Today's offering showcases this very uncommon and superior example of one of Omega's classic vintage gent's Geneve watches. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
It is our understanding that it was sold in small quantities only in the Japanese market. We acquired the watch in Tokyo. When we scoured the 'net we could only find two others besides two previous ones we owned (though we're not suggesting that only five pieces exist).
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, and the top tier offering of the 500 series. It has 24 jewels and a quick-setting date and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from the era.
It has a wonderful retro waterproof style case and striking Tiffany blue dial.
It is large for the era, measuring 36.6mm in diameter - larger than a Rolex Datejust.
It is fully Omega down to the hands and crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition - about a 9.7 out of 10.
Its case presents as mint with only light signs of having ever been polished. Its original Omega dial, redone in a custom color, has been meticulously refinished - its printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. Note: The blackened appearance of the hands is due to a reflection. They are all steel.
As part of the restoration, a Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement, which is near pristine. It winds smoothly, and is keeping accurate time.
1950's and 60's Seamasters are great buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
A half-century old Omega restored to look like new on the wrist!
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's fine Swiss firms.
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) and later expanded the line of watches featuring the name. According to Omega the name referred to to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
Country of origin: Switzerland, believed to be only sold in the Japanese market
Serial number: 31,906,263
Year built: c. 1970
Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 166.721
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): ST166721, 5321
Case condition: Presents as mint with light signs of having been polished
Dimensions: 37mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Custom Tiffany blue color, original Omega dial signed Omega, "wide boy" retro steel indexes, aperture for the date, expertly refinished
Hands: Original steel batons Note: The blackened appearance of the hands is due to a reflection. They are all steel.
Movement type: Omega Caliber 565, 24 jewels (seven more than found in many other vintage Omega movements) copper colored, shock protected, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 24 Jewels, 565
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, original/vintage, no longer signed/unsigned, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is near pristine - it is winds smoothly, and is keeping 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.
Timed: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
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.