Omega Geneve Chronostop Mens Vintage Cal 865 1969 steel Red leather grey dial watch


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Omega Geneve Chronostop Mens Vintage Cal 865 1969 steel Red leather watch

1. Rare vintage Omega watch at very good price ✅
2. Nice original condition ✅
3. Super Fast Dispatch - receive within 1-2 days ✅
4. Stunning looking movement using caliber 865 ✅
5. Recently Serviced +12 month warranty ✅

The seconds hand sweeps around nicely. It's Mechanical (Hand-Winding) and working perfectly.

Please be realistic with condition and do not expect new. Please study the photos but overall superb original good condition for used / vintage dating back to the 1969.

The original black strap and buckle are well used so we have added a new red strap which gives this a modern twist.

The watch has all original parts and the dial is nice grey colour. A daily hand wind will be required if you are using daily.

The vintage Omega market is very strong at the moment and this makes it an solid investment especially as these will only get rarer as the years go by. Perhaps a great watch to pass onto a son / grandson one day.

Some Background on this rare model

The Chronostop was well-regarded within the watch industry: the watch won the 1967 Honor Prize for “Chronographs and Sport Watches” in the competition sponsored by the Swiss Watchmaking Federation to boost creativity.

The Chronostop also took the first prize for Industrial Aesthetics at the Utrecht Spring Fair in 1968.

To be honest, the Chronostop is not the most functional chronograph ever made, but at least it is fun to use. The second hand for the stopwatch is started by pressing the single pusher, then pressed again and held to freeze the hand and read the seconds. Release the pusher and the hand fly back to 12 o’clock zero.

Unlike conventional chronographs that record seconds, minutes, and hours with two or three subdials, the Chronostop was designed to be used for short interval timing - less than one minute - with a central hand for seconds and a single pusher.

Despite the limitations of the Chronostop, some people found a good use for the specialized stopwatch: doctors and nurses used the timer to take patients’ pulses, and engineers and technicians working with production lines found the feature to be handy.

Omega released the Chronostop in 1966. Originally intended to be part of the Seamaster collection, the Chronostop was transferred to the Geneve collection in 1967 as a lower-priced chronograph watch for younger buyers.

Case Width: 34mm
Dial: Grey
Metal: Stainless steel case
Year: 1969
Movement: Mechanical Hand Winding Calibre 865
Serial Number: 28092524
Band / Strap: 18mm Red Leather
Box: Yes, New

Delivery is super fast:
UK Buyers: Receive 1 working day (Special Delivery Royal Mail)
EU Buyers: Receive 2 working days (DHL)
Worldwide buyers: Receive 2-4 working days (DHL)

The reasons why Omega vintage watches are good to buy:

1. Value/Investment. They hold their value brilliantly and should actually increase in value over the next few years as they become rarer and rarer. Buying a brand new watch is like a car, as soon as it leaves the premises the prices drops by at least 20%. A vintage watch in this condition and serviced by a Omega specialist is very difficult to find.
2. Stealth Wealth. A leading American news commentator wrote an article regarding "Stealth wealth" - where this watch type is purchased by gentleman who tend to purchase things that are discrete and very sophisticated. Basically a subtle way to show off the exquisiteness of good taste.

Fine Watch Club are used Watch Dealers based in Norwich, England. We are selling some top notch gents & ladies wristwatches. Have a look. We have excellent feedback / testimonials and are trusted members of all the large used watch selling platforms.

To drum up interest we are shipping Worldwide for this one. We can dispatch within 24 hours of payment being received. You will receive very fast.

Any questions drop us a mail.

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