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Why We Love It
On a daily basis, we are inundated with requests for our suggestions on finding the "perfect" vintage dress watch.
There are of course a multitude of possibilities when considering fine men's timepieces from the past century, but our criteria always remains consistent: A proper dress watch should be thin, unobtrusive, and feature a simple dial layout without unnecessary complication or clutter.
The "jumbo" Reference 2506-4 has it all, combining elegant looks with a redoubtable movement. This 38mm dress watch is all dial, featuring lovely steel feuille hands with applied Arabic indices.
While the Speedmaster remains perhaps Omega's most notable model, the brand produced beautiful dress watches throughout the late 1940s and 1950s. Many of these watches repurposed movements developed during World War II, such as the Calibre 30T2. Though the cases are thin, at 38mm they please the tastes of modern collectors, and are an enduring testament to the timelessness of these post-War wristwatches.
As Europe entered into the post-WW2 recovery period, the Swiss watch industry began its transition back to producing fine timepieces after years of fulfilling defense contracts. In keeping with the austere designs of the military watches of the 1940s, the clean lines and ornamentation of the Art Deco style faded away to a more utilitarian aesthetic inspired by military timepieces. This resulted in beautifully clean and understated watches to suit the tastes of returning G.I.’s.
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Stainless steel case is approximately 38mm (excluding crown). Omega reference 2506-4. Circa 1947.
Overall Condition: Case is in excellent condition with sharp lugs, showing lights signs of wear consistent with age and use. Non-luminous silver dial is in great condition with even patina. Non-luminous 'feuille' handset. Unsigned crown.
Includes 19mm Analog/Shift Caramel leather strap.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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