A classic automatic men’s Geneve dress watch from Omega.  Model reference 166.0163


From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1972.


The Geneve range was launched in 1953, as recognition of the good results the 30MM calibre had achieved in the Geneva Observatory timekeeping trials.  By 1967 it was in wider use across the range, including more unusual lines like the Dynamic and f300 models.  This watch has the later calibre 1012, a slimmer movement that allows for a slimmer case than most automatics, and has a more conventional quick set date than the earlier models.  It is all running well.  The case is 20 micron gold plated and pretty good condition.  The dial has a few spots of dirt and the acrylic glass has a few light scratches, but other than that the only negative is the second hand is missing.  We could not find a golden replacement when we checked, but if you can find a hand and have it fitted you will get a bargain – we have fitted a silver hand and the mechanism was turning the hand, but it didn’t look right.  It isn’t the end of the world, but we like to point out anything that is a little different to how it left the factory whenever we can.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  37.6 mm

Width without crown  35.0 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  41.3 mm

Case Thickness  11.3 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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.