c. 1969 Omega Seamaster Cosmic Vintage Mens Cal. 565 Automatic Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8002

Today's offering showcases this meticulously restored c. 1969 Omega Seamaster.

It has a cool retro style, beautiful sunburst finished case and royal blue dial with distinctive markers..

Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 565 with 24 jewels (seven more than in many similar Omega's) and quick-setting 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, and the 565 was the highest offering in the series..

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 just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. The case presents as just short of perfect mint with light remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint.

The dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye. It is a rich traditional royal blue that our photos couldn't fully capture.

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.

For the finishing touch a new calfskin 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 the watch's performance.

The model's page on the Omega website can be found here: https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-omega-seamaster-cosmic-st-166-0045

A high-grade classic Seamaster that presents like new on the wrist!

The Seamaster:
Omega is perhaps best known by watch connoisseurs for its Seamaster line of dive watches. Introduced in 1948, they have been embraced by water sports enthusiasts and often marry a striking look with a high performance movement.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. late 1960's
  • Model: Seamaster Cosmic, Ref. 166.045
  • 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, 166045 - Tool 107
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of perfect mint with light remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist it presents as gorgeous mint / like new.
  • 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, automatic, 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: 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. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, appears to be original and no longer signed, 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 concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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