The wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a classic example of one of Omega's vintage gent's Geneve watches.
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.
It features a classic, waterproof style tonneau case, royal blue dial with baton markers, and automatic Omega movement with quick-setting date.
It is full size measuring just under 36mm in diameter - about the size of a Rolex Datejust.
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 is fully Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown and even the signed Omega crystal!
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. The case presents as mint with light signs of having been polished, and the dial 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 running strong and true.
For the finishing touch it has been equipped with a brand new leather strap 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 attesting to its performance.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, and Ernie Els Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's best Swiss firms.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial Number: 38,869,812
Year built: c. 1974
Model: Geneve, Ref. 166.0168
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 166.0168
Case condition: Mint
Dimensions: 35.5mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: Royal blue, signed Omega, steel baton indexes topped with white, outer minute track, luminous dots, expertly restored
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: 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: 18mm
Crystal type: Armoured hesalite, signed Omega, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, as part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has overhauled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Running strong and true. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.