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Omega Electronic f300Hz 198.0033, 1973

Omega Electronic f300Hz 198.0033, 1973

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An attractive Omega Electronic f300Hz 198.0033 from circa 1973. This stunning gold plated Omega Chronometer is powered by the fascinating calibre 1260 electronic tuning fork movement.

The Omega calibre 1260, is based on the ESA (Ebauches S.A) 9164. Originally designed by Max Hetzel the movement began production in 1972 and was used by several other brands including Baume et Mercier, Longines, Eterna, Tissot, etc. The Omega cal 1260 differs from the ESA 9164 in that it has copper-plated plates vs the ESA-supplied nickel-plated plates.

In all honesty, we have a love/hate relationship with electronic tuning fork movements. We find them fascinating and they mark an important moment in horological history. However, when it comes to servicing them only a handful of watchmakers work on them and the costs can be significant (relative to normal trade prices for other Omega movements of the same period).

Case in point, this one cost us £250 pounds for its service. That said, it's good money spent and if you're considering buying a watch with an electronic tuning fork movement make sure it's been fully serviced by a reputable specialist and not just "inspected" or had its battery changed!

Movement aside, this Omega Geneve f300Hz benefits from a stunning, mint condition dial. It's signed Omega Electronic f 300 Hz Geneve Chronometer. Now, for the eagle-eyed among you, you will note the reference 198.0033 is normally associated with a "De Ville" signed dial. It is possible that the dial on this watch may have been switched to a Geneve dial (albeit still with an authentic Omega f 300 Hz dial). That said, it's also possible that it is totally original to the watch. During the 1960s and '70s, Omega produced watches under the same reference number that were sold with dials belonging to separate collections (e.g. Seamaster and Geneve).

An important part of horological history packaged in a timeless design.

We've fallen in love with the look of this watch and are sure you will too! Yes, it's more than other f300 Hz watches available but it's unlikely cheaper priced ones have been properly serviced and you'll end up paying significantly more to fix things when they inevitably go wrong. Why risk it when you can get a professionally serviced example in stunning condition!

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Key Information

Omega Electronic f300Hz 198.0033, 1973

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Omega
  • Model: f300Hz
  • Ref.: 198.0033
  • Year: 1973
  • SKU: 1592

Technical:

  • Movement Calibre: 1260
  • Movement Type: Tuning Fork
  • Case Size: 35mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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