1970's Omega Dynamic Vintage Mens Large 39mm Cal. 565 Watch with Quick-Setting Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 9561

Created in 1967 by Omega's sales director Robert Forster, the Dynamic is an iconic example of a true retro style. The clean and functional watch, a considerable success for Omega, possessed a number of designed elements that made it stand out:

  • An ellipse shape with recessed crown determined to be the best geometric shape for the wrist, determined after extensive study
  • Easy to read dial with "time zone" sections
  • Unicoc case with hermetically sealed crystal water-resistant to a depth of 30m.
  • Available with a stainless steel bracelet or easily interchangeable water-resistant Cor-fam straps

According to an Omega advertisement at the time, "The shape of the Omega Dynamic was determined by the anatomy of your wrist; its dial by the workings of your eyes; it strap by the physiology of your skin."

We are pleased to offer this uncommon and extra large model, ref. 166.081, from the first generation Dynamic line.

From our experience it is the most uncommon reference in the early Dynamic line and was only branded "Geneve", although period advertisements show it was sold under the "Geneve Dynamic" line.

It is the only non-oval Dynamic case in the early line and like all other Dynamics uses the same interchangeable strap or bracelet design.

At over 39mm in diameter not including the crown, this big fellow fills out even a full size wrist.

As one of the early Dynamics, before Omega switches to using the 1000 series movements for the line, it is powered by Omega's high-grade caliber 565.

Omega's top-tier caliber 565 movement, one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs, was the top-tier offering of the 500 series. It has 24 jewels and a quick-setting date and is arguably the finest mass-produced automatic movement from era.

It has all of its original parts and presents in gorgeous condition. It presents in gorgeous condition. Its steel case presents as just short of mint signs of previous polishing to the back. On the wrist it presents as beautiful mint.

Its untouched original dial is mint - it appears flawless to the naked eye and only has the tiniest bit of aging visible under magnification.

Its original bracelet has only mild stretch - its finish presents as mint. And its fine, automatic Omega has just been overhauled by a Master Watchamaker and is keeping very accurate time.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

An more than fifty year old Dynamic that presents like new on the wrist!

Please note: An example of this watch resides in the Omega museum, and a published example can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 483.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1970
  • Model: Ref. 166.081
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Gorgeous condition. Case back shows slight signs of having been previously polished. On the wrist it presents as beautiful mint.
  • Dimensions: 39.2mm diameter (excluding crown)
  • Dial: Signed Omega, silver with black painted concentric circles, steel applique baton indices, original and untouched, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, blackened steel batons
  • Movement type: Cal. 565, copper colored, self-winding, 24 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Signed Omega, original, fits a wrist up to approx. just under 7.6 inches, adjustable, only mild stretch - its finish presents as mint condition
  • Crystal: Acrylic, vintage or original, no longer signed/unsigned, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It winds smoothly and is keeping very accurate time. 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. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
  • 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; 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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