1965 Omega Seamaster Automatic Model 165003 with Satin Silvered Dial in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM0028

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This Watch

We have here a beautiful Omega Seamaster Automatic 165.003 from 1965.  There is a crispness to the satin silvered dial which is so evocative of 1960s design.  We love the clean lines of the baton markers and Dauphine hands which give a sense of symmetry to the dial.  Nothing screams 'classic dress watch' like a 1960s Omega.
The 34.5mm, stainless steel, screw-back case makes for a comfortable wear on the wrist for both him and her.  An Omega-signed crown and the famous Omega Seamaster hippocampus logo on the case back complete the case.  Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 552, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a black Omega-branded leather strap and the watch comes with its original Omega buckle.

Extra Points 

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

Reference 165.003 was advertised within Omega’s International Collection between 1962 and 1969. The model has a smart, angular case design with multi-faceted lugs and a flat bezel. This version of the model has a silvered dial with applied steel indexes and hands which are centrally set with black inserts. The silvered dial has very light and even oxidation across the surface. Automatically wound, the watch is powered by the Omega calibre 552 movement with 24 jewels and precision regulation. Omega Seamaster is a must have for any collection and this particular example is one of the nicest we've seen in a long time, and it comes with the original buckle!  It is a great fit for both men and women, and for first-time buyers or the seasoned collector.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 2260****
Reference : 165.003
Movement : Automatic Cal 552
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1965
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 10.5mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm
Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1965 Omega Seamaster Automatic Model 165003 with Satin Silvered Dial in Stainless Steel