1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
Ref: 166.0195

1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 Omega Service
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Specification

Reference : 166.0195
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 1012
Age :¬†ÔĽŅ1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1974
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm
Lugs : 
9.5mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Omega Service Box & Service Paperwork
Case Material : 
ÔĽŅStainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Month NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with a new Omega Service box & Omega paperwork, including paperwork for a Full Omega Service, collected in December 2022. The watch comes paired with its original chunky integrated stainless steel Omega signed bracelet with folding jewellery clasp, an additional link is provided, and this will fit a 7.15inch wrist. The watch is from Circa. 1974 and is sold in worn condition, though as you can see from the photos, the watch is in great overall condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have a 1974 Omega Seamaster Cosmic 166.0195 that has a 37mm stainless steel tonneau-shaped case polished and brushed finished with integrated lugs that fit the integrated bracelet perfectly, a lug-to-lug length of 41.5mm and a case thickness of just 9mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side sits a signed crown, the polished bezel holds a raised acrylic crystal protecting a stunning sunburst anthracite grey dial. The applied baton indexes have a lume pip indicating the hours, at 3 o’clock a framed date window, elegant slim Service sword hands have LumiNova infill, complemented with a needle sweeping seconds hand. At 12 o’clock we have an applied Omega, with Automatic printed underneath, and at 6 o’clock “Seamaster Cosmic ''. On the reverse, a pressure-fit case back with the embossed Hippocampus along with Seamaster, the seahorse on the case back represents Neptune the God of the sea. It was conceived by Pierre Borie after seeing a picture of Neptune riding a chariot pulled by seahorses, it is the reason why the seahorses are wearing a bridle. Inside we have an automatic Omega Cal. 1012, 23 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, has hacking and quick set-date functions for your convenience. Fitted on its original chunky integrated Omega bracelet with a satin-brushed finish and a signed folding jewellery clasp, the watch comes with a new Omega Service box & Omega paperwork, including paperwork for a Full Omega Service, collected in December 2022.


Personal Note

It will come as no surprise that this is a personal favourite of mine in this week's drop, the case shape and angles are so unapologetically 1970s, and then we come to the bracelet, built in the same way, by who I believe is, the same bracelet manufacturer of many Zeniths and other brands at the same time. The dial colour is incredible and the way this watch looks and wears is great too, I wouldn't hesitate on this if you are looking for a great 1970s watch!


The Brand

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. in 1848 founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds. When he died in 1879, his sons carried on his dream. In 1880 they moved to 96 Rue Jakob-Stampfli where they remain today.¬†The brothers produced their first mass-produced calibre, the Labrador In 1885. Just a few years later in 1892, they produced the first minute-repeater.¬†In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA.¬†During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army.¬†In 1930, Omega and Tissot merged together to form Soci√©t√© Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlog√®re (SSIH) In 1931, another group was formed - Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG). Where SSIH was primarily French-speaking, ASUAG was founded by the more German-speaking members of the Swiss watch industry.¬†In 1948 they introduced the first edition of one of its most symbolic watches: the Seamaster.¬†Omega first introduced the Constellation in 1952. At the time it was Omega's flagship timepiece. The first models had a Cal. 354 bumper movement in them. Later in 1955, Omega introduced the Automatic Cal. 50x, followed in 1959 by the Cal.55x (no date) and 56x (date) versions. Many of the Constellations came with pie-pan dials, diamond indexes, and fancy lug configurations. All the gold Constellations of that time have the Observatory of Geneva hand engraved on the back. The stainless steel and stainless steel/gold versions had a gold medallion on the back with the Observatory of Geneva. The eight stars above the Observatory stand for the many exploits of Omega in the world Chronometer competition. Celebrating the fact that all Constellations are Chronometer Certified.¬†In 1962, when astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster on his Mercury Sigma 7 Mission, making it the first Omega watch to enter space. After rigorous tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice. In 1969, President Nixon famously said it was ‚Äútoo valuable‚ÄĚ and turned down the first-ever all-gold Speedmaster Professional Deluxe.¬†In response to the ever-growing threat of electronic watches to the manufacturers of mechanical watches, Omega and many Swiss brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe formed Centre Electronique Horologer (CEH). Prototypes began to appear in 1967 with their production starting in 1968. Then In 1972, Omega introduced the reference, 198.030, which included the Omega calibre 1250, a ‚Äėtuning-fork electronic movement which was made under licence from Bulova.¬†Later we saw a merger of SSIH and ASUAG into SMH, or Soci√©t√© de Micro√©lectronique et d‚ÄôHorlogerie. This merger took place in 1983.¬†In 1992, the company acquired Blancpain, and in 1998 they officially rebranded themselves from SMH to the Swatch Group. Then, in 1999, they purchased and integrated Breguet into the Swatch Group.