Alright, so you can’t wear them on your wrist, nor will they give you the time of day. But these stopwatches are pretty cool nonetheless. One was just sold by Bonhams London prior to the Goodwood Revival, and the other will be for sale in their November auction. Other than being Omega stopwatches, the two don’t have much in common – but each is cool in its own way.
First up, we’ve got a 1973 split second stopwatch in a fitted case with pushers. We spotted it at Goodwood, where it was being delivered to the new owner so a member of his team could use it for timing at the Revival. The case’s extended pusher system is impressive in it’s low-tech appeal, and you can just imagine some guy in a racing suit sitting track-side with this thing around his neck in the 70s. Hammer price on this piece was £850, so just over £1000 after premium and fees.