Reference : 166.002
Movement : Omega Automatic Cal. 562
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : 1966
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Unknown Service History
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no original box or original paperwork. The watch does not come with previous service history, it is running and keeping good vintage time, when winding you can feel it is a bit gritty and in need of service sooner rather than later. The dial does feature prominent patina, the photos show this so please judge for yourself. Overall in great cosmetic condition for its vintage age.
I am excited to offer this beautiful 53-year-old Omega Seamaster, very classical and simplistic in its design, which is what makes it so appealing to so many. This lovely example does feature a heavily patina’d dial, which is your choice on how you feel about that, personally, I love it and discuss more it in the "Personal Note" below. This reference sits so perfectly on the wrist at 34mm case size with a small 11mm thickness, it does feel like a perfectly proportioned dress watch.
I think over the next few years we will start to see the prices of these classic Seamaster's only go up, especially with the increasing desire in vintage watches and affordable vintage watches at that!
Patina, a discussion that often splits collectors into different groups, gets the forums into a mess and gets some people incredibly defensive! My take is, as long as it isn't damaging the watch, buy what you like! I personally really like this dial, I think it adds a lot of charm and makes it very unapologetically vintage! I mean, it is 53 years old!