Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored Omega Seamaster from c. 1975.
It is a later model vintage Seamaster. Built at a time when the quartz revolution was taking hold and Omega was cutting costs, this watch with automatic Cal. 1012 movement with quick-setting date carried on the long-standing mechanical tradition of the Seamaster.
With its so-called "tropical" case with gold plated top and steel back, it has the look of a solid gold Omega for a fraction of the price. And its red vignette dial which fades to black is striking.
It is fully Omega down to its original hands, signed winding crown, Omega crystal and even original Omega waterproofing seal! It presents in true expertly restored condition. The original dial has been flawlessly refinished. The printing is perfect - it could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
Note that the dial came out looking a little brighter under the photography lights than it does in person.
Our watchmaker has just freshly serviced the movement. It continues to run very true.
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.
A four decade old Omega that presents almost like new!
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been were embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, and Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 38,938,529
Year made: c. 1975
Model: Seamaster, Ref. 166.0203
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
Case condition: Restored to mint condition
Dimensions: 36mm diameter (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Red vignette that fades to black, hand-riveted gold baton indexes topped with white, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds track and luminous dots, perfectly refinished. Note that the dial came out looking a little brighter under the photography lights than it does in person.
Hands: Original, gold "batons"
Movement type: Cal. 1012, copper colored, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, 23 Jewels, 1012
Jewels: 23 rubies
Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with what appears to be an aftermarket (non-Omega) gold-tone buckle done in an Omega style. 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, signed Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision 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 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
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.