1974 Omega Geneve Vintage Mens Automatic Bracelet Watch, Quick-Setting Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 9691

Today's offering showcases this distinctively retro styled example of one of Omega's vintage gent's Geneve watches.

It is a classic retro Omega with tonneau case, integrated bracelet, blue vignette dial, and automatic movement with quick-setting date.

Powering it is Omega's automatic caliber 1012 engine found in Seamasters and other models from the era. It has 23 jewels, seven more than most Omega's from the era.

It has all of its original parts down to even the crystal!

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The rugged yet shapely case with water-resistant style screw down back presents as just short of mint with a few light remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist the case presents as gorgeous mint.

Its striking dial, with its classic 70's vignette coloring, has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. We really love the tuxedo striping on the markers. It gives them a wonderful reflective quality.

As part of the restoration, a Master Watchmaker has just fully overhauled the movement. It is clean and 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.

Note: The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here.

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, and Prince William, also 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.

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

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial number: 38,147,808
  • Year built: c. 1974
  • Model: Geneve, Ref. 166.0173
  • 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, 166.0191 / 366.0835
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with a few light remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist the case presents as gorgeous mint.
  • Dimensions: 36.3mm wide (excluding crown), 45mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Blue vignette - blue at the center that fades to black around the periphery, steel indexes, outer minute track, luminous dots, expertly restored. It has a much deeper and richer darker tone than our photos suggest. They couldn't begin to do it justice.
  • Hands: Original, steel 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: Original bracelet, signed Omega, adjustable, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 8 inches, adjustable, fairly mild stretch, finish presents as mint condition
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original, signed Omega, 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 keeping very accurate time.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
  • 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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