1970s Omega Speedsonic F300hz
Brand - Omega
Model - Speedsonic
Reference - 188.0002
Case materiel - Stainless steel
Movement - Manual ESA 9210 Omega Tuning Fork
Diameter - 42mm
Thickness - 15mm
Lug to Lug - 44mm
Lug - 22mm
Accessories - Steel Omega bracelet
Dating from around 1973 this gorgeous and rare blue dial Omega Speedsonic with F300hz 'tuning fork" movement was licensed by Bulova Watch Company. At that time Bulova were producing their Accutron line, most notably their Space View brand. These Omega were chronometer certified and have the signature liquid smooth seconds sweep which is mesmerizing to see.
This watch was launched during the quartze crisis of the 1970s and was a bold move for Omega. Their design and the popularity of the Speedmaster and the 50th anniversary just gone are all contributing factors to the rise in value of these amazing watches. This one is no exception, and a seldom seen example at a fair price.
The case on this large 43mm Omega is just spectacular and still has the brushed unpolished finish evident.
The watch comes on a later 1162 bracelet with Omega clasp in good condition.