1973 Omega Genève Automatic Date Model 166.0163 with Stunning Rare Electric Green 'Fumé' Dial

Product Code: AWCOM8073

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

An all original, stainless steel, Omega Genève timepiece with date function and the most spectacular, original, gloss green, spider web, fumé dial.  Understandably, the dial is the first part of a watch that hits us!  Coloured dials are now very popular, especially when they are the original, factory-fitted dials.  Signed 'Omega, Automatic,' with the famous Omega logo at 12 o'clock and 'Genève' at 6, this classic design also has straight, chrome hands and baton markers.  Collectors love the way this dial has aged in a crazy pave/spider web way.

The 35mm, stainless steel, screw-back case is a comfortable wear for both him and her.  Inside is the Omega automatic caliber 1012, complete with quick date change and fully serviced by us and running strongly.  This beautiful timepiece also has the original Omega crown and glass with insignia.  Dating from 1973, this watch is in a rare, original and well looked-after condition.  Strap options are available (we realise this might be too much green for some people!) and can be swapped out on request.

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.

Fully serviced by us in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

About as good a vintage, all original, high-grade, preowned Omega with a green dial as you will find.  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 - a rare dial and a real find!


Spec Stuff

Serial : 8073****
Reference : 166.0136
Movement :  Cal 1012
Age : 1970/73
Specific Age : 1973
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
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Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover 

1973 Omega Genève Automatic Date Model 166.0163 with Stunning Rare Electric Green 'Fumé' Dial