LCD watches only really hit the UK market in 1977, so to have one of these Omega LCD watches in 1978 would have made you one of the coolest people around.


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being produced in 1978.


The Calibre 1616 movement is working well, including the light activated by the lower left pusher (which is as dull as they always were!)  The top right pusher means you can choose between having constant seconds or having the date showing, and there is an adjuster button that needs to be depressed using a pen – this is how you adjust the time.  Back in 1978 you would have expected to adjust the time on your watch weekly, and the cutting edge technology of first LED and then LCD would have seemed like a massive leap forward.  The cost of an Omega LCD will have been considerably more than a mechanical watch.  The c.1616 movement always shows the time in the 24hr method – if you prefer an AM/PM display then you will need to try and find the c.1615.

The watch is all working well.  The stainless bracelet is a well chosen later replacement and has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.  The stainless steel case has just the lightest of marks, and the glass is generally good with just a small scratch to the right of the display window.  In some angles you can also see a scratch at the bottom left of the glass.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with pushers  36.3 mm

Width without pushers  33.8 mm

Between lugs  20 mm

Lug to lug length  38.6 mm

Case Thickness  7.6 mm

Bracelet maximum length  206 mm

All sizes are approximate

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.