Omega, "Dynamic Automatic", Chronograph, Ref. 175.0310. Made in the 1990s. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round-button chronograph, register and a stainless steel Omega link bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1571/871).
Case: Two-body, brushed, concave lugs, stepped bezel, screwed-down case back and crown, sapphire crystal.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30- minute register. Luminous white lozenge hands.
Movement: Cal. 1138, rhodium-plated, 41 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, hack mechanism.
Dial, case and movement signed.
Diameter: 38mm Thickness: 13mm Length bracelet: 182 mm
The Omega Dynamic Chronograph was introduced in 1997. The brainchild of Jean-Claude Biver who wanted an entry level Chronograph in the Omega product lineup. The watch was inspired by Omega rich history of military watches but also Car Racing. The watch was a commercial failure because of his size, the absence of a date, and lack of Marketing. It marked the Departure of JC Biver from the Swatch group. Later Omega would release the colorful Racing Speedmaster as entry level chronograph and with Michael Schumacher as the ambassador.
The Omega Dynamic Chronograph has a unique brushed finished using a micro-blasting technique which gives it a very attractive modern look. The absence of a date and the very readable black dial in a 38mm case has much appeal today. This is an austere watch with a great look.
At this price point and given the level of finish on the case and bracelet, we would consider this a bargain in the World of Omega Chronograph. A great looking chronograph with a reliable movement from a Great Swiss watchmaker.