c. 1961 OMEGA SEAMASTER Vintage Mens Handwound Watch - Stainless Steel
Gorgeous Restored Condition - Fully Omega - 1 Year Warranty
Today's offering showcases this cool and uncommon vintage Seamaster De Ville mens watch.
Unlike most Seamasters from the era which were automatic, this uncommon reference was powered by one of Omega's caliber 600 series handwound movements. The thinner movement allows for a thinner case than with automatic Seamasters. We have generally found all of these examples to circa date to 1961, perhaps the only year it was made.
It measures at approximately 34.3mm in diameter without the crown, just slight ly larger than the size of a Rolex Date watch and two millimeters smaller than a Rolex Datejust.
It has a monocoque - or one piece - case which insured water resistance and slim, elegant profile. The case when new achieved high water resistance ratings by not having a separate case back.
Its dial has wonderful retro styled faceted triangular indices at the primary hours.
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 dial has been meticulously restored - its printing could pass as Omega factory done to the naked eye.
The case presents as gorgeous mint with beautifully crisp edges and corners.
A Master Watchmaker has just freshly disassembled the fine movement, which was originally adjusted to two positions, down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
1960's and early 70's Seamasters are great long-term buys as parts are readily available for their well-made movements, and they're not hard to service.
For the finishing touch a new leather strap has been installed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
The page on the Omega website representing an example of this series can be found here.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
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. 1961
Model: Seamaster, the date version of ref. CK 14775 SC
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Seamaster with Hypocampus emblem, Waterproof
Case condition: Gorgeous mint with beautifully strong lines
Dial: Silver, applied steel faceted triangular and baton indexes, signed Omega Seamaster De Ville, outer minute division, expertly restored
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown)
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: 600 series, signed Omega, manually wound, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement markings: Omega, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted to Two (2) Pos.
Jewels: 17 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.
Crystal type: Acrylic, no longer signed/unsigned, excellent condition
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just freshly disassembled the fine movement, which was originally adjusted to two positions, down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
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.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate