Superb Vintage Omega Seamaster DeVille Automatic Wristwatch.
Omega first introduced the 166.020 model in 1962 and their double ‘branding’ of the model as a Seamaster ‘de Ville’, emphasised the watch’s sporty nature (for which the Seamaster models were well-known) whilst also drawing on the watch’s classic, dress-style look which the ‘De Ville’ range was introduced to represent and judging by this example they nailed that brief.
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Dating this Watch
Using the Serial numbers on the Movement, which are in the 22,400,000 range, we can date this Omega to Circa 1965.
Excellent quality Automatic movement calibre 562, with centre sweep seconds and Semi-quickset date by moving the hands to midnight and back to 9pm the back to midnight until your desired date is reached.
*FULLY Professionally Serviced by us at GungaDin Watches*
The Movement is has some aged related pitting but it is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping Excellent time having been FULLY PROFESSIONALLY serviced by our fantastic in-house Watchmaker.
You will receive a warranty card, please keep this as proof of your Warranty.
Covered by our 3 month limited Warranty, which is free with all purchases that have been serviced by us.
Smashing Original Omega factory vintage dial.
The Dial is very good condition for its age with no real marks to report at all. Lovely Example.
This is the original Untouched 56 year old Vintage Omega factory Dial and what a superb one at that.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Excellent Quality all Stainless Steel Unishell Case. (Opens through Dial side).
Case ref: 166.020
This beautifully constructed Case, oozes class, it is very well proportioned and has the Iconic Omega Seamaster Hippocampus emblem to the Solid caseback.
The Case is in very good condition for its age with no real marks bar a handful of very minor age related marks but nothing to write home about. Most Importantly, unpolished.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 36.8mm
End of lug to lug: 40.4mm
Lug Spacing: 18mm
This Case was rated 30 meters back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it NOT suitable to submerge or get wet unless you have the Case professionally resealed and pressure tested.
Hands, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands are in very good order.
Crystal has been replaced as part of the Service.
Original Omega Crown, in good condition. The Crown is showing resistance during manual winding, this is due to the Original Crown gasket hardening over the period of 56 years, to fix this we would of had to replace the crown, however in the Spirit of Originality we have decided to keep it on there as it does not have any detrimental effect to the operation of the Watch and with the Automatic Winding is a secondary thing anyway.
On its Original Omega 1037 Beads of Rice Bracelet with 18mm 570 end links. The Bracelet fits up to around a 7.25in Wrist with no spare links.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch Box as pictured