A stainless steel Omega Seamaster De Ville reference 166.020 from 1965. An excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s. Omega Seamaster De Ville with a stunning, linen dial and chrome marker and straight, chrome hands combo with beautifully aged lume, fully serviced Omega 562 caliber movement. signed omega crown and vintage period omega buckle.
The Seamaster De Ville is one of our favourite, classic 1960s vintage watches and one of our top classic vintage Omega sellers. Powered by the reliable Omega calibre 562 automatic movement and encased in a 34.4mm monocoque front loading case, its timeless design looks as good today as it would have in 1966.
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example
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.
What we think
About as good a vintage, preowned Omega as you will find. Looks great on males and females alike, a 1960s Omega Seamaster De Ville is a must have in any vintage watch collection. Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly. Like all our stock comes with 12 months non waterproof service cover.
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1965
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