1969 Omega Geneve De Ville Vintage Mens Stainless Steel Watch - Near NOS with Papers & Boxes


Item No. 9771

Today's offering showcases this classic and uncommon example of one of Omega's vintage gent's Geneve watches in near new-old-stock condition with its original papers and boxes. It's a wonderful time capsule piece.

Its original papers show a sale date of July 16, 1969, just four days before we landed on the moon. At the factory it might have laid next to the Speedmaster Professional that was headed to the Moon. It offers some of the things that we really like from Omegas in this period.

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 the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.

It features a classic waterproof style tonneau case, eggshell dial with baguette markers, and automatic movement.

We've owned many dozens of similar watches, this is only the second 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 is a wonderful time capsule piece. It is like new-old-stock with the only exception that the case back has a couple of marks from previously being opened by the auction company who sold it. Every part is original, and it's as honest as they come.

With the exception of the couple of thin hairlines on the back mentioned above, the rest of the case is like new-old-stock. It has never been polished.

Its untouched original is mint. And it movement is pristine.

Save for wiping it down, we have left the watch just as we acquired it. We have timed it on a machine that simulates it being worn on the wrist, and it is keeping very accurate time. If you would like one of our Master Watchmakers to service it, please inquire.

For the finishing touch, we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard strap and aftermarket Omega buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Accompanying the watch are its original boxes, booklet, and papers. Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function.

Manufacturer: Omega
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial Number: 27,117,817
Date sold: July 16th, 1969
Model: Geneve, Ref. MD 165.041
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 18K gold plated and stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 165.041
Case condition: Near new-old-stock. With the exception of a couple of thin hairlines on the back mentioned above from a previous opening, the rest of the case is like new-old-stock. It has never been polished.
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 41.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Eggshell color, signed Omega Geneve, goldhand-riveted baton indexes topped with black, luminous hour dots, outer minute track, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: Caliber 552, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 24jewels, 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: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock a variety of lizard and other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: Save for wiping it down, we have left the watch just as we acquired it. If you would like one of our Master Watchmakers to service it, please inquire.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also timed it on a machine that simulates it being worn on the wrist, and it is keeping 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 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 concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
Box/Papers: Yes, original box, booklet, and papers.
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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