Today's offering showcases this very handsome example of one of Omega's classic vintage gent's watches that presents in mint restored condition.
Living up to its name as one of the elegant and sophisticated "De Ville" models, it has a classic and elegant case, strong black dial, and automatic caliber 1012 movement used in Seamasters from the era.
The case has a full size diameter - it measures 35mm without the date, about the same width as a Rolex Datejust.
It is a seldom seen model we think was made only for the Japanese market. Our research turned up less than a handful of other examples and they had the upgraded chronometer grade cal. 1011 movement and were badged on the dial as Constellations, although they were otherwise identical to this watch.
We have owned a previous example that is identical in construction and badging to this one.
It is fully Omega and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The photos couldn't do it justice.
The case presents as mint. The original dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
The movement has been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker and is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand new Omega in our testing position.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
A nearly half-century old Omega that looks 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 graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 22 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 36,187,0x4
Year built: c. 1973
Model: De Ville, Ref. ST 167.754 / 165.753 5321
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown - 37mm including) by 41mm long
Dial: Gloss black, signed Omega, steel baton indexes, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 1012, copper colored, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, equipped with aftermarket Omega style buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of other straps.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, unsigned or no longer signed, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true, keeping time on par with a brand 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 email@example.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.