1973 Omega Vintage Seamaster Large Uncommon Retro Mens Watch, Automatic, Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7651

Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored Omega Seamaster from c. 1973. It is an uncommon model - one of the first automatic Seamasters in a non-round case.

It has a pleasingly large (for the era) 38mm case.

It is a later model vintage Seamaster. Built at a time when the quartz revolution was taking hold and Omega was cutting costs, this watch with automatic Cal. 1012 movement with quick-setting date carried on the mechanical tradition of the Seamaster. It is the finer higher jeweled version of the 101x series, with twenty-three jewels, six more than in the caliber 1010.

A slightly underappreciated Omega, it has a cool retro style and great presence on the wrist. The dial has a slight electric blue quality to it because of its gloss finish and the markers are very tall - they give the dial a wonderful three-dimensional quality that only the photo of the watch facing forward could begin to show.

Omega used its brand new-at-the-time slim automatic winding system which allowed the movement to fit into an elegant rectangular watch without it becoming to bulky.

It features a screwed in case back for water-resistance.

It is fully Omega down to the original hands and signed winding crown.

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. Our photos couldn't do it justice!

Its large case is in beautiful condition. It shows light signs of previous polishing to the case back. On the wrist it presents as perfect mint. Its original dial has been meticulously refinished - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.

A Master Watchmaker has disassembled it down to its last screw and overhauled it. It winds very smoothly.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

A four and a half decade old Omega that presents almost like new!

The watch's page on the official Omega site can be found here.

Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and marry a striking look with a high performance movement.

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 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial number: 37,298,731
  • Year made: c. 1973
  • Model: Seamaster, Ref. 166.0138
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Beautiful condition. The case back only shows lights signs of previous polishing and very slight remnants of wear. On the wrist it presents as perfect mint.
  • Dimensions: 38mm diameter (excluding crown), 40.6mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Royal blue with a slight electric blue glossiness since it doesn't have a soliel finish, very tall 3-dimensional hand-riveted silver baton indexes topped with white, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds track and luminous dots, perfectly refinished. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
  • Hands: Original, whitened "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 1012, copper colored, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, 23 Jewels, 1012
  • Jewels: 23 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 28,800 BPH
  • Band: 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: 22mm
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It winds smoothly.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It winds very smoothly. 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
  • 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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