Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored example of one of Omega's classic vintage gent's Geneve watches. It has a water-resistant style case with screw back, gorgeous chocolate brown dial that shifts tone depending on the angle of the light, and quick-setting date.
The dial isn't a vignette by the classic definition - rather than having a lighter center and darker outer area, all areas of the dial shift tone as the light changes. It's stunning, and we prefer it to a true vignette. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
It is fully Omega down to the original hands and signed winding crown. It presents in true expertly restored condition.
The case is just short of perfect mint. It has light remnants of wear to the case back and the Omega logo is still strong. On the wrist it presents as mint. The original Omega dial is a meticulous custom restoration - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
A Master Watchmaker has just overhauled the movement. For the finishing touch a new leather strap has been installed 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.
An four and a half decade old Omega that presents on the wrist like new.
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.
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. They later expanded the use of the model name to other watches like this one.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 38,552,001
Year built: c. 1975
Model: Geneve, Ref. ST 166.0163
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
Case condition: The case is just short of perfect mint. It has light remnants of wear to the case back and the Omega logo is still strong. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Chocolate brown with tone shifting qualities, signed Omega, steel indexes, perfectly custom refinished. The dial isn't a vignette by the classic definition - rather than having a lighter center and darker outer area, all areas of the dial shift tone as the light changes. It's stunning and we prefer it to a true vignette.
Hands: Original, whitened steel batons
Movement type: Cal. 1012, 28 jewels, 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. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors and aftermarket Omega style buckles. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, no longer signed/unsigned, it appears original with the signature no longer visible, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, a Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.