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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 13

Time Computer III Omega, Ref. 196.0045. Made in 1974. Fine, digital, horizontal rectangular, yellow gold-capped stainless steel quartz wristwatch with red LED display for the time and date, and a gold-capped articulated bar-link bracelet with deployant clasp. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, pushers in the band, central hooded lugs, stainless steel back. D. Ruby-colored mineral glass, displaying the LED hours, minutes, seconds and date by pressing the pusher on the right. M. Cal. 1602, quartz, five functions, frequency: 32 768 Hz, accuracy: 5 seconds a month. Dial, case, and movement signed. Dim. 38 x 40 mm.

USD 800 - 1,300

EUR 600 - 1,000 / CHF 900 - 1,500

Sold: USD 600


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Interestingly enough, the watches of the Time Computer line were classified as Constellations. Four versions were created, called Time Computer I, II, III and IV, and were advertised from 1972 until 1975. This is an example of the third model of that line featuring, in addition to the time, the date and month indication that had been previously lacking on the first generation. For a similar example see Omega, A Journey through Time, by Marco Richon, p. 377