Omega Patek-like dial from 1950 in steel


This 33mm. 1950 OMEGA from retailer in the U.K. CH MOODY & SON is an uncommon find. This U.K. jeweler is still operating and selling watches since 1883. See here. There is usually a premium added when we find a watch with a retailer’s name added to the dial. This dial is truly special, because it is a rarely-seen, all ORIGINAL and PATEK-PHILIPPE-like with its sunken dot markers. It has marks, but really looks subtle, vintage and fine on the wrist. Notice the large sub-seconds. I think the steel, polished Dauphine hands were replaced at some time-it may be your project to find original hands, but I do like the look of these. The original steel OMEGA case is “Calatrava-like” (also uncommonly found) with simple polished bezel, lugs and Dennisson (original) contract snap-back. The OMEGA winding crown is signed. This manual winding OMEGA movement is accurate after being cleaned. If you want the look of a Patek…here it is. I found myself wearing this watch all week.