A fabulous Omega Seamaster De Ville 14 carat solid gold gentlemans' automatic wristwatch manufactured 50 years ago in 1968, in great original un-restored condition. The case and dial present beautifully on the wrist. The watch has a factory original Omega crystal, signed with the Omega emblem etched into the centre. Having been professionally serviced in April this year, the movement is running strongly and keeping time. A service now costs upwards of £200 if the work is carried out by an independent horologist (much more by Omega) and as the next service should not be required for some years, please factor this in when considering my competitive asking price for this watch. It has also has just been fitted with a new good quality leather strap so it is ready to wear and enjoy. The watch is signed five times, on the dial, case, crown, crystal 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, should continue to run reliably for many years to come and the style is far superior in my view.
Dial: factory original, finished in satin silver and signed "Omega Automatic Seamaster De Ville Swiss Made". Applied gold coloured batons with black inserts mark the hours. The hands are in good shape and the signed crystal is clean and clear.
Case: 14 carat solid gold, hallmarked between the lugs at one end. The case is in very good condition, measuring approximately 34 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 41 mm from lug to lug. It is signed Omega on the inside of the back cover. The case shows the inevitable signs of responsible use over the years but no dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to point out to you.
Movement: cal. 550 automatic movement with 17 jewels, serviced in April 2018, running strongly and keeping time. The serial number dates the watch to 1968.
Strap: fitted with a new generic brown leather strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.