1971 Omega De Ville Vintage Large Mens Automatic Classic Retro Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7689

Today's offering showcases this classic Omega De Ville in gorgeous restored condition. It is an uncommon model with a distinctive case. Our photos couldn't do it justice!

It has a pleasingly full size for the era 36mm case, the same size as a Rolex Datejust.

Living up to its name as one of the elegant and sophisticated "De Ville" models, it has a shapely stainless steel case, royal blue dial, and automatic caliber movement used in Seamasters from the era. Its monocoque or one-piece case originally helped it achieve a greater level of water-resistance.

Powering it is Omega's caliber 752 movement with twenty-four jewels (seven more than in many Seamaster versions from the period), day of the week indication, and a quick-setting date.

The 700 series has a direct lineage with the celebrated 500 series, and is arguably as good, and collectors are beginning to recognize it accordingly.

It has a really cool retro style and great presence on the wrist - it's not your run-of-the-mill De Ville from the era. Omega used its brand new-at-the-time slim automatic winding system which allowed the movement to fit into an elegant rectangular watch without it becoming to bulky.

It is fully Omega down to the original hands and winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.

The case presents as mint. The original Omega dial with steel baton markers has been meticulously restored - its printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.

A Master Watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it. It is running strong and true.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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.

Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.

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
  • Year built: c. 1971
  • Model: De Ville, Ref. ST 166.095
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Mint - presents as just short of perfect mint
  • Dimensions: 36mm wide (excluding crown) by 40mm long
  • Dial: Royal blue, signed Omega, silver indexes topped with white, luminous hour dots, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, steel batons, restored to mint condition
  • Movement type: Cal. 752, copper colored, bi-direction automatic, micrometer regulator for precision timing, 24 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, fitted with unsigned buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 20mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, appears to be original and no longer signed, excellent condition
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true. 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 C.O.T. 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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