Omega Bumper 1950
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About this watch
This exceptionally elegant and stylish 1950 Omega Bumper is a really fine example of a luxury dress watch. Sporting silver bar hour and minute markers, silver dauphin hands, with a sole arabic numeral at 12 ‘o’ clock, it’s not only eye catching, but a highly collectible and rare piece.
With a 17-jewel calibre 342 automatic movement, it beats at 19,800 beats per hour (5.5 per second) and has Incabloc shock protection, and has a 33mm diameter original case and crown.
We have fitted the watch with a new crocodile brown strap, which is in keeping with the overall aesthetic of the watch.
A little history: the ‘Bumper’ in the title refers to the type of automatic winding movement used by Omega in many of their models from 1930 to the 1950s, a movement where the weighted hammer to wind the mainspring on reaching the end of its traveling distance bumps into a spring and stops. The 330 calibre movement was the first self-winding mechanism to be offered by Omega, designed by Charles Perregaux, it has since been considered to be one of the most reliable and accurate movements that Omega produced.