Today's offering showcases this classic and incredibly restored c. 1969 Omega Seamaster. It possesses a wonderful retro style and features both day and date complications.
It measures 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the sizes of a Rolex Date and a Datejust.
It has a monocoque - or one piece - case which insured water resistance and slim, elegant profile. The case when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back.
Powering the watch is Omega's caliber 752 movement with twenty-four jewels (seven more than in many Seamaster versions from the period) and a quick-setting function for the date.
The 700 series has a direct lineage with the celebrated 500 series, and is arguably as good, and collectors are beginning to recognize it accordingly. The series ended the 500/700 family of movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. They were one of the finest mass produced movements from the era.
It is fully Omega down to the hands and winding crown and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents as about a 9.7 out of 10 condition.
Its case shows very slight signs of polishing to the back. Otherwise it presents as perfect mint. Despite what the photos seem to suggest the markings are intact. On the wrist it presents like new with gorgeous soleil finish.
Its dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. Its color is a deep rich true royal blue - our photos couldn't do it justice.
As part of the restoration the somewhat uncommon movement originally adjusted to two positions has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is running strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap and aftermarket Omega vintage style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment. The Seamaster:
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, 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.
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. later 1960's to early 1970's
Model: Ref. 166.036, Seamaster Cosmic
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem, Waterproof, 166.036 - Tool 107
Case condition: Gorgeous condition. The back shows very slight signs of previous polishing. Presents as beautiful mint on the wrist.
Dial: Royal blue, steel retro wide baton indexes, outer minute/second track with 1/5 second markings for precision timing, perfectly refinished. It color is a deep rich true royal blue - our photos couldn't do it justice.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown - 37mm including), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 752, copper colored, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing, 24 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, 24 Jewels, Adjusted to Two (2) Pos., 752
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with an aftermarket buckle done in a vintage 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.
Crystal: Acrylic, original, no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the uncommon movement which was originally adjusted to two positions.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. 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 - 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.