1970 Omega Seamaster Memomatic Massive Mens Retro Alarm Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8817R

Today's offering showcases this large retro Seamaster Memomatic in gorgeous condition.

Unlike all other alarm wristwatches at the time which required the alarm to be re-wound by hand after every use, Omega's Memomatic possessed a self-winding alarm. A significant step forward, it made it easier to go through a series of appointments.

Not only was the watch the first of its time to feature a self-winding alarm, it also was the world's first watch that allowed the alarm to be set to the exact minute. If you've ever had a vintage alarm you know what a much needed advancement it was as setting previous alarms was an approximation at best.

It has fully Omega parts down to the original Omega signed crystal! Its Omega hands are from the style of another Memomatic.

It presents in gorgeous condition. The case is just short of perfect mint with only very light signs of previous polishing and the slightest bit of remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.

Its striking gray, black and orange untouched original dial is mint with nicely toned luminous. While we are selling the watch on a classic black genuine Teju skin band, it could also be paired well with a gray or orange strap for a more fashion forward style.

Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the Memomatic which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). It is keeping accurate time.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a copy of the model's instruction booklet and service manual.

Please note: A published example of the watch can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 293.

Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 30,011,939
  • Year built: c. 1970
  • Model: Memomatic, Ref. ST 166.071
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Alarm, Sweep Seconds, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 40 x 50.5mm. Thickness 15.5 mm.
  • Dial: Bi-color black and anthracite with applied luminous steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date, two inner revolving discs for the alarm, black triangle for the hours and a double line for the minutes, original and untouched, mint condition with nicely toned luminous
  • Hands: Luminous steel black batons, Omega Memomatic, from the style of another Memomatic.
  • Movement type: Cal. 980, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring.
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 22mm
  • Crystal type: Armoured hesablite, original, signed Omega
  • Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the Memomatic which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, 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. 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.
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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; Connoisseur of Time 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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