Today's offering showcases this classic and beautifully restored c. 1969 Omega Seamaster. Powering the watch is Omega's top tier caliber 565 with 24 jewels (seven more than in many similar Omega's) and quick-seting date, one of the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs.
Omega's 500 series was one of the finest mass produced automatics from the era.
It measures approximately 35mm in diameter without the crown, in between the size of a Rolex Date and a Rolex Datejust.
It is 100% Omega down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.
It has had a true expert restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The case presents as just short of mint - the only difference from when it left the factory is that the bezel has been given a high polish finish.
The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. It is is beautiful traditional royal blue.
1950's and 60's Seamasters that feature 500 series movements are excellent buys today because of their quality and relative ease and reasonable cost for servicing.
As part of the restoration the movement has been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker. Although this was not an officially certified chronometer, amazingly, after half a century and an expert servicing it continues to keep chronometer grade time in four of the 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 attesting to the watch's performance.
For the finishing touch a new aftermarket leather strap has been installed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
A high-grade classic Seamaster that presents beautifully on the wrist!
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been were embraced by water sports enthusiasts and often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1969
Model: Seamaster Cosmic, Ref. 166.026
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (excluding crown) by 38mm long lug tip to tip
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster, Waterproof, 166026 - Tool 107
Case condition: Mint with light signs of having been polished
Dial: Royal blue with retro styled steel baton indices, aperture for date, signed Omega, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel, 'batons'
Movement type: Caliber 565, signed Omega, manually wound, finished in copper-beryllium, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator for precision adjustment
Jewels: 24 rubies
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.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced 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.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Although this was not an officially certified chronometer, amazingly, after half a century and an expert servicing it continues to keep chronometer grade time in four of the five testing positions.
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.