1976 Omega Seamaster De Ville Vintage Automatic Mens Watch - 14K Gold with Boxes & Papers


Item No. 7780

Today's offering showcases this beautiful Omega Seamaster De Ville in 14K gold. It is an uncommon model made for the U.S. market with its original papers, booklets, box, and box tag, a complete set.

The Seamaster DeVille, showcasing both refinement and high function, was the most important Omega line from a sales perspective in the latter part of the 1960's into the 1970's. It featured a monocoque - or one piece - case which insured water resistance and a slim, elegant profile.

It is a one owner watch, formerly the property of the late Mr. Martin T. Lehman. Mr. Lehman, of Johnson City, a Christian man, was a veteran of World War II. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force 416th Bomb Group and later as a 33 year employee of I.B.M. He was given this watch as a member of the company's Quarter Century Club and is inscribed such on the back.

Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 563 movement, and one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. Arguably the finest mass-produced automatic movement from era, despite the appreciation it receives it too remains not yet fully appreciated. It has 17 jewels and a quick-setting date.

The case measures 34mm in diameter without the crown, the diameter of a Rolex Date watch.

We are pleased to offer it in all-original condition down to the original band. It is as honest as they come. The case is near mint plus with light wear and is untouched. A light polish could make it present as close to mint.

Its untouched original dial is perfect mint. And is movement is near pristine. Photos of the inside available upon request.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. It winds smoothly and is keeping accurate time.

We have left the original band on the watch. For the finishing touch we are also including a new black Teju lizard skin band.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 28,274,264
  • Year sold: c. 1976 (gifted on December 17th)
  • Model: Seamaster De Ville, Ref. KM6610 / LL6590-1 (this reference was produced with caliber 563 or 560 movements).
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold (solid gold bezel) and stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., KM6610 / LL6590-1, 354,677
  • Case markings (outside): IBM Quarter Century Club, Presented to Martin T. Lehman in recognition of 25 years of service, December 17, 1976
  • Case condition: Near mint plus with light wear. It has never been polished. A light polishing could make it present as close to mint.
  • Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with outer minutes/seconds chapter, signed Omega Seamaster De Ville, gold hand-riveted baton indexes topped with black, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, blackened gold "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 563, copper colored, self-winding, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring
  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 563, Seventeen (17) Jewels
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
  • Band: 1. Original, Teju lizard, serviceable condition 2. Genuine Teju, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of lizard and other straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 18mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, original, very good condition. Please inquire if you would like a brand new crystal installed.
  • Serviced: Our watchmaker has just fully disassembled the movement down the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It winds smoothly and is keeping 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Box/Papers: Yes, a complete set. Original box, papers, booklets, and box tag
  • 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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