Vintage Omega Seamaster Automatic "Big Yellow" 166.066 c.1971.

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The Watch
 
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The Omega Seamaster is one of the best-known watches out there, with a lengthy history that spans from 1948 up to today. From its utilitarian presence on the wrists of personnel in the British Royal Navy to its current status as James Bond's go-to watch, you honestly can't go wrong with an Omega Seamaster.
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This Seamaster 166.066 was built in 1971 and is fondly known as the "Big Yellow" owing to its large 42mm Steel Case and Inner Yellow Bezel. Made for "Open Air" sports this reference was made only for one year 1970-71.

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This particular "Big Yellow" is in lovely honest Original pre-owned condition, completely unpolished, the Watch displays signs of use throughout. The Silver Linen dial is a real pleasure and embodies everything we love about Vintage Omega.The 42mm steel case is large for the era, but perfect for wear today.

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View this Big Yellow in a video: here 

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The Specs


Age: c.1971.
Reference: 166.066.
Movement: Automatic with Date Wheel, Sweep Seconds and Quickset Date (advance the date by pushing and pulling the crown in and out fully into position 2.)
Calibre: 565.
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Fully Serviced May 2023.
Dial: Original Omega Factory Linen Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 42mm/43.5mm End to End: 44.5mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Believed to be the Original Crystal.
Crown: Original Signed Omega Crown. 
Strap/Bracelet: New 22mm Hirsch Ayrton Black and Yellow Rubber Strap with Black Buckle.
Lug Width: 22mm


Getting Acquainted

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Bits that stand out:
- Awesome Linen Dial.
- Unpolished Case.
- Yellow Inner Bezel.
- Perfect for the Summer.
-Hard to find good honest examples.

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Nitty Gritty:
- The Case has marks and scratches throughout.
- Original Crystal has markings and Scratches throughout.
- Some Paint Loss to the Inner Yellow Ring.

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Overall the Seamaster is in nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in a lovely condition with some small age related marks.
Steel Case is in fair condition. Nice to see one unpolished.
The caseback is very nice.
The Crown is signed Omega and is original.
Original Crystal has scratches and markings throughout.
Hands are in nice order.
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Photographed on a 7in Wrist.