Today's offering showcases this classic retro Omega De Ville in gorgeous restored condition.
Living up to its name as one of the sophisticated "De Ville" models, it features a retro somewhat "TV style" case, royal blue dial, and very fine ultra-thin automatic Omega movement.
Although non-round watches are most often fitted with handwound movements, this model can have an automatic because it is powered by a caliber 711 movement, the thinnest automatic movement the company has ever made.
The 700 series has a direct lineage to the celebrated 500 series, and is arguably as good, and collectors are beginning to recognize it accordingly.
It has fully Omega parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration.
The case presents as mint. The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration, a Master Watchmaker has just fully overhauled the movement. Amazingly after more than half a century, it continues to run strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Omega chronometer in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new calfskin leather strap 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's fine Swiss firms.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 23,633,837
Year made: c. 1967
Model: De Ville, Ref. ST 161.022
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 31mm wide (excluding crown), 36mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Royal blue, signed Omega, white painted baton indices, expertly restored
Hands: Steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 711, "extra flat", copper colored, self-winding, 24 jewels, two adjustments, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, Adjusted Two Positions, Twenty Four Jewels, 711
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, appears to be original and no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration, a Master Watchmaker has just fully overhauled the movement. 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.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Amazingly after more than half a century, it continues to run strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Omega chronometer in our testing position.
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.