The dials looks unrefurbished under the loupe but may have been restored 20 years ago. It has slight patina. The crystal is in immaculate, scratch-free, condition. The case has some signs of wear. Please consider the pictures as well as the age of the watch. The crystal needed to be swapped in the last service.
Last service in 2019. The watch movement runs perfectly and all functions work perfectly as well.
Chronograph with Hand Winding Movement
Cream colored dial
Stainless Steel Case
Genuine Omega Crown
38 mm diameter (w/o crown)
|Caliber||Omega cal 33.3 Chronograph 37mm 38mm Vintage Steel Calatrava|
|Reference number|| similar to ck 2393|
Hand-crafted, Italian, Vintage Leather Strap (retail price 70 Euro)
Splash Water Resistant (handwashing ok, not showering)
|Years of Construction|
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
The cal. 33,3, which Omega manufactured in a run of close to 20 years, serves as the predecessor of one of the most revered watch movements of all time, namely the Omega cal. 321, the movement that famously powered the Moonwatch. The connection to one of the most famous chronograph calibers of all time certainly makes the cal. 33,3 interesting from a collecting standpoint. Another reason is the relative scarcity of the movement: In the entire production run of the cal. 33.3., only 13 700 are believed to have been produced. The cal. 33,3 is a large movement. It can trace its lineage directly to its pocketwatch predecessors of the past and, at 37.5mm, the 33,3 references dwarfed other contemporary chronographs, which generally measured 34-35mm. To this day, due to their complicated dials in conjunction with their size, cal. 33,3 watches have a remarkable wrist presence. This example has it all: an expansive, cream-colored dial with a printed telemeter scale in blue with km units (allows the wearer to approximately gauge the distance between the user and an event that can be both seen and heard) and a set of blued and elegantly-tapered syringe-style hands that complement the color scheme of the dial. The font used is classically Art Nouveau, with open 6 and 9. With the strong push toward sub-40mm wristwatches gaining traction year by year, it is very likely that this modern classic will continue to grow in value, even after its strong price appreciation already.
The last service of this model was in 2019. A service invoice over 1170 Euro is sold along with the watch.