An original Omega Ladymatic, when a new Ladymatic will cost over £4,000 in steel – and this one has a 9k gold case and bracelet.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we know this was made in 1962, but the hallmark for London 1963 shows it was assayed then. The paperwork shows it was sold in July 1964, so we would say 1963 for date of production and 1964 for date of sale. Either year is valid for a birth year watch.
The Ladymatic was one of the first automatic watches available for women, first being launched in 1955. More recently Omega have relaunched this model name with a 34mm case, which would have been considered a mans size back in 1964 when this was sold. As well as the original guarantee with matching serial number, we also have some service history for the watch and even the original insurance policy certificate, also dated for July 1964. Condition wise, this was is good. The bracelet is flat and hallmarked, but it is important to measure your wrist carefully because this bracelet could not easily be extended. The bracelet is made by DS&S, an Omega supplier who replaced the standard strap in 1971 (we have the letter, stating a special price of £8!). The case is made by Omega themselves. The in house calibre 611 movement has 24 jewelled bearings, and is adjusted to two positions. That is an awful lot to fit into a small watch movement, and it is also quite slim – the automatic movement mechanism usually bolts onto the back of a manual wind movement, increasing the depth of the watch noticeably. This Omega is slim enough to be graceful.
This watch will be supplied with the original papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 19.6 mm
Width without crown 18.0 mm
Between lugs n/a
Lug to lug length 17.5 mm
Case Thickness mm
Bracelet maximum length 155 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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