OMEGA 1600 TC1 TIME COMPUTER LED 1973

Omega "Time Computer I" aka TC1  is the first LED watch ever available for sales in Europe. Unfortunately Omega never entered into the research field of digital watches and subcontracted LED watches to fill  the gap in their portfolio. Omega TC's are based on Pulsar technology and contain late P2 modules that can be easily transplanted from corresponding cheaper Pulsars and Hamiltons. Even the cases were American made by Star Watch Case Company with the same magnetic-button Pulsar concept, identical caseback and ring. In other words... all magnet-set Omega LED watches are genuine Pulsars with Omega logo :) Battery spacers can be used the same way as in Pulsar modules to accomodate modern 357 batteries.

 

 

Omega modules are generic Pulsars with cosmetic upgrades so it is common to find a Pulsar  or Hamilton module in a TC1. "Genuine" Omega modules have a printed logo and goldplated calibre+serial number plate (plaque). These are fixed with glue and usually missing but they significantly increase the value as a complete set. The TC1 was available in a limited edition solid gold and heavy 80 micron yellow or whitegoldfill of which the latter is often mistaken for stainless steel (the steel bracelet ref.1203/211 slightly differs in color from the WGF case). A few box versions can be found depending on the country of sale as boxes were usually subcontracted locally to save on costs. European boxes will usually be the generic red but the American style should be a wood-like plastic clamshell. Finding a perfect match with box and papers is extremely difficult!

 

 

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Keywords: omega led, omega digital, omega time computer

Market value: 300-1200$ (condition, box)

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