Today's offering showcases this classic and meticulously restored c. 1970 Omega Seamaster Cosmic.
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 565 movement, the last superior 500's series movements used before Omega began trying to reduce their costs. With 24 jewels and a quick-setting date, it was the top tier offering of the famous 500 series and is one of the finest mass-produced automatic movements 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 just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition.
The case presents as just short of mint with very slight light signs of the back having been previously polished - all of the wording is still very legible. On the wrist it presents as mint. The dial, which has cool textured retro styled baton markers, is a perfect restoration - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration the movement has just been fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker. It is keeping very accurate time.
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.
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 like new on the wrist!
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.
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 37.5mm long lug tip to tip
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster, Waterproof, 166026 - Tool 107
Case condition: Just short of perfect mint with very slight signs of the back having been previously polished - all of the wording is very legible. On the wrist it presents as mint.
Dial: Silver with cool retro styled steel baton indices, aperture for date, signed Omega, perfectly restored
Hands: Original, steel, 'batons' - the bit of aging shown in the very magnified photos does not present strongly in person.
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.
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.