Today's offering showcases this Seamaster Memomatic in spectacular near NOS 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 the 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.
The watch is just as it left the factory and on the wrist the it presents as NOS. The only wear to the watch are a few wrench marks on the back from when a previous seller opened it.
Our watchmaker has just performed the watch's first servicing since leaving the factory.
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.
A very rare true time capsule Memomatic.
Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning worldwide honors and fame.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els and anyone desiring to wear a watch of excellence and perfection, Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's best Swiss firms.
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: Bicolor 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.
Hands: Luminous steel black batons
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: Lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also carry a variety of other straps.
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crystal type: Armoured hesablite, signed Omega
Serviced: Movement cleaned and oiled.
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 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.