Omega “bullhead” Chronograph

This is an absolutely swell watch re issued from omega this year. Its a great funky looking watch with one of their new coaxial movements in. I love the vintage look of many of these watches being issued lately, but this one is one of the most interesting to look at, I especially like the red stitching and lettering and the racing strap.  Re blogged from Hodinkee:

The late 60s were an exciting time for Omega. The Constellation line was in full stride, the Speedmaster was heading into space, and the Seamaster Bullhead was finding love in a growing sea of sporty chronograph fans. More than 40 years later, the Speedmaster is still on top of its game and the Constellation is… well it’s still here (though a far cry from the 561s of the 60s). The Bullhead however, was been but a faint memory, only discussed within the nerdiest of WIS “watch idiot savant” circles (you know who you are). That’s about to change though, thanks to a faithful re-issue of the 1969 Bullhead Chronograph unveiled in Basel this year.

 

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Fans of the original Seamaster Bullhead will be happy to discover all the charm of the symmetrical case and dial has remained in the re-issue. The sizable crown sits at 12 o’clock high on the case, flanked on each side by the chronograph actuators (hence the “Bullhead” moniker). A second crown hangs at 6 ‘clock, controlling the internal rotating bezel. The case as a whole nails the feeling of the original, save for a few details. The crowns are quite contemporary in their design, and the thickness of the case has grown considerably since the original. But let’s face it, if you’re looking for a slim watch, you’re in the wrong ballpark if you’re looking at this.

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The dial design captures the strengths of the original, defined by a well spaced bezel and stacked sub dials at 12 and 6 o’clock for timing and seconds display. The painted Omega logo has been moved from its 9 o’clock position on the original to 12 o’clock, being replaced by some Seamaster signage. The date remains at 3 o’clock, along with the label “co-axial  chronometer.” The surface of the dial is marked with a generously spaced waffle or stipple pattern.

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Inside the new Omega Bullhead watches (there are 3 variants) is the Omega caliber 3113, though you can’t see it through the stamped case back. Pricing will start at 8,000 CHF and you can expect to see the watch at retailers late this year. Check out Omega

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