Vintage Omega Geneve Ref.136.0099 c.1972.

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The Watch

Omega first began applying "Genève" to the dials of their dressier 30mm watches in 1953. This was in honor of their 30mm calibre that set records at the Geneva Observatory. By 1967 the name began to be applied to models throughout Omega's range, such as the Omega Dynamic, that were produced in large volumes.


Today's example dates to 1972 and offers exactly what we love from Omegas in this period. In numbers that continue to amaze us, Omega offered the market a simple, reliable, and timelessly designed watch over and over again in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1931, one of Omega's mottos has been, "Omega – Exact time for life," and while there are so many great examples of that coming to fruition, few are better than this watch we have here today. 

Powered by an absolute workhorse movement during this period, the Omega caliber 1030, this watch is rarely going to let down the wearer.


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The Specs

Age: c.1972.
Reference: 136.0099.
Movement: Manual Wind with Sweep Seconds and Date Wheel.
Calibre: 1030.
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Fully Serviced May 2023.
Dial: Original Omega Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 35mm/37.3mm End to End: 41.3mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Original Omega crystal.
Crown: Original Signed Omega Crown. 
Strap/Bracelet: New 18mm Brown Genuine Leather Strap with Stainless Steel buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Very Clean Example. 
- Date Wheel.
- Simplicity at its best.
-Fully Serviced Movement.

Nitty Gritty:
- Some minor age related marks to Case.

Overall the Genève is in smashing Vintage condition.
The Dial is in a lovely condition.
Steel Case is in very good nick.
The caseback is nice, it has some scratches.
The Crown is signed Omega and is original.
Crystal is signed Omega and is original.
Hands are in nice order.