Today's offering showcases this gorgeous restored example of one of Omega's classic vintage Geneve watches. It has a full size retro case, strong black dial, and original automatic Omega movement.
It is 100% Omega down to the dial, original hands, signed winding crown and even original signed crystal! It presents in true expertly restored condition. The dial is a perfect refinishing - the gilt printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
Here are some of its features:
* Pioneering so-called "double quick-set" day and date features - Omega created the calibers 1020 and 1022 movement with a double quick-set capability for convenient setting of the day and date. Though many connoisseurs associate the idea of the double quick-set watch with Rolex, which first offered the President model with this "new" feature in late 1990, Omega was a pioneer of the technology in large scale production watches, evidenced by this example made over a decade before. This watch has the higher jewelled version, the 23 jewel 1022.
* Geneve model - Beginning in 1953 Omega placed the name Geneve on the dials of some of the members of the 30mm collection which at the time were produced in the company's workshops in Geneve (to put Geneve on a dial of a watch certain components and processes must take place in Geneve) and later expanded the line of watches featuring the name. According to Omega the name referred to to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
* Faster beat (28,800 bph) balance system for greater accuracy
As part of the restoration the movement has just been freshly cleaned and oiled and is running very true.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A four and a half decade old Omega that looks almost like new!
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, and 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1973
Model: Geneve, Ref. 166.0169
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Double Quick-Set Day/Date, Hack Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint with light signs of polishing. The gold plating has been redone. The back is Omega but may be a previously done replacement.
Case markings: Omega Watch Co., Fab. Suisse, Swiss Made, Lunette, Plaque Or G 20 Microns, Fond Acier Inoxydable, 166.0117
Dial: Gloss black, signed Omega, gold indexes partially topped with white, expertly refinished
Hands: Omega, original, gold batons
Movement type: Cal. 1022, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 1022
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: Fast beat 28,800 BPH
Band: Leather (aftermarket), fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, previously equipped with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style
Crystal type: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timed: 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 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.