated dial and hand designs.
This particular watch, hailing from the early 1950s, is a near doppelgänger of the mil-spec watches that Omega was producing during the war. Simple and spartan, the matte dial and the angled lugs give this watch a sense of presence without making it seem fragile or dainty. And while 'jumbo' 38mm cases were just beginning to be the rage, this watch, with it's 35mm figure is in-keeping with the war-time expectation of small, svelte pieces designed as practical tools.
In a condition that shows lovely authentic aging, this Omega is a gem, a true survivor. And with military-issue Omegas getting a lot of collector attention, this gent's piece is great way to get the feel of a wartime Omega without the price tag of one.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Omega Gent's Watch