An all original, stainless steel Omega timepiece with date function and the most spectacular, original textured, Mosaic effect dial. The dial is the first part of a watch which hits us. Textured dials are now very popular, especially when they are the original factory fitted correct dials. A beautiful timepiece with a real retro feel to it. Dating from 1971, this watch is in a rare, original condition with a light case polish being performed in the workshop when serviced
Omega case reference 166.070 with the in-house Omega calibre 565, this watch has quick date change via the push pull plunge system all encased in a 34.5 mm solid steel screw back case.
It is a classic design with straight chrome hands and batons with the original lume. Notice the usual "lume burn" around the dots at the onxy and chrome markers , Not unusual with these Mosiac dials for the applied luminous paint to react with this type of dial variation and even adds to the proof of originality. We are personally a big fan of any "original" interesting dials on 1970s watches .
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 geneve piece as you will find. Fully serviced by us in our on site workshop and running strongly. Coming on grey canvas type strap and omega type buckle but happy to swap out for a strap of your choice.
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch with a rarer dial variation , something different! you'd be pushed to find a better example and a better complete package. A rare dial with patina and character along with the famous omega caliber 565 under the bonnet.
Age : 1960/69
Specific Age : 1971
Case Size : 34.5mm
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