Created in 1967 by Omega's sales director Robert Forster, the Dynamic is an iconic example of a true retro style.The clean and functional watch, a considerable success for Omega, possessed a number of designed elements that made it stand out:
- An ellipse shape with recessed crown determined to be the best geometric shape for the wrist, determined after extensive study
- Easy to read dial with "time zone" sections
- Unicoc case with hermetically sealed crystal water-resistant to a depth of 30m.
- Available with a stainless steel bracelet or easily interchangeable water-resistant Cor-fam straps
According to an Omega advertisement at the time, "The shape of the Omega Dynamic was determined by the anatomy of your wrist; its dial by the workings of your eyes; its strap by the physiology of your skin."
We are pleased to offer this uncommon and extra large model, ref. 166.081, from the first generation Dynamic line.
From our experience it is the most uncommon reference in the early Dynamic line and was only branded "Geneve", although period advertisements show it was sold under the "Geneve Dynamic" line.
It is the only non-oval Dynamic case in the early line and like all other Dynamics uses the same interchangeable strap or bracelet design.
At over 39mm in diameter not including the crown, this big fellow fills out even a full size wrist.
As one of the early Dynamics, before Omega switched to using the 1000 series movements for the line, it was powered by Omega's high-grade caliber 565.
Omega's top-tier caliber 565 movement, one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs, was the top-tier offering of the 500 series. It has 24 jewels and a quick-setting date and is arguably the finest mass-produced automatic movement from the era.
It is 100% Omega down to the hands, crown, and original Dynamic bracelet. It presents in gorgeous condition - a 9.7 out of 10.
Its steel case shows only lights signs of polishing to the back. On the wrist it presents as mint. Its wonderfully designed dial with concentric circles is mint. And its very fine automatic Omega movement with quick-setting date has just been overhauled and serviced by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly and is keeping very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
An almost fifty year old Dynamic that presents like new on the wrist!
Please note: An example of this watch resides in the Omega museum, and a published example can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 483.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1970
Model: Ref. 166.081
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Gorgeous condition. Case back shows slight signs of having been previously polished. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dimensions: 39.2mm diameter (excluding crown)
Dial: Signed Omega, silver with black painted concentric circles, steel applique baton indices, mint condition
Hands: Original, blackened 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
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Signed Omega, original, fits a wrist up to approx. just under 8 inches, adjustable, just short of mint condition with slight stretch
Crystal: Acrylic, vintage or original, no longer signed/unsigned, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It winds smoothly and is keeping very accurate time. 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
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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.
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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
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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.