1995 Omega Dynamic Chronograph (Ref. 175.0310)
Is it a Speedmaster? Nope. Seamaster? Nope again.
When it comes to Omega watches, it's usually one of those two model lines or nothing at all. But in this case, it's a little of both rolled into its own unique package.
To be clear, the Dynamic part of its name is actually the name of a sort of sub-line that Omega initially debuted in 1968 with a watch simply called the Omega Dynamic. A second Dynamic was released over a decade and a half later, in 1984. Then, another decade or so after that, we got the final installment of the Dynamic line – the Dynamic Chronograph.
With a design heavily inspired by the RAF-issued Omega watches from the '50s, unique-for-Omega Arabic numerals at every hour, and an Omega Calibre 1108 movement (based on an ETA 2890A2), it was like some sort of hybrid between a vintage pilot watch and a Speedmaster Reduced. It was also a bit of a misfit for the brand, which probably explains its relatively short lifespan. In fact, according to some estimates, only 8,000 of these third-gen Dynamics ever saw the light of day.
Being a misfit means that this incredible ref. 175.0310, with its fantastic patinated numerals, Speedmaster-style bracelet, and almost contrarian design is not only a helluva find but also something that would make for an excellent addition to any collection.
|Omega 1571 / 871 Bracelet
The stainless steel bracelet has been gently polished in the past but is still in great condition with strong, beveled lugs. It retains its original Omega-signed crown and two pump pushers. The case back is extremely clean with only the Omega name etched into it. The original Omega 1571 / 871 bracelet retains 22-links with no stretch and will fit up to 7 3/4 inch wrist.
The matte black dial shows minimal age and is a simple backdrop for a whole lot of unique design cues. It starts with the heavily patinated Arabic hour numerals, which have aged to a deep yellow patina. Then there's the outer minute track with its white markings and yellow numerals. Moving inward, we see two tonal subregisters with white markings, the left of which also has a yellow hand. And speaking of hands, the pilot gauge-style hour and minute hands are also patinated with a light green lume, combined with a bright yellow seconds hand.
None. Watch is functioning perfectly and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.