Not previously a chronograph guy but since starting to wear a Casio (World Timer, A500W) recently I’ve found myself timing heaps of stuff.
The lack of a date was one of the main turn-offs but since I now turn everything into a time trial I thought I’d torture myself by seeing what good-looking chronos out there have a date. The recent Hodinkee Heur collab looks great but sold out immediately and is beyond my pricerange anyway. The triple-calendar Speedmaster is too ridiculous (and also out of my pricerange).
Then I came across this De Ville from 1969/70: ref 146.017 (again, located beyond my fiscal capacity).
(not my photos, not my watch)
A while ago when I worked for the Swatch Group one of my roles was organising the vintage (or new and high-end) watches’ repair in Switzerland or Germany. Saw a lot of cool stuff but never came across this reference or cal. 930.
Omega clearly busy in the late 60s and not afraid to take a punt - rejigging the 861 then retooling to produce the 930 for what I think was only a couple of years. Same with the 920 in the Chronostop. Heady times in Bienne.