A fabulous Omega De Ville 9 carat solid gold gentlemans' automatic calendar wristwatch, manufactured for the UK market some 57 years ago in 1962. It is in excellent overall condition. The case and dial present beautifully on the wrist and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running well and keeping time with the calendar function operating correctly. The watch is fitted with a new old stock Omega Swiss made strap to which is fitted an Omega buckle. The crystal was replaced recently. Signed six times, on the dial, case, crown, movement, strap and buckle, authenticity is guaranteed.
Vintage Omega watches are now rapidly increasing in value. And when you look at the price of a new Omega watches, which in my opinion lack both the style, quality and robustness of vintage timepieces, it is little wonder why. They are currently less than a third of the price of a new model, they should continue to run reliably for many years to come and the style is far superior in my view.
Dial: in excellent condition, finished in satin silver and signed "Omega Automatic De Ville Swiss Made". Applied gold coloured batons mark the hours. The hands are in good shape and the recently replaced crystal is clean and clear. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration to a high standard, back to as it looked when new.
Case: 9 carat solid gold in very good condition, measuring approximately 33 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 40 mm from lug to lug. It is signed Omega on the inside of the back cover and hallmarked as 9 carat gold with a Birmingham UK Assay. The case shows the inevitable signs of responsible use over the years but no evidence of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: high grade cal.562 Omega automatic movement with 24 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1962.
Strap: fitted with a new old stock brown leather strap, signed "Omega" with a gold plated Omega buckle. Attached to the watch it measures approximately 215 mm from buckle tip to last hole.