1971 Omega Seamaster Mens Vintage Stainless Steel 42mm Watch - Rare Near NOS Big Yellow with Box & Tag


Item No. 9716

Today's offering showcases this very cool vintage Seamaster 166.092 mens watch, affectionately known as the "Big Yellow."

The Omega Reference 166.092 holds a special place in Omega's storied history. Believed to be made only briefly in the early 1970's, these watches earned their name because of their prominent yellow bezel and extra-large 42mm case diameter which really fills out the wrist.

It exemplifies the bold and dynamic design aesthetics of the era, making it a sought-after collector's item which tells its own story of its heritage.

True to its nickname, the "Big Yellow" features a striking yellow bezel that commands attention and sets it apart from other watches of its time. Its oversized case and bold hour markers add to its visual impact, making it a standout piece on the wrist.

Whether worn as a statement piece or as a daily companion, its distinctive design adds a touch of vintage sophistication to any ensemble, making it a versatile and enduring accessory.

This "Big Yellow" presents in gorgeous near new-old-stock condition with lacquer and sticker on the back. It still has its original hang tag with matching serial number and original box.

To the casual observer it presents as essentially new-old-stock. The crown shows signs of previous polishing and the sides and clasp might have been previously touched up.

The striking dial which has almost a meteorite effect type texturing is untouched and perfect mint with light and pleasing toning of the luminous.

We have left it just as we acquired it. The movement has never been serviced since leaving the Omega factory. It continues to keep accurate time. Please inquire if you would like one of our Master Watchmakers to perform its first servicing.

Accompanying the watch are its original hang tag and Omega box.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 32,096,102
  • Year built: c. 1971
  • Model: Ref. 166.092 (sometimes called 166.0092), Seamaster so-called "Big Yellow"
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (outside): Seamaster with hypocampus emblem, lacquer on back
  • Case condition: The case presents like new-old-stock with lacquer and sticker on the back
  • Dimensions: 42mm wide (excluding crown), 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver textured, applied steel baton indexes, luminous hour dots, aperture for the date, signed omega Seamaster, original and untouched, perfect mint condition with light and pleasing toning of the luminous
  • Hands: Original, luminous steel batons
  • Movement type: Omega Cal. 1002, copper colored, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
  • Band: Signed Omega, ref. 1170, stainless steel, fits a wrist up to approx. 8 inches, adjustable, presents as mint condition
  • Width between lugs: 22mm
  • Crystal: Mint condition
  • Serviced: We have left it just as we acquired it. The movement has never been serviced since leaving the Omega factory. It continues to keep accurate time. Please inquire if you would like one of our Master Watchmakers to perform its first servicing.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Original Omega box; PAPERS - Original hang tag with serial and model number; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Connoisseur of Time 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.

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


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