Sold - Omega Vintage Chronograph Calibre 321 Reference 2279-2 Circa 1942 - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant
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This is a beautiful and rare Omega 321 vintage chronograph reference 2279-2 from approximately 1942 and represents one of the earliest examples of what was to become a legendary movement for Omega. This vintage watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant. We have included pictures of its disassembly and assembly and from those you can see that even under the covers, this watch is in extraordinary condition. The dial-side of the movement still shows its beautiful starburst finish as shown in the pictures. The case features its original factory edges and correct finish, very rare to find for a watch of this age. The dial, with its multiple array of coordinated telemetre colors, is beautiful. We did not refinish the dial on this watch; however, it was likely refinished at some point in the past. Its Fab Suisse Technical Dial is similar to other Omega 2279-2 dials we have seen.
Manual Wind, Chronograph
35mm excluding crown
New ZRC leather watch strap, made in France. Regular length.
We estimate the watch was manufactured in 1942 based on manufacturer serial numbers and watch design.
Fully Serviced by ClockSavant Fully disassembled, old and worn parts replaced or repaired, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.
In superb condition for its age. Case has only a few of the typical scratches and dings that are common to watches of this age and add to its character.
Comprehensive ClockSavant Testing. Performance measurement results for this watch are provided below.
14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
North Carolina residents will pay sales tax
ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches.
Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.