1969 Omega Constellation Vintage Mens Large Automatic Chronometer Watch, Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8200

Omega's flagship line for decades, the Constellation represents style, luxury, attention to detail, robust function, and most of all, superior precision. Elegant and stately, it is suitable for both casual and professional attire.

Today's offering showcases this retro styled classic Constellation chronometer with royal blue dial. It's a prime example of a later vintage Constellation, Omega's flagship watch, before the quartz revolution took hold.

Featuring an officially certified automatic chronometer movement with quick-set date and a robust case, this late 60's - early 70's era Omega demonstrates why the Constellation was the company's flagship line.

Pleasingly full size for the era, it measures 36.3mm, slightly larger than a Rolex Datejust.

Here are some of its features:

  • High grade movement officially certified as a chronometer by the C.O.S.C. and adjusted to five positions and to run accurately across a wide range of temperatures
  • Ultra-thin design automatic movement measuring only 4.25mm thick
  • Thinner rotor to reduce stress on key winding parts
  • Hacking feature for accurate time-setting
  • Rich royal blue dial with wide steel markers topped with white for easy reading
  • Distinctive large retro styled case

It has fully original parts down to the original signed crystal! It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition - about a 9.8 out of 10. Our photos couldn't do it justice!

The case presents as just short of perfect 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 freshly overhauled it. It is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a new Omega chronometer in our testing position.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it 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 five decade old Omega that looks like new on the wrist!

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 29,010,294
  • Year made: c. 1969
  • Model: Constellation, Ref. ST 166.056
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 36.3mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm lug tip to tip
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of perfect mint
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, Stainless Steel, S.F, 166.056, 168.042
  • Case markings (outside): Omega Observatory logo
  • Dial: Royal blue, signed Omega with wide white topped steel applique baton indices
  • Hands: Original, whitened steel batons
  • 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.
  • Movement type: Caliber 1001, chronometer, 20 jewels, copper colored, adjusted to five positions and temperature
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, 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 on par with a new Omega chronometer 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 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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