The movement Caliber 552 (engine of the watch) is Automatic self winding which means its purely mechanical (uses gears) and no battery will ever be needed. The watch is working exactly how it should. The date display is obviously a useful / essential tool for some. The original bracelet is obviously very old and well used.
It may look better on a leather strap therefore we can supply a good quality black or brown strap. Please let is know shortly after checkout which you prefer. If needed we can send picture options to ensure you are comfortable with your choice. The seconds hand sweeps around nicely.
Overall very good clean example. Metal: Gold Plated and steel back case.Movement: Automatic Caliber 552 - self winding. Gold Plated Omega stamped bracelet. EU: 2 workings days (via DHL).
They hold their value brilliantly and should actually increase in value over the next few years as they become rarer and rarer. Basically a subtle way to show off the exquisiteness of good taste. Fine Watch Club are used Watch Dealers based in Norwich, England.
You will receive very fast. Some trivia on Omega watches. In 1848 a 23 year old named Louis Brandt is credited with starting the brand which later became Omega. In the early 1900's OMEGA's watches were prized by railroad professionals in China, the United States, Canada and much of Europe. The association between OMEGA and swimming dates back to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.The relationship is still going strong. Omega was a major supplier of watches to large ministries of defense, especially during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The company's timepieces would go on to be used by the armed and special forces of British, France, Italy, USA, Norway, Sweden, Canada to name a few. Important musicians including Elvis, Beatles members & Buddy Holly have been photographed wearing Omega watches including the Constellation range. Past world leaders such as JFK and Mikhail Gorbachev choice of watch. Pope John Paul II wore Omega watches. Before official chronometers, Olympic chronographs or the NASA-approved Speedmasters Omega watches. In 1947 Omega introduced the Seamaster Cosmic Moon Phase wristwatch.
It was the brands first calendar watch to display the time and the date with its hands and day. The Geneva Line, created in 1953, was made as an homage to our workshops in Geneva where OMEGAs best regulators were working. The line was finally discontinued in 1979 as the law in Geneva stipulates that a brand must have a presence in the canton of Geneva to include the word Geneva or any variation of on the dial. Omega has four main vintage watch families today that are well known to everyone interested in the brand: Seamaster, Geneve, Constellation and De Ville. OMEGA SEAMASTER DE VILLE: The Omega De Ville was introduced into the Seamaster range in 1963.
It was considered by Omega to be the ultimate dress-watch, the personification of elegance, but retaining the country sport mantra so eagerly aspired to by certain echelons of society in the 1960s. Although subtle and understated, at its heart remained a very sturdy accurate sports movement in a unique one-piece case. The Omega Seamaster was introduced in 1948. The De Ville version of the Seamaster featured a front-loading case where the access to the movement was gained through the front of the watch rather than the back. The Seamaster De Ville was available from 1963.
The item "Omega Seamaster Caliber 552 Vintage Gold Mens Automatic 1961 serviced watch" is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "fine-watch-club" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.