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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER, REFERENCE 2998-6 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1962

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  • Omega
  • SPEEDMASTER, REFERENCE 2998-6 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH MADE IN 1962
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewelsMovement number: 18'645'549 Case: stainless steel, screw-down back Closure: unsigned black calfskin strap with unsigned stainless steel pin buckle Dimensions: 39mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Omega Extract from the Archives confirming delivery to the United Kingdom in 1962

Catalogue Note

When the ref CK 2998 was introduced in 1959, there were many successive changes made to the case design that were distinctive to its predecessors. The black acrylic bezel was introduced as well as noticeable changes to the hands. However, there were numerous much more subtle changes to come over the four following years, which are less easily identifiable, and that might only be differentiated by the length of the hands for example, or the scale on the bezel, with each modification only defined by the number after the hyphen in the reference number inscribed on the inside of the case back. 
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