This f300 is the original model, reference 198.001, and is humming away nicely.


From the serial number on the watch movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1972.


The 300 referenced in the Omega f300 refers to the Hertz (Hz) frequency this watch runs at.  Mechanical watches are often quoted at running at 18,000, 21,600, 28,800 or even 36,000 bph (beats per hour).  The faster the beat, the smoother the second hand as a general rule.  A high beat watch, such as a Zenith el Primero, runs at 36,000 bph, which converts to 5Hz.  The Omega f300 runs at 300Hz, so on these electronic watches the second hand is incredibly smooth.

The movement is marked Omega 1250, which is heavily based on the ESA9162.  The most common issue on these is the date stick, as the calendar wheel become brittle with time.  This watch has had a new calendar wheel fitted, so that is not an issue here and is not likely to be in the future.  The dial is good, with just a speck of dirt near 43.  The case has a few small marks, but is very presentable and unpolished.  Both crown and crystal are signed.  Everything is working as it should.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  38.1 mm

Width without crown  36.4 mm

Between lugs  19 mm

Lug to lug length  41.7 mm

Case Thickness  10.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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