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Omega Chronostop Watch with Racing dial in grey, sports batons on a black leather band, circa 1965

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CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS/INFO. Omega Chronostop Watch with Racing dial in grey, sports batons on a  black leather band, circa 1965.  Serviced, all orginal, fabulous collectable watch.

This Original Omega Chronostop Watch uses the calibre 865 movement that was made exclusively for the Chronostop and not used in any other Omega watch. It was released in the late 1960s as an attempt to capture a younger, enthusiasts market.  It was not as formal as the Seamaster nor as functional / professional as the Speedmaster.  

Omega Chronostop Watch with Racing dial in grey, sports batons on a  black leather band, circa 1965.  Serviced, all orginal, fabulous collectable watch.  Limited time introductory price.

This Original Omega Chronostop Watch uses the calibre 865 movement that was made exclusively for the Chronostop and not used in any other Omega watch. It was released in the late 1960s as an attempt to capture a younger, enthusiasts market.  It was not as formal as the Seamaster nor as functional / professional as the Speedmaster.  

The Drivers version came with a long metal deployment clasp that Omega intended for people to use an ID bracelet. The Chronostop wasn't designed to be a real chronograph, it was really more of a stop watch that was used to time laps for drivers and frequently used by Nurses and Doctors to time heart rates.

The Drivers version is worn under the wrist and is without a doubt the most sought after version of the Chronostop, as it represents a rare attempt by Omega to completely change how a wrist watch is worn, even if it was done one model at a time. 

The Drivers Chronostop was not a terrible idea by any means, the unique 12 o'clock at 3 o'clock design did allow for very easy viewing when the wearer's hand was on the steering wheel.  In fact, the design was so novel, a prototype of the Drivers Chronograph (with the crown at 3 o'clock) won honorable mention in the Sports Chronograph and Watches category at the 1966 Montreal World's Fair. The traditional Chronostop can be found fairly easily and fairly inexpensively, while the Drivers version is more of a hot commodity, for obvious reasons.

Ref: Hodinkee.com 

 

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Metal Stainless Steel
Stone Type None
Condition Good
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