We have here a fantastic Omega Seamaster De Ville from 1963, reference 14910.SC 62. It is an excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s. The watch has a stunning, aged champagne dial with a subtle sunburst effect. This is probably one of the most impressive and evenly-aged dials we have seen on a vintage Omega for sometime. The chrome, baton markers are slightly pointed, with double baton markers at north, south, east and west. The dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with Omega's famous logo at 12 o'clock. At 6 o'clock, the dial is signed 'Seamaster, De Ville' and the date window is at 3 o'clock. In the centre ate the straight, chrome hour and minute hands, which are completed with a sweeping central seconds hand.
The 34.5mm, stainless steel, moncoque/front-loading case has straight lugs, giving it that crisp and sleek, 1960s style. Inside is the automatic, Omega caliber 562, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've kept the watch on its original, stainless steel, Beads of Rice bracelet, but it looks great on leather too. This is one of those watches whose timeless design looks as good today as it would have in the 1960s!
Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie and can be switched from bracelet to strap at your leisure. The Seamaster De Ville is one of our favourite, classic 1960s vintage watches and one of our top Omega sellers.
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1963
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover