Today's offering showcases this rare, classic, and pleasing automatic Omega.
It features Omega's rare caliber 560 movement of which only 3,000 examples were made. These watches were made just for the U.S. market to avoid higher tariffs, and these 3,000 movements were split across 9 known models, making each model in effect a very "limited edition."
Beginning in 1953 Omega placed the name Geneve on the dials of some of the members of the 30mm collection which at the time were produced in the company's workshops in Geneve (to put Geneve on a dial of a watch certain components and processes must take place in Geneve). According to Omega, the name referred to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
We really love the steel and rose gold bi-metal look of this watch. Its uncommon 18K rose gold accents dress up its elegant steel case and make it much more versatile to be well-worn with a variety of outfits and styles.
It presents beautifully on the wrist. Its case presents as better than near mint with only light wear. It doesn't appear to ever have been polished and retains very strong lines and strong satin to the back.
Note: The back has been snapped on perfectly straight since the photos were taken.
Its untouched original silver dial, with a pleasing cross-hair design, has warmed to a sepia and has even light spotting, giving it a true warmth and true vintage look.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Photos of the inside available upon request.
Besides its usual timing on several machines, we have also tested it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it ran within approximately one second per hour under those conditions.
For the finishing touch to complete the vintage style, we have equipped it with a new distressed leather strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
For further reading on the caliber 560 visit our friend Desmond Guilfoyle's blog
. The model's page on the Omega website can be found here
Country of origin: Switzerland, made only for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 21,888,715
Year sold: c. 1965
Model: Ref. 14703-1 SC
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., 14703-1 SC, Staybrite Acier Inoxydable
Case condition: Its case presents as better than near mint with only light wear. It doesn't appear to ever have been polished and retains very strong lines and strong satin to the back.
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, crosshair design, 18K rose gold applied vintage styled dart indices, aperture for the date, signed Omega Geneve, original and untouched with warming and even fairly light spotting
Hands: Original, rose gold, faceted "dauphines"
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, distressed vintage style, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock a variety of straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 17mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Besides its usual timing on several machines, we have also tested it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it ran within approxmately one second per hour under those condition. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
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
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.