Today's offering showcases this pleasing 1960's Omega Seamaster with original "beads of rice" bracelet.
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 565 movement used in Seamasters from the era, and one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. It has 24 jewels and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
It has a monocoque - or one-piece - Omega case, which when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back.
It measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, the size of a mens Rolex Date watch.
It is 100% Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. Its very honest case appears to have never been polished and is in excellent condition. Its classic silver dial has been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its desirable original Omega "beads of rice" bracelet presents beautifully and is scratch-free.
1950's and 60's Seamasters are great buys as parts are available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Omega replacements - we replaced several parts on it, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals if needed, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with hypocampus emblem, Waterproof
Case condition: Very honest and appears to have never been polished, excellent condition with light wear
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, applied steel baton indexes, aperture for the date, signed Omega Seamaster, light rippling, expertly restored
Hands: Steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 565, copper colored, self-winding, 24 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co. Swiss, Twenty-four Jewels, 565
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Signed Omega, stainless steel "beads of rice" design no. 32 ref.1378.388, fits a wrist up to approx. 7.65 inches on largest setting, adjustable, excellent condition with wear to the sides of the clasp, otherwise presents as scratch-free
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, unsigned Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Omega replacements - we replaced several parts on it, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals if needed, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.