Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored example of one of Omega's classic vintage gent's Geneve watches.
It has a very retro waterproof style Omega case, strong black dial, and fine automatic movement with quick-setting date.
Powering it is Omega's automatic caliber 1481 engine. Jointly developed by Omega and Tissot in the late 60's into 1970, it exclusively powered watches in the Geneve line. Its most striking feature is how the date quick-sets - by repeatedly pushing the crown in.
It has all of its original parts including its dial, hands, winding crown and even the signed crystal!
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The robust yet shapely case with water-resistant style screw down back presents as mint.
Its matte black dial, which has a timeless design, has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has just fully overhauled the movement. Photos of the inside available upon request. It is clean and running strong and true, keeping time virtually on par with a new Omega in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
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 half-century old Omega that presents like new on the wrist!
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 also 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.
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). According to Omega the name referred to to the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 33,747,976
Year built: c. 1971
Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 166.099
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 166.099
Case condition: Presents as mint
Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown - 37.5mm including crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip, 12mm thick
Dial: Matte black, steel indexes topped with white, outer minute track, expertly restored. It has a much deeper and rich darker tone than our photos suggest. They couldn't begin to do it justice.
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Caliber 1481, self-winding, copper colored, shock resistant
Movement markings: : Omega, Swiss, 1481, 33,747,976
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
Band: Original, signed Omega 1181, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just under 7.7 inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint with fairly mild to moderate stretch
Crystal: Acrylic, original, remnants of original Omega signature, excellent condition
Servicing: Yes, as part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has overhauled it.
Timing: Timed on to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized timing system. It is running strong and true, keeping time virtually on par with a new Omega in our testing position. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.