From our friends at Foundwell Vintage: "The Memomatic was the only alarm watch produced in 1970s that offered minute by minute setting. If you wanted to be on time for a meeting at 20 past three precisely in the afternoon, your memomatic wrist alarm could remind you with an exactitude unavailable in other wrist alarms such as the Vulcain Cricket or the Jaeger le Coultre Memovox.
The barrel shaped Memomatic case was the longest-living of all the Memomatic models remaining in the Omega catalogue from 1969 to 1979 and is notable in a numbers of ways: superb case design, ground-breaking functional features and amazing dials that remain appealing to the contemporary eye.
Around 35,000 pieces were produced over four models, and Memomatics have risen steeply in value over the last couple of years but still an undervalued alarm wrist watch, it was the first of many watch to have the self-winding alarm and winding time functions operate with one barrel.
This example has the orange and grey dial, which is sporty and. very different looking to any other alarm watch produced by the other alarm watch makers at the time. The present example is an early example, dating form 1969, making it one of the first to come out to f the factory. The condition overall is excellent and is a good size, large by the standards of the time. a great watch with a fun talking point that is bound to turn heads if the alarm function is utlilized."