Today's offering showcases this gorgeously restored example of one of Omega's classic vintage De Ville watches.
Living up to its name as one of the elegant and sophisticated "De Ville" models, it has a classic case and elegant silver dial.
Our photos couldn't come close to doing it justice!
Its monocoque - or one-piece - Omega case, which when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back measures 34mm in diameter - the same size as a Rolex Date model.
Powering the watch is Omega's top-tier caliber 565 movement used in Seamasters from the era, 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 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 has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration the movement has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.
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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
For the finishing touch a new aftermarket leather strap has been installed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
A five decade old Omega that presents like new on the wrist!
Omega watches can be found on the wrists of many prominent figures including Pierce Brosnan, Michael Schumacher, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els, Prince William, and one graced the wrist of President John F. Kennedy. Omega has been the official timekeeper for 21 Olympic Games and is the official chronometer of NASA.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1970
Model: De Ville, Ref. 166.033
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 166.033
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.
Case markings (outside): De Ville, Waterproof, 166.033, Tool 106
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown) by 37mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Silver with steel baton indices, signed Omega, expertly refinished
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
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 24 Jewels, 565
Jewels: 24 rubies
Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH
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.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal: Acrylic, unsigned or no longer signed, vintage, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, as part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has overhauled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 email@example.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.