Today's offering showcases this classic and understated Omega Seamaster De Ville. It is a very uncommon model, ref. 165.007 - the first we've ever owned - with its original papers and boxes.
The Seamaster DeVille, showcasing both refinement and high function, was the most important Omega line from a sales perspective in the latter part of the 1960's into the 1970's. While most featured a monocoque - or one piece - case this watch has a two-piece case, though it still very much retains a slim, elegant profile.
At 32.5mm, it's just a hair smaller than the average Seamaster for the era, and looks great on someone with more slender wrists.
The dial has thin baton hour markers that pair very nicely with the classic pencil-shaped hands.
Powering it is Omega's very fine thin automatic caliber 711 movement. It has 24 jewels and is adjusted to two positions.
The 700 series has a direct lineage to the celebrated 500 series, and is arguably as good, and collectors are beginning to recognize it accordingly. It was the last very fine movement series of its kind before Omega began to make budget cuts because of the quartz revolution.
All in all, it offers a good value and can be quite versatile.
Hodinkee, who sold the watch, paired this Seamaster De Ville with their Dark Brown Calfskin Strap for a steel and black combination that we really love. The resulting look is extremely versatile, especially for a simple steel dress watch.
Its in superior all-original condition. Every part is original, and it's about as honest as they come. Its never been polished so it retains extremely crisp lines. Its case is better than near mint with light wear to the back from it previously being opened. Even the original crown is mint, showing just how little this watch has been worn.
Its untouched original is mint. And is movement is very clean.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). It is keeping very accurate time.
Its strap comes with a signed Omega buckle of unknown origin that was one it when we acquired it. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 26,064,964
Year sold: 1970
Model: Seamaster De Ville, Ref. 165.007
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Its never been polished so it retains extremely crisp lines. Better than near mint with light wear to the back from it previously being opened. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Dimensions: 32.5mm wide (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with outer minutes/seconds chapter, signed Omega Seamaster De Ville, steel hand-riveted baton indexes topped with black, luminous hour dots, outer minute track, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, luminous steel "batons"
Movement type: Caliber 711, "extra flat", copper colored, self-winding, 24 jewels, shock resistant, two adjustments
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, Adjusted Two Positions, Twenty Four Jewels, 711
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
Band: Vintage styled dark brown suede finished leather, Hodinkee, excellent condition. 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: Acylic, original, signed Omega, excellent condition with very slight wear visible only under magnification
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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.
Box/Papers: Yes, original box 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.