Lot 810A (The Watches Auction, 2nd July 2019)
Sold for £600
Caseback has not been opened in house
Very good condition overall
Scratch to caseback, light wear otherwise
Dirt/dust to dial
Strap very good, clasp working, small scratches
Ticking at present
Hands can be set
Lacking box and papers
RARE: GENTLEMAN'S OMEGA GENEVE CHRONOSTOP 'DRIVER' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH,
calibre 865, serial no. 25835264, the round black dial with applied stainless steel baton hour markers, white black pencil hands, outer seconds hand in white, orange centre seconds hand, 37mm case set horizontally to the strap and with crown and start stop pusher to the top, on a rare mesh bracelet strap with signed Omega foldover clasp, the clasp with space for note of the wearer's blood group, lacking box and papers, with service box, last serviced November 2018 by Martins of Glasgow, with two year service guarantee, with replaced parts present including glass and crown, to worn on the inside of wrist, Note: the Chronostop Driver watch first hit the market in 1966 and was aimed at the rally drivers and navigators. Rally driving and racing in general increased hugely in popularity during that decade and many significant watch brands sought to capture that sector of potential buyers.
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