Omega doesn't have to be the ultimate, official and consistent show for the sport of the military railway system. and divers take a look at one of the Omegas that will become Official of the British Royal Flying Corps and the American Navy
By 1931, most of the data was collected in a watchdog at the Geneva Observatory. Chrono control system that keeps time as normal as other watches ...
It features a dark design that uses two automatic weights to give the watch directional control, once again improving performance, an innovation that remains standard today.
One such event from 1930 to 1940 is considered to be the dawn of today's Omega watches.
The first commercially verified dive watch on the market, the Marine was introduced in 1932. It featured a patented double-sided cork to protect against water and elements. of various hardware
They allow the watch to be worn on the wrist. While wearing a wetsuit and was tested in Lake Geneva at a depth of 73 metres. Five years later, their Omega diver is completely waterproof at a depth of 135 metres.
Only the military's waterproof properties have been available in the recent past. But Omega's magnetic attack and defense watches still made the watch controllable during this time of war...
The Medicus wristwatch is a starting point with a compass in this respect. And more importantly, it was highly readable. This watch became a favorite of nurses who helped with matters of sailing...
The military watch was inspired by the post-war design of the original Seamaster from 1948 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. But it's so water efficient that the only criticism is the most obvious. that
A military watch inspired by post-war design, the original Seamaster was introduced in 1948 to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. But it is also resistant to extreme temperatures.
To test it, this watch was strapped to the fuselage of an airplane traveling from Amsterdam to Canada via the polar route in 1956. Even though it was exposed to the elements for nine hours, it kept good time.
This test marks the start of the product line launch. Omega's 1957 “tool watches”: Seamaster 300 (marine), Speedmaster (aerial) and Railmaster (land)
As previously mentioned, the Seamaster is Omega's answer to scuba diving. They increase their ability to withstand constant pressure. and even dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 10,928 meters
Omega was the first diver's watch to shift emphasis from the hour hand to the minute hand to accommodate the diver's mindset. They also increase in size and bright colors for ease of viewing.
Railmaster is designed for the railroad industry to resist magnetic forces. This isn't something you hear often from watches. And you might be wondering why this is important.
The answer is that magnets affect the accuracy of watches. The original Railmaster was effective at more than 1,000 gauss (gauss is a unit of magnetic induction).
This is increasingly important in modern society. Because we're now surrounded by smartphones, microwaves, tablets, and other wireless technology, the Railmaster has become Omega's version of a field watch.
In 2013, Omega created a new watch mechanism that can withstand magnetic forces of more than 15,000 gauss.
Instead of relying on a protective inner case, watches like the Railmaster and Seamaster Aqua Terra use non-ferrous metal mechanisms that resist magnetic forces. The new watch has a sapphire crystal case back. So you can see the inner workings.
The last tool watch created by Omega, the Speedmaster, is notable for its importance to NASA and even the Russian Space Agency. Because it is the only watch that can pass the strict requirements for keeping time in space.
Wally Shirra wore his personal Omega with chronograph and tachymeter functions on the Mercury Sigma 7 mission in 1962. After the Omega became the official watch of NASA, it was worn on every space mission.