An automatic calibre 565 Omega Geneve, made in 1969 and presented as an award in 1971 by a local company, Boots Chemists, to F. Parker. Model reference 166.070
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1969. On the case back is an inscription for long service dated 1971. Either year could be considered valid as a birth year watch.
Presentation watches normally fall into two camps. They are either worn until the day the lucky person dies, or they sit in their box untouched (either out of respect for the watch, or because the person didn’t like it!). This is neither of those. This has been worn, but looked after. The crystal has been replaced for example, and there are service marks in the case back. The 24 jewel calibre 565 movement is a peach, as we have said so before. This is working very well, including the quick set date which works by pulling the crown. The crown is signed, but the buckle is not. The 20 micron gold plated case has a few marks, but mainly towards the back of the case and these can not be seen when you wear the watch. However there is a ding on the bottom left lug. The cardboard box has marks, and looks to have been in regular use. We have replaced the strap for a new one. The dial is very clean, with the applied logo that was phased out in 1970.
This watch will be supplied with the Omega branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.9 mm
Width without crown 34.4 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 41.0 mm
Case Thickness 10.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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