The wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a classic and uncommon example of one of Omega's vintage gent's Geneve watches.
Beginning in 1953 Omega placed the name Geneve on the dials of some of the members of the 30mm collection which at the time were produced in the company's workshops in Geneve (to put Geneve on a dial of a watch certain components and processes must take place in Geneve). According to Omega, the name referred to to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
It features a classic, waterproof style tonneau case, matte black dial with baguette markers, and automatic movement.
We've owned many similar watches, but this is the first we've had in this style that is automatic. To accommodate the larger movement the case is just slightly larger than the ubiquitous handwound model.
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 552 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, seven more than in many similar movements, is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
It has all of its original parts. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The photos couldn't begin to do it justice!
The case presents as mint. As is common with these, it has a bit of aging hidden in the engine bay. 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 freshly overhauled it. It is running very strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
For the finishing touch, it comes equipped with a brand new calfskin leather strap and aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style 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 five and a half decade old Omega that looks like new on the wrist!
Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning worldwide honors and fame.
They are worn on the wrists of Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial Number: 26,861,141
Year built: c. 1968
Model: Geneve, Ref. 165.041
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 165.041
Case condition: Presents as mint. As is common with these it has a bit of aging hidden in the engine bay.
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 41.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black, steel indexes topped with white, outer minute track, slight aging to the markers, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 552, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Twenty-Four Jewels, 552
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. 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 type: Armoured hesalite, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Omega in our testing position. 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.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.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.