Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored Seamaster from c. 1965.
It has a desirable cross-hair dial with slightly unusual prominent baton markers and a pleasing Calatrava style case that together give it a really great look. Our photos couldn't do it justice!
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 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 one of the highest quality offerings of the 500 series.
It has 24 jewels, seven more than in most similar movements, and 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 are not hard to service.
It measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, 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 in gorgeous condition.
The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration the movement has been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It is keeping accurate time.
For the finishing touch a new calfskin 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.
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
Serial no.: 22,180,950
Year built: c. 1965
Model: Seamaster, ref. 165.009
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Acier Inoxydable, 165.009
Case condition: Presents as mint with fairly light signs of the back having been previously polished
Dial: Royal blue, wider than normal applied steel baton indexes, signed Omega Seamaster, outer minute division, expertly restored
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown) by 42mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 552, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Twenty-Four Jewels, 552
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, with unsigned steel double deployment buckle. 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, unsigned or 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. It is keeping 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.