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Re: FS: Omega Genève Megaquartz 32khz Day Date Ref. 196.003


: For sale is an Omega Genève Megaquartz Day Date. Ref. 196.0033 and
: serial no. 39972057 which dates it to 1975.


: At the end of the 1960s, the Swiss watchmaking industry had to deal
: with the imminent arrival of quartz watches, which are more
: precise and more practical on a daily basis. The world of
: traditional mechanical watchmaking was under threat. A formation
: of 21 companies was created to develop the Swiss watch of the
: future. These Swiss manufacturers that took part in the project
: were Rolex, Longines, Patek Philippe and Omega to name a few.
: This Omega Genève Megaquartz is the result of this
: extraordinary collaboration.
: This particular example of the classic Genève Megaquartz model
: from the mid-seventies is in overall excellent condition. We are
: fortunate to be able to offer you a 100% original version.
: Please read the condition report carefully and refer to the
: high-resolution pictures to help you assess the overall
: condition of the watch.
: MODEL / REFERENCE: Omega Genève Megaquartz Day Date. Ref. 196.0033
: and a serial no. 39972057 which dates it to 1975.
: DIAL+HANDS: The dial is a pristine, brushed gunmetal grey color
: with a sunburst effect under direct light. The applied Omega
: emblem is framed in a sunken red aperture at 12 o’clock, which
: adds a touch of character and color contrast to the dial,
: further adding to the charm of the watch.
: From the text at the center to the minutes track, the white
: printing on the dial is very sharp and perfectly preserved.
: The day and date windows are proportionately positioned at 3
: o’clock. They are crisp and the discs are clean. The day
: indication text is written in German.
: The applied hour markers are in mint condition and set with intact
: Tritium plots that start to take a creamy yellow patina.
: The graceful paddle hands are luminous and are correct to the
: watch. They’re in mint condition and The Tritium has aged at
: the same rate as the hour lume plots, taking the same warm
: color. The needle seconds hand is black with a white tip. 
: CRYSTAL: This timepiece comes with its original domed acrylic
: crystal which is in excellent condition, displaying a couple of
: very subtle hairline scratches. The Omega logo etched at the
: center is still evident.
: MOVEMENT: Hidden under the caseback, the watch is animated by an
: electronic calibre 1310, with 8 jewels and a beat frequency of
: 32,768Hz. This was Omega’s first
: in-house quartz movement which was produced over the course
: of five years.  
: Featuring a controlled stepper motor, a sweep seconds hand and a
: hacking function for precise time setting.
: There’s a pusher button at 2 o’clock that moves the sweep
: seconds hand a few seconds ahead each time it’s pushed in. The
: 4 o’clock pusher button advances the date with each press.
: The first crown pull sets the hour hand only. The Second pull sets
: time with both minute and hour hands.
: The movement has been inspected recently and a new battery has been
: fitted. The Watch is excellent working order and running strong.
: CASE: This watch boasts substantial proportions at 39mm in diameter
: and 45mm lug to lug. The stainless steel case feels and compares
: favorably with any modern-day counterpart. Add to that, the
: rather unusual tonneau shape was manufactured by none other than
: the prolific Hugenin Fréres, famous for the incredible quality
: of their cases which are often seen on Speedmasters and
: Constellations.
: From the original satin tops and sides finish to the polished razor
: sharp bevels in between, this watch has been well taken care of,
: as the case is in overall very good condition. We can closely
: see some minor hairline scratches throughout, however, no major
: scuffs or nicks given the age of the watch.
: The bezel is sloped with a polished finish and is in beautiful
: condition.
: CASEBACK: The screw down stainless steel caseback has 6 notches
: and is in very good condition, showing some light scratches
: throughout. It preserves its factory finish, embossed with a
: very prominent medallion at the center displaying the Omega
: logo.
: The inner caseback bears the right stamps for the period such as
: the Huguenin Frères hallmark, and case reference numbers.
: CROWN: The original crown is signed with the Omega logo at the
: center and functions flawlessly. The two pusher buttons
: surrounding the crown are correct as well, conceived to
: quisckset the date and the other button advances the seconds
: hand.
: BRACELET: The watch comes with its original Omega 1236/218
: integrated bracelet in full length. Just like the case, the
: bracelet is in an amazing condition and still retains its satin
: finish with minimal stretch and very light scratches throughout.
: The folding clasp is signed with the Omega logo, while the
: inside is stamped with the correct Omega nomenclature such as
: the logo and reference numbers. 
: ACCESSORIES: ChronoScope Safficano Leather roll
: Developed at great expense by Omega in the late 60’s and early
: 70’s, the Omega Megaquartz watches are extremely accurate and
: have a dedicated following with some models commanding very
: large sums. This all-original specimen combines a signed Dial,
: crystal, crown, caseback, movement and clasp. That is why this
: watch ticks all our boxes.
: The price is 1,380 CHF (Swiss Franc) or best reasonable offer plus
: shipping at actual cost. Low ball offers will be politely
: ignored.
: Watch and I are in Switzerland.
: Feel free to ask questions, I will be glad to answer.
: WARRANTY: We guarantee the authenticity of the watch. We also
: provide a 12 months guarantee for the correct function of this
: vintage timepiece.  All guarantees are subject to the General
: Terms and conditions.


: Please feel free to ask questions, we will be glad to answer.
: Virtual or face-to-face viewing is available by appointment.

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