Model: Omega FIFA “Referee’s Watch”
Reference: ST 11003
Movement: Lemania 5100
Case diameter without crown: 43 mm
Bracelet/Strap: original Omega steel bracelet
Service-history: unknown, running well and all functions in working order
What you should know: never been sold to the public, accessable tot the FIFA staff only, very nice condition and slightly polished
OMEGA FIFA Ref. ST 11003
Here we have beautiful OMEGA FIFA Ref. ST 11003, a wonderful example of a rare and unique 70s timepiece. The speciality of this watch is that it has never been sold to the public. These watches were accessable to the FIFA staff only. It got the nickname “Referee’s Watch”, since most of them were given to FIFA referees at that time. The beautiful vintage watch comes with a case in great condition. Dating back to 1970s, this classic model measures 43 mm. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is allover in clean condition with alomst no signs of use. The simple Omega-logo alongside the indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The dial features 2 subregister. The crown is original with the appropriate Omega-logo. This vintage watch is powered by a Lemania 5100, running strong and keeping time well. The same movement is mounted on Seamaster and Speedmaster Holy Grail. The watch comes with an original steel-bracelet in nice condition. This Omega FIFA Ref. ST 11003 features everything you would be looking for in a vintage chronograph. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling, and a great reference to FIFA and the football world.
Omega was founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Louis Brandt. Out of this small watch manufacture grew a large company: In 1894, the famous 19-ligne pocket watch movement was developed and named “Omega”. Omega, as the final letter of the Greek alphabet, stands for the ultimate level in perfection and quality. In the 1930 the company entered into collaboration with the S.S.I.H. (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère). Out of this collaboration the Swatch Group developed. Today, Omega is the flagship of this huge company. In 1932, Omega entered its partnership with the Olympics which continues till today. When in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished the first moon landing there were equipped by Omega with the Speedmaster, and this so-called „Moonwatch“ is still regarded as one of the most significant watches in history.
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There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
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