A highly original men’s 1968 Omega presentation watch, which still has the Omega strap and gold buckle.  Model reference 131/25016.


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1967, and the London hall mark on the inside of the case back is also for 1967.  But the most obvious dating evidence is the long service inscription on the case back for 1968.


It is always nice to see a long service watch in such original condition.  The fact the strap is still on the watch would indicate that this watch spent a lot more time in the box than on the wrist.  The dial is clean, and the the hands only show very light tarnishing.  The movement is Omega’s calibre 601, a seventeen jewel manual wind with fine adjustment which is all ticking away nicely.  The case back does have tool marks where someone in the past has tried to open the case and failed – this is a two piece case and the movement is not accessible via the back.  The leather strap is the original and has been worn, but we could fit a new strap for you if you prefer.  The 9k gold Omega buckle would be transferred to the new strap of course.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch has been checked against the Watch Register and has not been reported as lost, stolen or implicated in fraud, and a copy of that certificate will also be included.

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Width with crown  35.1 mm

Width without crown  33.6 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  38.0 mm

Case Thickness  9.4 mm

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.