1972 Omega Large Cosmic 2000 Automatic Date Model 166.0129
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Omega Seamaster Cosmic model 166.0129, circa 1972. Stainless steel case with unique 'Cosmic 2000' waterproof-designed case, where the outer bezel frame and movement are housed in inner sealed tub. The watch is in pristine condition with the engraved Seamaster logo on the back of the case. Original graphite grey Omega dial with some light ageing, 1 or 2 light marks only. The original mineral crystal has no marks and the watch has the original signed Omega crown. The movement is an automatic calibre 1022, complete with hacking. The watch has the day and date functions, with day wheel in English. The watch is in excellent mechanical condition, and has been serviced and time tested by ourselves. Comes in a presentation box with our 'Authentic Omega' card certifying authenticity.
During the late 1960s and 1970s, Omega produced a series of timepieces under the “Seamaster Cosmic” name, which sought to capitalise on Omega’s NASA/space travel heritage, and breathe new life into their Seamaster collection with casual and dress watches that embraced a more modern and futuristic design. Omega produced the Seamaster Cosmic in a number of different styles and configurations, including a dive watch with an integrated bracelet; however the general design language of the Cosmic revolves around cushion-shaped cases, and dials that either have “crosshair” markings or checkered minute tracks. Additionally, many Seamaster Cosmic watches used front-loading, single-piece cases, or a double case design with an integrated bracelet, like the Seamaster Cosmic 200 diver.
The watch on offer here represents an early example of the model and features both the day and date complication at the 3 o’clock position on the dial. The beautiful metallic silvered graphite grey dial sets the stage for really elegant appearance which is fittingly finished with steel baton indices and white hands. The applied Omega logo adds an additional flair to the dial which has aged nicely and shows signs of patina to the edge of the dial, which is in line with the age and reinforces the originality of this piece.
What we think
The 39mm stainless steel case forms a great presence on ones wrist, which in part is due to the nicely rounded bezel, but also due to the generous size for a watch of this era, which in turn leaves a timeless and contemporary feel to the watch. Beating inside is the cal. 1022, with straight line lever escapement. A fantastic addition to anyone's collection.
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example and a better complete packaged, which also holds its own with most Omega watches made today.
Age : 1970-1979
Specific Age : 1972
Case Size : 39mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : no
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover
Brand : Omega
SKU : AWCOM1972
Case Size : 38mm