Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored 1960's Omega Seamaster. Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 552 movement with twenty-four jewels (seven more than in many Seamaster versions from the period).
It measures just under 35mm in diameter without the crown, about one millimeter smaller than a Rolex Datejust.
It is fully Omega down to the crown and even the crystal. Its monococque - or one-piece - case, which achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back, presents as mint on the wrist.
The watch has been meticulously restored and presents on the wrist as mint condition. The dial is a perfect refinishing - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmakers, winds smoothly, and is running very true.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
Note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.
A five decade old Seamaster that looks like new on the wrist!
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 often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1960's
Model: Ref. 165.026, Seamaster Cosmic
Functions: Time, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster, Waterproof, 165.026 - Tool 107
Case condition: Presents as mint with very light signs of polishing. The wording on the back is still strong and clear.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown - 37mm including), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Royal blue, steel retro wide baton indexes topped with white, outer minute/second track, perfectly refinished
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 552, copper colored, self-winding, 24 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a wide variety of other straps.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Servicing: Freshly fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
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 C.O.T. international warranty.
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.