The Seamaster, 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.
Today's offering showcases this rare, classic and pleasing Seamaster with rare caliber 560 movement of which only 3,000 examples were made. These movements were split across nine models, making each in effect a "limited edition." The 560 was a movement made only for the U.S. market to cut down on import tariffs.
It was one of Omega's superior 500 series movements, one of the last series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs, and one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
It is close to full size for the era - 34.5mm, which is in between the size of the Rolex Date and the Rolex Datejust.
This pleasing example has all of its correct Omega parts even down to its original waterproofing gasket!
Its case is in excellent condition with fairly light wear and only light signs of previous polishing. Its untouched original dial presents as just short of perfect mint to the naked eye and shows only light aging under magnification.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with correct Omega replacements, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
It winds smoothly and is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Omega in our testing recording position.
For the finishing touch, we have installed a new Teju lizard strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.
For further reading on the caliber 560 visit our friend Desmond Guilfoyle's Omega collector's blog
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 23,931,524
Year built: c. 1966
Model: Ref. 166.002, Seamaster
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Acier Inoxydable, Swiss made, 166.002
Case condition: Excellent with fairly light wear and only light signs of previous polishing.
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 42.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, applied baton, aperture for the date, original and untouched, just short of perfect mint to the naked eye and shows only light aging under magnification
Hands: Original, steel 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: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with correct Omega replacements, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It winds smoothly and is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Omega in our testing recording position.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. 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.
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.