Vintage Military Watch Via Omega Restoration

July 9, 2018 at 6:45 am

Omega continues to contribute to the retro design trends with a faithful restoration of a 1913 chronograph used by military aviators during the First World War. This reproduction is officially titled the Wrist-Chronograph Limited Edition, which will fetch up to CHF 120,000 or US $120,972 on the market.

These military-issue wrist watches first originated based on the impracticality of pocket watches during combat. These wrist-worn watches became the predominant timekeeping devices used by military personnel in the 20th century. While initially viewed as feminine, the advance of consistent wrist watches became more adaptable for use in field work, military environments, aviators, and divers. Omega was among the pioneers of this growing watch trend.

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