Today's offering showcases this rare example of an Omega Geneve ref. ST 166.0124 divers watch with rotating elapsed time bezel.
These are cool watches that are very seldom seen even by the seasoned Omega collector.
It has a Gerald Genta-style case with diver's bezel, matte black dial, automatic Omega caliber 1481 movement with quick-setting date, and distinctively retro styled original bracelet.
It has all of its original parts down to even the original signed crystal! It presents in beautiful condition.
The body and back of the case are gorgeous mint. The bezel still retains its original factory finish and has only fairly light wear that is visible and at times to degrees depending on the viewing angle - it was difficult getting the camera to pick it up. Otherwise the case presents as mint. The dial has been previously refinished. With the exception of the Geneve script, which was done in an earlier period font, the rest of the dial presents perfectly and could pass as Omega factory done.
A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value). Photos of the inside available upon request.
Like a brand new Omega chronometer, the watch continues to keep perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
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.
Omega Geneve line:
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 the Genevan Observatory where the early 30mm calibers set a number of records.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: 34,694,757
Year built: c. 1976
Model: Geneve; Ref. ST 166.0124
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Push Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Close to mint with light wear on the bezel, which maintains its original finish. Depending on the angle it can be visible or difficult to see. The body and back of the case are gorgeous mint.
Dimensions: 35mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black with large retro styled steel indexes, signed Omega, aperture for the date, outer minute track, previously refinished - Geneve was done in an earlier period script
Hands: Original, "wide boy" steel batons topped with white
Movement type: Caliber 1481, self-winding, 17 jewels, shock resistant
Jewels: 17 rubies
Beat frequency: 21,600 BPH
Band: Original integrated ref. 1189/191 bracelet, fits a wrist up to approx. just over 7 inches, adjustable. The finish presents as mint with fairly mild to moderate stretch.
Crystal: Acrylic, signed Omega, original, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Like a brand new Omega chronometer, the watch continues to keep perfect chronometer grade time in all five testing positions. 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 C.O.T. 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.