Vintage Omega Spider Lugs 2608-5 1951


1951 was the year Ferrari introduced the 340 America Vignale Spyder. With its Aurelio Lampredi V12 and coachwork made by Carrozzeria Vignale, it was an incredibly elegant model with specifications to match the imposing exterior look of the car. Around the same time, Omega introduced this “2608-5”. Not a V12 sports car, but a 35.5 mm automatic watch. Like the Ferrari though, it matches a beautiful exterior with impressive features from under the bonnet. This watch of around 70 years old is powered by the Omega cal. 283, which was developed by Omega to be antimagnetic and originally had a power reserve of about 45 hours. It makes the lumed syringe hands move smoothly over the lemon dial.
Both the lume on the hands and the dial have developed a nice patina – giving the watch a warm, genuinely vintage look. The patina is offset beautifully by the Arabic indexes that, although slightly less popping because of the patina, prevent the watch from looking too “antique” by giving it some youthful vibes. The lugs complement this look, with their distinct look. Fancy lugs for a fancy watch.

What we love:
-Original crown
-Beautiful spider lugs
-Fully serviced

What you should know:
-The crystal is not Omega signed

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Amazing spider lugs
A rare dial layout

Checked on all functions and works perfectly


Stainless steel case-back


Serviced acrylic crystal

vintage omega 2608-5 watch from 1951 with spider lugs


Original Omega signed crown


Original Omega signed caliber 283 movement


Omega is one of the most iconic Swiss luxury watchmakers currently around. Based in Bienne, Switzerland and founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. Omega was formally known as “La Generale Watch Co.” until incorporating the name Omega in 1903, when they became Louis Brandt et Frère – Omega Watch & Co. In 1982, the company officially changed its name to Omega SA.

Notable lovers of Omega watches:

Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the U.S. Army in 1918. Omega watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. In addition, Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932. James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, include Buzz Aldrin, George Clooney, John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong and Elvis Presley.

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