Today's offering showcases this quite uncommon and collectable all-original Seamaster Chronometer in very pleasing condition.
Seamaster Chronometers made post 1952 are one of Omega's seldom seen vintage watches. They featured all of the rugged spottiness of the Seamaster line coupled with an officially certified chronometer movement.
After their release and after Omega divided the line into two models in 1952, the "plain" Seamaster, a sport watch without chronometer certification, and the Constellation, the higher-end chronometer option, Omega only made a relatively few Seamaster Chronometers.
1960's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service, even the chronometer versions like this watch.
It is all-original down to the untouched dial, hands, winding crown, "beads of rice" bracelet, and even original signed Omega crystal!
It is in beautiful original condition. Its full size case - 35mm in diameter which is in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Rolex Datejust - is better than near mint.
Its original dial shows is better than near mint with only very light aging and light warming in tone, giving it a true vintage look. Its original "Beads of Rice" bracelet presents as just short of mint with light signs of havinb been polished.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled its officially certified chronometer movement down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It winds extremely smoothly and is keeping very accurate time, Photos of the inside available upon request.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A very fine watch with truly impressive capabilities.
Note: A published example of a Seamaster chronometer watch can be found in John Goldberger's work Omega Watches, 2005, pg. 137.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 28,742,677
Year built: c. 1970
Model: Seamaster Chronometer, Ref. 168.024SP
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Officially Certified Chronometer, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co. Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable 168.024/166.010 SP
Case condition: Better than near mint with two slight remnants of wear to the left side and lights signs of the having been polished.
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding crown), 43mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, hand-riveted steel indexes, original, better than near mint with very light aging and toning
Hands: Original, steel, dauphines filled with black
Movement type: Caliber 564 movement, 24 jewels, 19,800 BPH balance, copper colored, officially certified chronometer, shock resistant, micrometer regulation
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co, Swiss, Adjusted Five Positions and Temperature, Seventeen Jewels, 564
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Omega Beads of Rice, original, stainless steel, full length, fits a wrist up to approx. 7.75 inches, presents as just short of mint with light signs of polishing and mild stretch
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, very good condition with light wear on the side edge surface - the main surface is very clean. Please inquire if you would like a new crystal installed.
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It winds very smoothly.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
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
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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.
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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.