1971 Omega Seamaster Chronometer Vintage Mens Cal. 1011 Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7601

Today's offering showcases this uncommon and collectable Seamaster Chronometer in gorgeous condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Seamaster Chronometers made post 1952 are one of Omega's seldom seen vintage watches. They featured all of the rugged sportiness of the Seamaster line coupled with an officially certified chronometer movement.

After their release and after Omega divided the line into two models in 1952, the "plain" Seamaster, a sport watch without chronometer certification, and the Constellation, the higher-end chromometer option, Omega only made a relatively few Seamaster Chronometers.

It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Rolex Datejust.

We were fortunate to acquire it in gorgeous condition. It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and original crystal.

It appears to have spent virtually all of its life safely stored away. Its full size case is in mint condition having only been lightly previously polished. And its original dial, whose finish appears mostly original and untouched with slight reprinting, presents as mint.

Powering the watch is its uncommon caliber 1011 officially certified chronometer movement.

A Master Watchmaker freshly overhauled it. Its winds very smoothly.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap 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.

Any Seamaster chronometer is a very fine watch with truly impressive capabilities. The only thing better is finding one in gorgeous condition.

Notes: The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here: https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-seamaster-omega-st-168-0061

A published example of a Seamaster chronometer watch can be found in John Goldberger's work Omega Watches, 2005, pg. 137.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 33,858,508
  • Year built: c. 1971
  • Model: Seamaster Chronometer, Ref. ST 168.0061
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Officially Certified Chronometer, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co. Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable 168.0061/166.0172
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, hand-riveted steel indexes, finish appears mostly original and untouched with slight reprinting, presents as mint
  • Hands: Original, steel, batons
  • Movement type: Caliber 1011 movement, 23 jewels, fast beat 28,800 BPH balance, copper colored, officially certified chronometer, adjusted to five positions, shock resistant, micrometer regulation
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co, Swiss, Adjusted Five Positions, 23 Jewels, 1011
  • Jewels: 23 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 28,800 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.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, original, no longer signed, excellent condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker freshly overhauled it. Its winds very smoothly and is keeping very accurate time.
  • Timing: Timed 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 concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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