"Railroad dial" vintage Omega de Ville

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    "Railroad dial" vintage Omega de Ville

    Hi guys,

    I really love the style of the dial on the piece in this eBay auction: OMEGA DE VILLE AUTOMATIC WATCH 1970'S HIGHWAY DIAL | eBay

    I was wondering if the gurus on the forum could give me an official name for this dial, style of watch, or perhaps some movement calibers, or anything really that could help me positively ID the watch and maybe look out for such pieces for sale in the future.

    Thanks very much!

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    Re: "Railroad dial" vintage Omega de Ville

    Quote Originally Posted by freakonut View Post
    Hi guys,

    I really love the style of the dial on the piece in this eBay auction: OMEGA DE VILLE AUTOMATIC WATCH 1970'S HIGHWAY DIAL | eBay

    I was wondering if the gurus on the forum could give me an official name for this dial, style of watch, or perhaps some movement calibers, or anything really that could help me positively ID the watch and maybe look out for such pieces for sale in the future.

    Thanks very much!
    It is not a railroad dial... railroad dials have several criteria this fails to meet.

    Rather this is a Bauhaus or minimalist style dial. A number of vendors have made them over the years. Some German brands seem to specialize in them.

    The seller identifies the calibre. It looks like a nice example though the steel gears of the winding mechanism show oxidation. This indicates water intrusion at some point in the watches life. But it still could be a good movement.

    I hope that helps...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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