An Omega Geneve stainless steel gentlemans' automatic calendar wristwatch manufactured 50 years ago in 1969, in very good original un-restored condition. A number of my customers buy a watch as a special present to mark a significant birthday so this one will eminently serve that purpose. The watch houses the cal. 565 24 jewel movement, considered to one of the finest automatic mechanisms ever manufactured by Omega. The case and dial present very well on the wrist and the movement is running strongly and keeping time with the quick set calendar function operating correctly. It is signed four times, on the dial, case, crown and movement. 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, suitable for everyday use and in my view far superior.
Dial: factory original with a satin silver finish, signed "Omega Automatic Swiss Made" with silver coloured batons with black inserts marking the hours. The hands are in good shape and the crystal is clean and clear. The dial is showing light patina which you will always find with a used watch of this age but the condition is far too good to contemplate any restoration which would spoil the originality of this lovely watch and diminish its value.
Case: stainless steel in good condition, presenting well on the wrist and measuring approximately 35 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 42 mm from lug to lug. It is signed Omega on the inside of the screw back cover. The case shows the inevitable signs of use over the years but no dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: cal. 565 automatic movement with 24 jewels, running strongly and keeping time with the quick set calendar function operating correctly. The serial number dates the watch to 1969.
Strap: fitted with a new generic brown leather strap which attached to the watch the strap measures approximately 214 mm from buckle tip to last hole.