1963 Omega Vintage Mens Seamaster Cosmic Retro Watch, Date, Auto - Stainless Steel

Omega

Item No. 6697

Omega is often known by watch lovers for its Seamaster line of recreational water-sports watches. Combining a striking look with a high performance movement, they've received a strong following since vintage times.

Today's offering showcases this scarce example of a classic vintage Seamaster Cosmic. It has a striking design.

The case is the uncommon style with a soleil brushed bezel and high polished faceted lugs. The dial has previously been refinished in a Ranchero military style. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

It could also be paired at times with a NATA strap to highlight its military style dial.

Its monococque - or one-piece - Omega case achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back.

Powering the watch is Omega's top tier caliber 562 with 24 jewels (seven more than in many similar Omega's) and semi-quick-setting date, one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. The 500 series are one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements ever made.

Watches with 500 series movements make great long-term buys because they are easy and fairly inexpensive to service and parts are still readily available.

It is fully Omega down to the hands, winding crown, and even signed Omega crystal! On the wrist it presents as just short of perfect mint.

The dial has been previously restored. The case back has a few marks on each corner from a watchmakers servicing and has been previously significantly polished - on the wrist it presents as mint.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a brand new signed Omega crystal.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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 attesting to its performance.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 20,035,563
  • Year built: c. 1963
  • Model: Ref. 166.022, Seamaster Cosmic
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Semi-Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Fab. Suisse, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 166.022
  • Case condition: The back shows signs of heavy previous polishing and has a few marks on each corner from a watchmaker opening. On the wrist it presents as mint.
  • Dimensions: 33.5mm wide (excluding crown), 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Matte black, signed Omega Automatic Seamaster Cosmic, military style luminous and white painted indexes, outer minute/second track, aperture for the date
  • Dial condition: Previously well-refinished
  • Hands: Original, steel luminous dauphines
  • Movement type: High grade caliber 562 movement, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing, finished in copper-beryllium
  • Jewels: 24 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, brand new
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. 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.

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

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