1961 Omega Geneve (Ref. 2903-61) Cal. 268 "Crosshair Dial"
While Omega is best known for its Seamaster and Speedmaster lines, there are plenty of other tertiary offerings that the brand has released over the years that deserve their fair share of recognition.
The collection of watches released under the Geneve moniker certainly fall into that bucket. Created both as an homage to Omega's Geneva-based craftsmen and to celebrate the records set by their watches at the Geneva Observatory, the name "Geneve" first began appearing on Omega watches in the early '50s. Ultimately, the Geneve-branded watches became known for deftly blending the technical precision Omega was known for—particularly by using the same high-quality movements found in the Seamaster and Dynamic lines—with slightly more modern design cues targeted at a younger generation.
Case in point, this Ref. 2903-61, which features the fantastic, manually-wound cal. 268 movement, a perfectly proportioned case, and a shimmery silver "crosshair" dial with running seconds subdial.
Despite being over 60 years old, it's as cool and timeless as ever.
|2pc Leather Strap W/ Omega Tang Buckle
The stainless steel case appears to have been very gently polished in the past and the case retains excellent dimensions with crisp geometry and honest signs of light use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is in wonderful condition showing light signs of use. The case retains its original "Omega" signed crown. The unadorned case back is clean with minor signs of wear. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc leather strap with an Omega signed stainless steel tang buckle
The non-luminous silver dial with applied logo and double crosshair design has achieved a beautiful warm patina that makes for a handsome vintage aesthetic. The rectangular hour markers offer a stylish and minimalist design. The original Dauphine hands show light age and are in overall excellent condition.
None. The watch is running and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.