1976 Omega Vintage Mens Full Size Rare 1310 "Megaquartz" Watch - 18K Gold Plated & Stainless Steel


Item No. 8622

Today's offering showcases this cool and classic mens Omega Seamaster with historically significant early day date quartz movement. A rare model, it has a classic yet elegant retro look to it.

It is a prime example of a classic 70's era Omega, built in the early days of what would become the quartz explosion.

Powering the watch is Omega's very first in-house quartz movement, the caliber 1310 "Megaquartz." Not only was the movement Omega's first in-house quartz movement, it was also the first Swiss electronic caliber to be produced in larger numbers.

While collectors know that mechanical watches are prized above quartz ones in collecting circles, this is a quartz watch to be fully appreciated. Besides its historical significance, both for horology and for the world at large, where quartz watches are still the most widely worn watches by far, it is unusually high quality, and it's impressive quartz movement really earns its "Mega" name.

Despite the economic pressure brought-on by the quartz revolution, Omega maintained a lofty standard, and built an innovative and high-quality movement. It was not entirely a cost reduction undertaking - while it doesn't have some of the decoration and finishing of a mechanical movement, it is filled with an intricate assemblage of plates and wheels not commonly seen in today's quartz watches. And it was designed to be extremely accurate and surpass the other quartz movements of its day. And it also was equipped with an improved time-zone for easy changing of the date and time-zone and seconds adjustment system.

We are pleased to offer it in gorgeous condition. It is 100% Omega down to the signed Omega crystal and even the waterproofing seal! It presents as a 9.7 out of 10. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.

Its full size 37mm case presents as mint - the gold plating appears to have been redone. Its dial, which appears to be original, presents as mint to the naked eye. And its movement is functioning very well.

A Master Watchmaker has just installed a new battery and performed any needed servicing on the watch.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

Don't miss the chance to own this important part of Omega’s history and Swiss quartz movement development.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 39,964,526
  • Year made: c. 1976
  • Model: Seamaster, Ref. MD 196.0065
  • Functions: Hours (Quick-Setting), Minutes, Date, Day, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Gold-plated and stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Fab. Suisse, Swiss Made, Lunette Plaque or 20 Microns, Fond Acier Inoxydable, 196.0065
  • Case condition: Presents as mint - the gold plating appears to have been redone. The back is covered by a protective sticker.
  • Dimensions: 37mm diameter (excluding crown) by 41mm long lug tip to tip
  • Dial: Gold with gold applied baton indexes, aperture for the date, outer minutes/seconds track, luminous hour dots, appears to be original, presents as mint condition to the naked eye
  • Hands: Original, blackened gold "batons", very lightly aged original luminous
  • Movement type: Omega caliber 1310 quartz movement with gilt plating, eight jewels
  • Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Eight Jewels, Unadjusted, 1310
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, signed Omega, original, very good condition
  • Servicing: A new battery has been installed and any needed servicing performed by a Master Watchmaker. 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 concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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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