Bullhead Watches always fascinated me and wanted to get my hand on one of these classics,Thanks to my dear friend John Matthew who has been visiting Goa for the last 32 years and always finds treasures for us.
Thank you John this ones for you mate.
Lets take you back to the 1970s
The Omega Bullhead was introduced in 1969 as part of the Chronostop range, it was marketed as drivers / rally watch and was nicknamed the “Bullhead” because of the configuration of the winding crown being located at 12 o’clock with the chronograph pushers on either side.
The calibre 930 was introduced Seamaster Bullhead and De-Ville models. The watch was produced by Omega SA watches as a twin register chronograph with date in stainless steel models and gold plated models. The movement was manual wind and was an evolution of the calibre 27 CHRO used as part of the wider Omega range but with date function
The movement was an evolution of Omega’s 27 CHRO range and formed part of the wider 861 family of watches, developed from the 320 and 321 series. The movement was manual wind with date.
The Omega De-Ville calibre 930 with twin side-by-side chronograph in stainless steel or gold plated cases. The watch was marketed as a dress chronograph with silver, black or gold dial configurations. The winding crown was located at the traditional three o’clock position with over and under chronograph pushers.
The Bullhead variation of the calibre 930 movement was also produced branded by Bucherer and Lemania as well a Richard Chronograph. There was also a non date variation produced by Lemania without the internal rotating bezel as well as a composite cased model produced by Tissot as part of their Sidereal range.
The calibre 930 was relatively short lived and was not originally popular. At the time of introduction quartz watch technology such as the Omega Electroquartz was taking off and there was already a significantly established line of Omega chronographs which was complimented in the early 1970s
The Bullhead variation of the calibre 930 is now a very desirable watch and highly sought after by collectors because of its relatively short lived life span (produced for one year only in 1969) and interesting case design and dial configuration.
The watch was reintroduced in to the Omega range in 2014 utilizing a new coaxial Chronometer movement but remaining true to the original design.
Not only Swiss but Japanese companies like Citizen and Seiko also had Bullheads among their line of watches of the time.
Grab one guys there are not many available.Once a classic always a Classic
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