1971 Omega Seamaster Mens Vintage Cal. 563 Watch, Automatic, Date - 18K Gold Plated & Stainless Steel


Item No. 8205

Today's offering showcases this very elegant and classy Omega Seamaster from circa 1971. It was a model made exclusively for the U.S. market. It has a classic Seamaster case design with waterproof style screwback case done in a so-called "tropical" or "hypo-allergenic" construction with gold plated top and stainless steel back.

Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 563 movement used in Seamasters from the era, and one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs.

Along with the 565, it was one of the top two offerings of the 500 series. It has 17 jewels and a quick-setting date and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements from era.

The centerpiece of the dial is its wonderful technical dial. The uncommon two-tone dial has 1/5 second markings that served the needs of men who demanded precision timing for technical or sporting fields.

It measures approximately 34mm in diameter, roughly the same size as a Rolex Datejust.

It is 100% Omega and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. One the wrist it presents as mint condition. The case back has one area of aging around the very edge, and the case top presents as mint. The dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.

It has just been fully overhauled by a Master Watchmaker. It winds smoothly, and it is keeping exceptionally accurate time, keeping time on par with a brand new Omega chronometer in our testing position.

For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a brand new calfskin 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.

Please note: Published examples of similar watches can be found in Marco Richon's work Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 403.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 33,086,020
  • Year built: c. 1971
  • Model: Ref. KM6324, Seamaster
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date (push-pull), Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., KM6324, 003780
  • Case condition: The case top presents as mint. The back has one area of aging around the very edge and two tiny pin pricks on the back. On the wrist it presents as mint.
  • Dimensions: 34.5mm wide (excluding crown), 40.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Brushed silver, signed Omega Seamaster, applied gold baton indexes topped with black, aperture for the date, technical construction with prominent 1/5 second markings, expertly restored to mint condition
  • Hands: Original, steel "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 563, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co. Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, 563
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. 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: 18mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, unsigned or no longer signed Omega, likely original Omega and no longer signed, vintage, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping time on par with a brand new Omega chronometer 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 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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