Today's offering showcases this superior restored example of one of Omega's vintage gent's classic Geneve watches. It has essentially the same case construction as a Seamaster but was sold under the Geneve model name.
It features a strong matte black dial, classic steel case and automatic caliber 1481 Omega movement with quick-setting date.
It is full size for the era measuring 35mm in diameter - one millimeter larger than a Rolex Date and one millimeter smaller than a Datejust.
It has fully Omega parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition.
The case presents as mint. On the wrist the case presents like new with crisp lines. The dial has been restored. With the exception of the Geneve script, which was done in an earlier period font, the rest of the dial presents perfectly and could pass as Omega factory done.
A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Omega new-old-stock parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation in five chronometer positions (a $595 value).
We have also timed the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and it continues to keep time virtually on par with a brand new Omega chronometer.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with a new Calfskin leather strap with aftermarket Omega style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
A half-century old Omega that presents like new on the wrist!
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.
Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning world-wide honors and fame.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega timepieces rank with those from the world's fine Swiss firms.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 34,704,494
Year built: c. 1972
Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 166.0098
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, 1660098
Case condition: Mint with light signs of previous polishing to the case back. It retains strong lines.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 41.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black with white printing, signed Omega, steel baton indexes topped with white. With the exception of the Geneve script, which was done in an earlier period font, the rest of the dial presents perfectly and could pass as Omega factory done.
Hands: Original, whitened steel batons
Movement type: Omega caliber 1481, copper colored, self-winding, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., 1481, Swiss
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. 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, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Omega new-old-stock parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation in five chronometer positions (a $595 value). If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm. 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.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also timed the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and it continues to keep time virtually on par with a brand new Omega chronometer.
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
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.