1968 Omega Seamaster De Ville Vintage Mens Cal. 550 Watch, Automatic - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5283

The Seamaster DeVille, showcasing both refinement and high function, was the most important Omega line from a sales perspective in the latter part of the 1960's into the 1970's. It featured a monocoque - or one piece - case which insured water resistance and a slim, elegant profile.

Today's offering showcases this Omega Seamaster DeVille in stainless steel with with caliber 550 movement. It is in unusually well-preserved original condition.

It is 100% original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown and even the signed Omega crystal. The case is better than near mint showing only light wear. The lug edges are crisp. It looks unlikely that the it has ever been polished.

The dial is mint. Our watchmaker has just performed the first servicing the movement has ever had since it left the factory. It looks like it is brand new.

When we acquired the watch there was what looked to be an unused vintage band with it. We have installed that to complete the time capsule style.

Accompanying the watch is its original box.

Photos of the inside available upon request.

Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 25,588,168
  • Year built: c. 1968
  • Model: Seamaster DeVille, Ref. 165.020
  • Functions: Time, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co. Swiss  Made, Acier Inoxydable
  • Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem, Waterproof
  • Case condition: Better than near mint
  • Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, steel hand-riveted faceted baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, luminous steel  "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 550, copper colored, self-winding, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 550, Seventeen Jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Vintage, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. Please inquire if you would like a different strap installed.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal: Armoured hesalite, signed Omega
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced. This was the first servicing the watch had ever had since leaving the factory. The movement looks like it is brand new.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Original 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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