An all original, stainless steel Omega timepiece with date function and the most spectacular, original, satin, electric blue-effect dial. The dial is the first part of a watch which hits us. Coloured dials are now very popular, especially when they are the original factory fitted correct dials. A beautiful timepiece with original Omega beads of rice style bracelet. Dating from 1969, this watch is in a rare, original and unpolished condition with bracelet option, which can be swapped out for a leather strap should you prefer.
Omega case reference 168.070 with the in-house Omega calibre 565, this watch has quick date change, all encased in a 35 mm screw back case with the Seamaster hippocampus logo on the caseback.
It is classic design with straight chrome hands and batons with the original lume.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group. Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chax de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed it's name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph to be chosen by the NASA in 1965, the first watch worn on the moon.
What we think
About as good a vintage high grade, preowned Omega blue dialled piece as you will find. All original and unpolished with bracelet option. Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly.
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch with a splash of colour you'd be pushed to find a better example and a better complete package. A rare dial and extra bracelet option - a real find!
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1969
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : no
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover