Today's offering showcases this rare and classic Omega Seamaster. It features Omega's 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.
Note that when the photos were taken the watch was set to 11:30pm and the date was in the middle of changing to the next day. There are no problems with the date...it is working perfectly and aligns well. Please inquire if you would like to see a photo of it.
It is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. It elegant silver dial with very pleasing markers has been professionally restored by one of the leading dial companies in North America. Its case is in honest original condition with fairly light wear to the main body. As is often the case with these watches, the back has some wrench marks from previous openings for servicing which aren't visible when the watch is being worn.
It has the look of a solid gold Omega without the price tag.
1960's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
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 keep very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new genuine crocodile strap completing the look and 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 blog
Country of origin: Switzerland, made only for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 23,927,928
Year built: c. 1967
Model: Seamaster, ref. KL6303
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold filled
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., KL6303, K21263, J14K G.F.
Case condition: Honest original condition with fairly light wear to the main body. As is often the case with these watches, the back has some wrench marks from previous openings for servicing which aren't visible when the watch is being worn.
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, applied gold baton indices, luminous dots, aperture for the date, professionally restored. Note that when the photos were taken the watch was set to 11:30pm and the date was in the middle of changing to the next day. There are no problems with the date...it is working perfectly and aligns well. Please inquire if you would like to see a photo of it.
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: Crocodile, 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: 17mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision in five positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep very accurate time. 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.