1970 Omega Geneve Vintage Mens Rare Large 37mm Cal. 565 Automatic Watch with Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5169

Today's offering showcases this very uncommon and superior example of one of Omega's vintage gent's Geneve watches. It is our understanding that it was sold in small quantities only in the Japanese market. We acquired the watch out of Asia. When we scoured the 'net we could only find two others (though we're not suggesting that only three pieces exist).

Powering it is its caliber 565 movement from the company's very fine and famous caliber 500 series. The 565 is one of the higher-jeweled (24 jewels) versions and also has quick-setting date and micrometer regulator.

It was used in Seamasters and is one of the finer Omega automatic movements from the era right before the company switched to off the shelf movements.

The watch has a full size classic waterproof style steel case and striking green gradient dial.

It is large for the era, measuring 37mm in diameter - larger than a Rolex Datejust.

It is fully Omega down to the hands and crown. It presents in gorgeous true expertly restored condition - about a 9.6 out of 10. The dial, which is a custom green gradient, is a perfect refinishing whose printing could pass as Omega factory done.

As part of the restoration, the movement has been freshly serviced, is very clean, and is keeping very accurate time. 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.

Omega Geneve:
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 to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, supposedly only sold in the Japanese market
  • Serial number: 30,745,585
  • Year built: c. 1970
  • Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 166.721
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): ST166721, 5321
  • Case condition: Presents as mint with light signs of polishing
  • Dimensions: 37mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Green and black gradient, signed Omega, steel indexes, expertly refinished
  • Hands: Original, luminous steel batons
  • Movement type: Omega Caliber 565, 24 jewels (seven more than found in many other vintage Omega movements) copper colored, shock protected, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 24 Jewels, 565
  • Jewels: 24 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Genuine leather, aftermarket, brand new and unworn with unsigned buckle. We also stock croc and lizard straps. Please inquire.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced. 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.
  • Timed: 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 - 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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