1968 Omega Geneve Automatic Date Model 166.002 in Stainless Steel Cal 565

Product Code: AWCOM4546

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here a beautiful Omega Geneve, model 166.041, from 1968.  The silvered dial has elegant, onyx-type and chrome baton markers that evoke the sleekness of 1960s design.  The date window sits at 3 o'clock.

The stainless steel, 34.5mm, screw-back case houses the automatic, Omega caliber 565 sits in the stainless steel, screw-back case, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a brown suede strap for a more casual look but it looks equally stunning dressed up too.

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

Nothing screams 'classic watch' like a 1960s Omega and we love this 166.041 model.  It is a great fit for both men and women, and for first-time buyers or the seasoned collector.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 2755****
Reference : 166.041
Movement : Automatic Cal 552
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1968
Case Size : 34.5mm
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1968 Omega Geneve Automatic Date Model 166.002 in Stainless Steel Cal 565