One of the lost Lines…
Omega has four main watch families today that are well known to everyone interested in the brand: Seamaster, Speedmaster, Constellation and De Ville. Each of these already has quite a legacy. Through the years, though, there have been other highly regarded watches that were in lines whose time came and went. They perfectly represented their eras and worthy of attention. In their time, they were brilliant expressions of one of the strongest watch brands the world has ever known. They continue to fascinate collectors and watch experts around the world.
Omega Dynamic Newspaper Advert
First created for the Prix de Ville de Genève in 1965 the line was launched to the public in 1968, the Dynamic line lived up to its name. The elliptical case shape was conceived to work with the anatomy of the wrist. The crown was integrated into the case so that it would not disturb the aerodynamic flow of the line of the watch. The design of the dial was consistent with the clean functional aspects of the watch.
The straps, made in one piece from a porous synthetic material called Corfam, had “breathing holes” and were widened near the case for a secure hold on the wrist. A watch’s owner could easily change the Corfam straps and metal bracelets with a key that came with the watch.
The Omega Dynamic line appeared in catalogues in three different decades. Each generation was designed to attract new young customers to the brand and the first two generations in particular more than achieved that goal.
Our particular Dynamic, a first generation model, has a manual wind movement with the quick set date function. The date is set by pulling out the winder “two clicks” which jumps the date forwards.
The case and winder are in excellent “original” condition. They have not been polished and the case retains its adoucissage, or “tree bark” like texture and pin sharp edges.
The face is equally up to muster, with its brushed silver radial dial with Navy Blue roundel; it is an unblemished Bulls-Eye! Although there were twenty-four colour combinations available, it was the Navy Blue and brushed silver rings that were Omega’s choice for many of its contemporary adverts.
The hands, black and white baton style for the hours and minutes and a beautiful light blue second hand are also in great condition.
The armoured Hesalite crystal appears to be original too. Certainly it’s an original Omega crystal as it has the Omega “Happy Feet” logo embossed into it, dead centre, above the spindle for the hands.
The case back, engraved with “Tool 107” indicating the correct back removal tool that should be used, has a few scratches but all commensurate with its age. Someone has taken care.
One of the unique features of the Dynamic was its strap. It was designed to be easily interchangeable and was held in place utilising a “faux” back retaining ring. “Faux” because the Dynamic utilises a “monocoque” or one piece case design with the movement loaded from the front. This eliminates one weakness of any waterproof watch, one less place for it to get in!
The strap on our watch is an original signed Omega Corfam strap. It is in well used, but again, solid condition. It is a dark navy blue which complements the watch perfectly; it retains the original buckle too. We are also including a new bright blue Leather replacement strap to freshen up its overall look if you wished.
You won’t find a more comfortable vintage watch than this!
Ref: Omega Museum