1966 Omega Automatic Seamaster De Ville Date Model 166.020 Wristwatch with Patina Dial and Hippocampus Back in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM8574

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This Watch

We have here a Omega Seamaster De Ville from 1966.  This is an excellent example of a tried and tested favourite from the 1960s.  There is zero doubt about the originality of this dial!  A perfect amount of age and an even patina gives this watch a one-of-a-kind dial.  The chrome and onyx baton makers complement the straight hour, minute and central seconds hands.  At 3 o'clock is the date function.  The dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'Seamaster De Ville' at 6 o'clock.


The 34mm, stainless steel, front-loading/monocoque case has an Omega-signed crown and the classic 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 plain, black leather strap to let the dial do the talking and make those gorgeous onyx batons pop, but it's such a versatile watch that it can wear anything.  We've also paired the watch with a period Omega buckle.  This is a timeless design and it looks as good today as it did in 1966.


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.

Fully serviced by us in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.


What we think

About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find and a perfect piece for the vintage enthusiast who looks for a watch with age rather than looking brand new.  Looks great on males and females alike, a 1960s Omega Seamaster De Ville is a must have in any watch collection.  The Seamaster De Ville is one of our favourite, classic 1960s vintage watches and one of our top classic vintage Omega sellers. 


Spec Stuff

Serial : 2308****
Reference : 166.020
Movement :  Cal 562
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1966
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
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Condition :
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Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover

1966 Omega Automatic Seamaster De Ville Date Model 166.020 Wristwatch with Patina Dial and Hippocampus Back in Stainless Steel