Today's offering showcases this rare, classic and pleasing automatic Omega. It is powered by 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 is fully Omega - it's original down to the dial hands and presents beautifully on the wrist. Its so-called "tropical" case with gold-filled top and steel back case has the look of a solid gold Omega without the price tag.
Adding to its rarity, it is a Seamaster signed version of the watch. The vast majority of the examples of this model were not signed Seamaster on the dial. Seamaster signed examples are extremely rare.
1960's and early 70's Omegas 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.
It is in honest original condition. The lugs and side of the case have slivers of gold wear, and the presentation back has fairly mild wear - it presents nicely on the wrist. Its extremely rare dial is original and untouched, just short of perfect mint.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. We have timed it in five chronometer positions - it continues to run very accurately.
For the finishing touch we have installed a brand new leather strap 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 attesting to it performance.
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.: 22,640,723
Year built: c. 1966
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., J58627
Case condition: Honest original condition. The lugs and side of the case have slivers of gold wear, and the presentation back has fairly mild wear - it presents nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, signed Omega Seamaster, applied gold baton indices, luminous dots, aperture for the date, original and untouched, 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: Leather, fully stitched, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others 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 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 running extremely accurately. 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 international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.