STOLEN ! VINTAGE 1967 14KT GOLD OMEGA SEAMASTER DEVILLE 100% ORIGINAL WITH BOXES, BOOKLET, STRAP BUCKLE ETC. (UNAVAILABLE) STOLEN !
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VINTAGE 1967 14KT GOLD OMEGA SEAMASTER DEVILLE 100% ORIGINAL WITH BOXES, BOOKLET, STRAP BUCKLE ETC
Vintage 1967 14kt Gold Omega Seamaster Deville 100% original with boxes, booklet, strap buckle etc.
This wonderful gentlemen’s Omega was close to the top of the companies waterproof range in 1967.
The model 166.5020 De-Ville was the new ’slim’ version of Omega‘s water-proof line of watches, using a two-piece case with no removable back.
The movement is accessed through the front of the watch once the bezel and glass has been removed. Very ingenious at that time, these new cases were exceptionally well made and the movements within are usually found in perfect condition.
Using the Omega calibre 565 automatic movement with quick-change date, the example that we have here is in very nice condition, which is testament to the wonderful case design which has protected it perfectly over the years.
The solid 14kt gold case measures 34.5mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 40mm tip-to-tip. The case and bezel are in beautiful original condition with no noticeable wear, dings or scratches.
The silvered dial is absolutely beautiful, with contrasting gold baton markers and hands. Signed simply ‘Omega Automatic – Deville’ with ‘Swiss Made below 6.
The watch works faultlessly and keeps very good time. You will notice also the original split-stem type winding crown, which has no real noticeable wear. The watch still retains the original Omega gold-plated buckle, though the original leather part was perished and we have fitted a new alligator-grain one. Purchased new from the Newcastle jeweller ‘Reid and Son’ in 1967, the watch retains the original guarantee booklet, owners booklet & both inner and outer boxes. We don’t see complete full-set solid gold De-Villes very often and certainly not in wonderful condition such as this one.
This watch is currently displayed in our store at The Cliffe Antiques Centre Lewes East Sussex