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Omega Caliber 1863 Complete Guide

Omega Caliber 1863 Complete Guide

The Omega caliber 1863 is a hand-wound movement that beats at a frequency of 21600 and has a power reserve of 48 hours. As its base, it uses the Omega caliber 1861.

The caliber has a chronograph and displays Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds. The caliber has 18 jewels and a power reserve of 48 hours.

The Omega caliber 1863 is the successor of the Omega caliber 863 which was based on Lemania’s caliber 1873. Omega used the caliber 863 until 1996 in its watches.

Omega caliber 1863

The 1863 is still quite similar to the predecessor but the 1863 has been slightly modified as it has a rhodium finish and had 1 added jewel.

The 1863 can be seen as Omega’s premium version of the 1861. Because in terms of construction, they are identical, but it has received a higher finish and decoration, including things such as a rhodanised finish and higher quality components. 

Omega used the caliber 1863 for the sapphire crystal version of the Speedmaster reference 311.30.42.30.13.001 amongst others. Omega also uses the caliber 1863 for the Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich reference 311.30.42.30.01.006.

Omega caliber 1863

This meant that it was fitted in a watch with a see-through casebook, which is part of the reason it was important that the movement is well-decorated.

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