Today's offering showcases this rare, classic and pleasing automatic Omega. It features Omega's rare caliber 560 movement of which only 3,000 examples were made. These watches were made just for the U.S. market to avoid higher tariffs, and these 3,000 movements were split across 9 models, making each model in effect a very "limited edition."
It has all of its original parts and presents beautifully on the wrist. Its untouched original silver dial is just short of perfect mint, and its gold-filled top "tropical" steel back case has the look of a solid gold Omega without the price tag.
In construction it is a Seamaster, but this model was only very rarely branded so on the dial.
1960's and early 70's Omega's like this one are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
Its case shows only slight wear and virtually none of the gold wear that is common with these. It has not been heavily polished so it retains strong lines. It is a very pleasing example of this model.
One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time. In addition to our usual testing we have also timed it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn - it is running within 9 seconds per day.
For the finishing touch, it comes equipped with a very nice Cole Haan leather strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
For further reading on the caliber 560 visit our friend Desmond Guilfoyle's blog
The model's page on the Omega website can be found here: https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-us-collection-omega-kl-6312
Country of origin: Switzerland, made only for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 22,216,805
Year sold: c. 1965
Model: Ref. KL6312
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 10K rolled gold plate with stainless steel back
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., K34703
Case condition: Near mint with onlt light wear. Virtually no gold wear through. It has not been heavily polished so it retains strong lines. Presents beautifully on the wrist.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, applied gold baton indices, luminous dots, aperture for the date, original and untouched, under magnification one tiny mark below the U in automatic and light aging to the markers - just short of perfect mint condition
Hands: Original, gold, luminous batons
Movement type: Cal. 560, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Cole Haan, high quality, leather, fully stitched, padded, only lightly worn with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock a variety of straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 17mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, unsigned, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master 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. It is keeping very accurate time. In addition to our usual testing we have also timed it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn - it is running with 9 seconds per day. 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.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com 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
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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
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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.