The Seamaster DeVille, showcasing both refinement and high function, was the most important Omega line from a sales perspective from the latter part of the 1960's into the 1970's. 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.
Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored Seamaster De Ville cased in the early 1960's. Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 550/552 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 is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
'60's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
It measures 34.5mm in diameter without the crown, just slightly larger than the size of a Rolex Date watch.
It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown and has just finished a true expertly done restoration.
It presents as perfect mint condition. While we strive for all of our restored watches to be high top-tier, this one is about as perfect as these come.
The dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. And the case is mint with crisp angles. It shows hardly any signs of polishing to the top and sides and retains wonderfully strong lines.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
For the finishing touch a new leather strap has been installed 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate. The Seamaster:
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 often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. early 1960's
Model: Seamaster DeVille, likely ref. 14763
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem, Waterproof
Case condition: Mint with crisp angles. It shows hardly any signs of polishing to the top and sides and retains wonderfully strong lines.
Dial: Matte black, applied steel baton indexes, signed Omega Automatic Seamaster De Ville, outer minute division, perfectly restored
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 550/552, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
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.
Crystal type: Acrylic, appears original and no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time.
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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
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.