1965 Omega Seamaster Geneve Automatic Date Model 166.002 with Patina Dial in Stainless Steel Case

Product Code: AWCOM9820

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here a beautiful Omega Seamaster Genève from 1965.  The silvered dial has a stunning patina to it, giving no doubt to its originality.  Complete with the date window at 3 o'clock, this is a simple and elegant model and one of our favourite of Omega's 1960s designs.  We love the clean lines of the baton markers and baton hands.  Nothing screams 'classic dress watch' like a 1960s Omega.
The 34mm, stainless steel, screw-back case is complete with the Seamaster hippocampus on the case back.  Inside is the automatic, Omega caliber 562, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a black leather strap to dress it up, but it looks good on anything.

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

An Omega Seamaster Genève is a must have for any collection and this particular example is one of the nicest we've seen in a long time - it comes in the original condition with character.  A great fit for both men and women, and perfect for the first-time buyers or seasoned collectors.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 2273****
Reference : 166.002
Movement : Automatic Cal 562
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1965
Case Size : 34mm
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1965 Omega Seamaster Geneve Automatic Date Model 166.002 with Patina Dial in Stainless Steel Case