Today's offering showcases this very rare, classic and pleasing Seamaster with caliber 560 movement of which only 3,000 examples were made. These movements were split across nine models, making each in effect a "limited edition." The 560 was a movement made only for the U.S. market to cut down on import tariffs.
It is a ref. 166.002. These watches were often not signed Seamaster - this is one of the more desirable signed Seamaster models.
This beautifully restored example has fully Omega parts down to the dial, hands, crown, and even signed Omega crystal!
It has had a true expertly done cosmetic restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The case, which has only been fairly lightly polished, presents as mint. The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
The movement has been cleaned and oiled. It is keeping incredibly accurate time. Note that the small crown makes it slightly hard to hand wind.
'60's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.
For further reading on the caliber 560 visit our friend Desmond Guilfoyle's Omega collector's blog
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 23,953,410
Year built: c. 1967
Model: Ref. 166.002, Seamaster
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Acier Inoxydable, Swiss made, 166.002
Case condition: Mint showing only very slight signs of having been polished
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black, signed Omega, applied baton, aperture for the date, meticulously restored
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 560, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Armoured hesalite, signed with Omega logo, vintage, original, excellent condition
Serviced: The movement has been cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping incredibly accurate time. Note that its small crown makes it slightly hard to hand wind.
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.