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What is the Omega Constellation Megaquartz 2400?

This was the 1500 calibre series watches generally known as the Omega Constellation Megaquartz 2400. The 1500 calibre watches were seen in two variations – the 1510 f2.4MHz Constellation Megaquartz and the 1511-1516 Constellation Megaquartz Marine Chronometer.

What is the most expensive Omega watch in the 1970s?

It was part of the Constellation Megaquartz collection that was Omega’s most expensive collection of watches in the mid-1970s. The idea behind the Megaquartz Caliber 1500 series was to come up with the most accurate quartz movement ever produced. Caliber 1500 was introduced in 1970, and its successors were used for the Constellation Megaquartz.

What is it about Omega’s constellations?

The Constellation Manhattan is Omega’s biggest icon introduced in the 1980s. But it’s also one of the few introduced in the “decade of decadence”. The seventies is where the true magic of vintage Omega design is for me. Enter another healthy obsession.

Is Omega’s Genève the future?

Could it be that when Omega experimented with its playful, lower-priced, fashion-led Genve range, it was inadvertently reaching towards a future that wasn’t quite ready to be born? Maybe the truth is simpler. As George Bamford more succinctly put it: “Omega watches from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s?

What is the Omega 1500?

This was the 1500 calibre series watches generally known as the Omega Constellation Megaquartz 2400. The 1500 calibre watches were seen in two variations – the 1510 f2.4MHz Constellation Megaquartz and the 1511-1516 Constellation Megaquartz Marine Chronometer. It is generally accepted that the 1510 iteration had a claimed production run …

How much is a 1510 dress watch?

It was erroneously presumed that the 1510 dress watch was inferior in performance to the 1511/1516 Marine Chronometer and that was reinforced by the price difference quoted in the USA catalogues with the 1510 being priced at $500-$1450 and the 1516 being priced at $1850, this was purely marketing.

How many pieces are in a 1510?

The ‘Journey Through Time’ book lists the 1511 at 1000 pieces and the 1516 at 8000 (9000 listed but presumed 1000 retained for spares) neither of those figures appear to be correct.

What is the most accurate non-thermocompensating watch?

The Megaquartz 2400 is the most accurate non-thermocompensating watch ever made. And over 45 years later it still holds that title.

When was the elephant chronometer made?

These early prototypes were shown at Basel in 1970 in base calibre 1500 colloquially called the elephant and the calibre was refined and the movement re-cased and produced for sale in 1972 in the more compact 1510 calibre and later in 1974 in the marine chronometer configuration 1511 and the later 1516.

How many watches were made in the 1510?

It is generally accepted that the 1510 iteration had a claimed production run of approximately 1000 watches.

What has the author tried to do in establishing the true heritage of this watch?

What the author has tried to do in establishing the true heritage of this watch, is to sift through many many hundreds of documents, archives, explanations, descriptions, commentaries, images, movement numbers and watches to come to what is effectively a consensus …..and thus this study should never be used dogmatically.

What is the Omega Seamaster Cosmic 2000?

This particular watch has been one of the watches on Stevie’s Instagram that catches my eye every time. This particular Cosmic 2000 was available with a GMT or divers ’ bezel, and as you can see, Stevie’s has a GMT-bezel.

What caliber is the Seamaster Mariner?

The Seamaster Mariner is powered by the Omega Caliber 1310 Megaquartz movement that can be operated with the crown, and the two pushers that almost sink into the side of the case, hardly intruding upon the overall case design. The Seamaster Mariner can be found for reasonable prices, depending on the condition.

What is the Omega Caliber 1045?

The reason for this chunky profile is the Omega Caliber 1045, essentially a Lemania 5100 movement fine-tuned to Omega’s specifications. It’s an automatic chronograph with central second and minute counters, a day-date complication, and a 24-hour indicator. The watch was available with either a matte black dial or the stunning charcoal-blue sunburst dial you see in the pictures. On top of that, Omega produced the Speedmaster TV Dial with the integrated bar-bracelet you see in the pictures and a link bracelet. While I prefer the latter for its looks, the Bar bracelet has withstood the test of time better in terms of quality.

How much does a Speedmaster TV dial cost?

And when you find one, expect to pay serious cash for one. Where you would be able to find one for a reasonable price, currently they are starting at around 4k. Want one in great condition? Expect to pay even more. But when you do pay the cash for the Speedmaster TV Dial, you will own a truly unique Speedmaster. And a unique member of the Speedmaster family.

How hard is it to find a Constellation Megaquartz?

Finding a Constellation Megaquartz is not that difficult, but finding one in decent working condition is tough. Finding one with an aventurine dial is extremely tough as the production numbers were low (1,000–2,000 pieces of the Constellation Megaquartz altogether), and plenty of the aventurine dials cracked along the way. And once you have found one, the chances are that it needs some work done. To give you an idea, Stevie’s watch needed a complete restoration that included laser welding the case and a new date wheel. But as you can see, it’s all worth it because that dial is simply magnificent.

How big is the Seamaster Mariner watch?

But many more subtle curvy lines make sure the watch is a joy to wear. At 38.6mm, the Seamaster Mariner is still pretty up to date with today’s standards. The uniquely shaped bezel with its four big screws and the “quartz” plate add more drama to the aesthetic. Add the minimalist looking stainless steel bracelet, and this is an absolute winner.

What was the first Omega watch?

The first watch on our list is the Omega Seamaster Mariner MK1 ref. ST 396.0840 that was introduced in 1976. This bold watch was Omega’s top of the bill quartz watch along with the second generation of the Omega Marine Chronometer. Both watches were marketed as high-end sports watches, and seeing their designs, they fit the category that Genta kickstarted in 1972 with the Royal Oak.