Click to EnlargeDuring the 60s and 70s, few brands made more interesting or cooler watches than Omega.  At the time, many considered the brand to be premier sport timepiece manufacture in the world, a grade above Heuer (who really focused primarily on motorsports and not much else) and on the same page as Rolex – who was was (and still is) limited by a narrow product width.  Omega took risks, and they made a lot of watches.  That eventually hurt them when they started going a little too heavy into quartz and lower end automatics (which they are now trying to reverse with the introduction of their own in-house, high-end pieces).  But, the fact remains that 40 years ago, Omega was probably the coolest watch company around.

In this picture, you see some of the great watches that made Omega such a fan favorite, including the perennial Speedmaster Professional, but also early Seamasters, the PloProf (designed by Jacques Cousteau!), the Flightmaster, a Bullhead, a Speedsonic Lobster, the Seamaster Chrono-Quartz, the Time Computer III (best name for a watch EVER) and quite a few more.  We highly recommend clicking the image above to see this amazing vintage Omega collection in all its glory.

(Pic via Flickr / Hat Tip to Mr. Timothy Barber)