Case: Stainless steel case with screw down case back marked 165024. Original, untouched condition. This has not been polished, and it looks like it! Perfect for the vintage purist who wants everything authentic and original. I’ll leave it up to you whether you choose to polish the case, but you won’t find me messing with the original contours and lines on this beautiful case design. The case back shows appropriate wear to the Sea Monster logo–you can be sure that this isn’t a “new vintage” case back replacement.
Original bi-directional bakelite bezel as pictured. Note the aging, fading, and honest wear–gives a real warmth to this classic.
Crown: Original large signed Omega NAIAD crown that uses rubber seals instead of a screw down threaded crown and tube
Dial: Original, factory finished black Omega dial with some beautiful patina on the luminous markers and hands. The lume material has a very very faint glow if you observe it in a pitch dark room. Appropriately signed “T SWISS MADE T” at 6 O’Clock.
I’ll draw your attention to a few minor imperfections: a ‘ping’ at the 8 O’Clock position and tiny blemish at the 9 O’Clock position. These blemishes are are quite minor and are only noticeable when you observe the dial from a certain angle in good light. They’re not visible in the pictures, so you can see even with professional, studio-grade photographic strobe lights, the blemishes don’t stand out.
Crystal: Original Omega armored Hesalite crystal with floating Omega logo visible in center. Note that I have polished the acrylic since the pictures were taken so that scratches in the crystal don’t detract from the famous legibility of this dial design.
Movement: This watch features the correct calibre 552 24 jewel automatic movement. According to the son of the original owner, who purchased the watch new in the 1960s, the watch was serviced one time in 1972, and had not been opened up or touched since then. My master watchmaker has performed a full inspection and servicing on this watch. The watch was completely disassembled, the appropriate parts were cleaned in the ultrasonic and then oiled using the finest quality Swiss Moebius oils. It was regulated and is keeping good time. Upon reassembly, a new caseback gasket was installed and lubricated, though as a vintage piece I did not have it tested for waterproofing; I do not recommend submerging any vintage watch, but if you plan to use this as a dive watch, please have it fully pressure tested. The watch has all of its original parts dating back to at least 1972 if not totally original, factory parts dating back to the 1960s.
Dimensions: 40 mm x 45 mm without crown
Band: Pictured on a generic black leather strap, that was installed for the purposes of a professional photo shoot. This watch was recently selected as a representative example of this reference and is to be featured in a forthcoming collector’s publication and guide. Since the pictures were taken, I’ve installed a beautiful brown, genuine alligator strap that it will ship with unless you request differently.
Shipping: Domestic shipping via FedEx air, fully insured. International orders, will ship via Fedex International.