1966 Omega Seamaster Mens Vintage Cal. 562 Watch, Automatic, Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6713

Today's offering features this very cool circa 1966 Omega Seamaster. It has the most classic Seamaster case design with screwback case embossed with the Seamonster logo and a desirable cross-hair dial.

Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 562 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. It has 24 jewels and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.

It is full size for the era - 35mm, which is in between the size of the Rolex Date and the Rolex Datejust.

It is 100% Omega down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and even signed Omega crystal!

It has just finished having a true expert restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The case finish presents as mint and it showcases only light signs of having been polish. The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.

1950's and 60's Seamasters are great buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.

It has just been fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds very smoothly and is running true. We have timed it in five chronometer testing positions.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a brand new calfskin leather 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.

A more than half-century old Omega restored to look like new on the wrist

Please note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 22,641,295
  • Year built: c. 1966
  • Model: Ref. ST 166.010, Seamaster
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Waterproof, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (outside): Seamaster with hypocampus emblem
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Acier Inoxydable, Swiss made, 166.010
  • Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. Light signs of polishing to the back.
  • Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 42.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, applied steel baton indexes, cross-hair design, aperture for the date, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, steel "dauphines"
  • Movement type: Cal. 562, copper colored, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co. Swiss, Twenty-four Jewels
  • Jewels: 24 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, very good condition, very slight wear on one spot on the every edge
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timing: Timed to precision in five chronometer testing positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 concierge@cotwatches.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

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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