A classic 1994 men’s Omega De Ville, complete with Omega strap and buckle.  Model reference 196.2432.


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1994.  The 54 million serial numbers were used in 1993 and 1994, but this is later in the number sequence.


The De Ville range is Omega’s dress watch division, and as was desirable at the time this is a thin, bi metal simple three handed watch which is powered by a quartz movement.  Omega still make a quartz De Ville watch, but it is smaller in diameter (30mm), yet 2mm thicker.  There is no technical reason it needs to be 40% thicker than this watch, but it just demonstrates how fashions change.  At £2,800 it is also a lot more money than this pre owned piece (or £3,180 for the 32.7mm automatic).  The watch we have here has a simple white dial, with small roman numerals and a calendar at 3.  The date can be quick set via the signed crown.  The original signed strap has some wear, but still plenty of life left in it.  We can fit a non Omega strap instead if you prefer.  The bezel shows no signs of wear, so may be solid gold but this isn’t clear so we will sell it as gold plated.  The case does have some marks, with the worst being near 10.  The movement is Omega’s 1432, a calibre which is heavily based on the ETA 255.111, so parts should be readily available in future is ever needed.  We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner.

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

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Width with crown  34.3 mm

Width without crown  32.4 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  37.3 mm

Case Thickness  5.3 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.