Today's offering showcases this gorgeous restored example of one of Omega's classic vintage Geneve watches.
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 563 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.
Along with the 565, it was one of the top two offerings of the 500 series. It has 17 jewels and a quick-setting date and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.
It has a waterproof style case and beautiful Tiffany & Co. robin's egg blue colored dial. The case measures 34mm in diameter, the same size as a Rolex Date model.
All of its parts are Omega even down to the crystal. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.
Its case presents as mint, and its dial has been meticulously custom refinished. With the exception of the Geneve script, which was done in an earlier period font, the rest of the printing presents perfectly and could pass as Omega factory done.
As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled it.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a brand new leather strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els, Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's fine Swiss firms.
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) and later expanded the line of watches featuring the name. According to Omega the name referred to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 30,750,426
Year built: c. 1969
Model: Geneve, Ref. 166.041
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Quick Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 166041
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Tiffany robin's egg blue / turquoise, signed Omega, steel applied baton indexes topped with black, previously refinished - Geneve was done in an earlier period script
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Omega Caliber 563, 17 jewels, copper collared, shock protected, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, Seventeen 17 Jewels, 563, Unadjusted
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Leather, aftermarket, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. 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: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, very good condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
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.