Supplied and co signed by Prestons Timer Division, this decimal stop watch from Omega would likely be used for time and motion studies.


We can put this at circa 1974, judging by the materials and styling used.  English referee Jack Taylor used an Omega stop watch in the 1974 World Cup Final, which had similar styling.


The movement is badge Omega 8300, but the Maltese cross under the balance shows it was made for Omega by Lemania, as were most of Omega’s stopwatches.  The decimal dial shows 1/100ths of a minute, which is mainly used for improving the speed of manufacturing processes.  You start the stop watch by sliding the button at 90, and can instantly reset by pushing the crown inwards.  To pause the stop watch slide the button at 90, as shown in the video.  The case has a matt finish on the rear and a black bezel, both of which show some signs of use.  The dark red centre of the dial is more unusual than you normally find, but perfect for the seventies look.  Prestons timer division of Bolton were one of the countries top stop watch suppliers, and we have to remember that stop watches were essential equipment before we did everything on our phones.

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

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of and should not be used without permission.


Width with crown  64.7 mm

Width without crown  51.1 mm

Case Thickness  16.3 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.