Here we have a beautiful Omega Seamaster De Ville from 1965. It is an excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s. We are very excited by the original satin silver dial - it is simple and stylish with signs of even aging! The sleek, chrome, black, stick, hour markers and stick hour, minute and central seconds hands are so evocative of 1960s design. No date window here at 3 o'clock so all symmetrical. The dial is signed with the Omega logo and 'Omega' at 12 o'clock and 'Seamaster, De Ville' at 6 o'clock.
The Seamaster de Ville is one of our favourite classic 1960's vintage watches and one of our top classic vintage Omega sellers. Powered by the reliable Omega calibre 601 mechanical manual wind movement, fully serviced by us and running strongly, and is encased in a 33.5mm monocoque front loading case, its timeless design looks as good today as it would have in 1965. We've paired the watch on a stylish brown lizard grain leather strap, but multiple strap options are available
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
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example. Slim design and a real dress watch indeed. It is the perfect watch for the vintage watch newbie and a must have for every collector! The iconic Seamaster is great first vintage watch.
Age : 1960/1969
Specific Age : 1965
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 38mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover