1972 Omega Geneve Vintage Mens Automatic Bracelet Watch, Quick-Setting Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8696

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, and 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. It is clean and running strong and true, keeping very accurate time.

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 Geneve:
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 the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial number: 34,713,859
  • Year built: c. 1972
  • 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, luminous dots, expertly restored
  • Hands: Original, steel batons
  • Movement type: Caliber 1481, self-winding, copper colored, shock resistant
  • Movement markings: : Omega, Swiss, 1481, 34,713,859
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
  • Band: Original, signed Omega 1181, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.75 inches, adjustable, moderate stretch and finish presents as mint
  • Crystal: Acrylic, appears original and no longer signed, 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 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 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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