1972 Omega Genève Automatic Day/Date in Stainless Steel Model 166.0169 with Original Omega Strap and Buckle

Product Code: AWCOM5691

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here an impressive Omega Genève Day/Date, model 166.0169, from 1972.  It has a gorgeous, silvered dial with slim baton markers and slim hour, minute and central seconds hands.  At 12 o'clock, the dial is signed 'Omega, Automatic' with the famous Omega logo and 'Genève' at 6 o'clock.  At 3 o'clock is the day/date window.


The chamfered, 36x43mm, brushed, stainless steel, screw-back case has a contrasting, polished, steel bezel, drawing your eye to the stunning dial.  Inside is the automatic Omega caliber 1022, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a new, blue, canvas strap, but the watch comes with its original Omega strap and Omega buckle.

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

This is another 1970s-defined watch and we just can't get enough of it!  It has the versatility of being both a dress watch and an everyday piece, with a tried and tested Omega caliber within  Perfect for both men and women, first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.


Spec Stuff

Serial : 35526****
Reference : 166.0169
Movement : Cal. 1022
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1972
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness :
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1972 Omega Genève Automatic Day/Date in Stainless Steel Model 166.0169 with Original Omega Strap and Buckle