Omega Seamaster Date Automatic Steel Mens Vintage 1968 Salmon Pink Dial watch. Rare 1968 Omega Seamaster with date window at "3".New strap and Travel Case. A simple stunning and classy watch. A new tan brown strap has been added to give this vintage watch a modern twist. The watch looks really nice on a sunny day. Naturally if you need to have a more formal watch strap such as plain brown or black we can swap over before dispatching. The original dial part has been repainted salmon / pink so now one of a kind. Please be realistic in regards to condition, do not expect mint.
Naturally there will be some imperfections on the dial and case but overall good condition especially for a watch which dates back to 1968. The seconds hand sweeps around nicely. It's Automatic and will have a 24 hour reserve power- no batteries are ever needed for mechanical watches. A service card of who serviced where and when will be enclosed. Movement: Automatic - Calibre 565.
Band / Strap: 18mm Tan Leather Brown. A tan brown travel case will be enclosed as pictured.
Rest of World: 2-3 days. They hold their value brilliantly and should actually increase in value over the next few years as they become rarer and rarer. Basically a subtle way to show off the exquisiteness of good taste.
Fine Watch Club are used Watch Dealers based in Norwich, England. You will receive very fast.
Some trivia on Omega watches. In 1848 a 23 year old named Louis Brandt is credited with starting the brand which later became Omega. In the early 1900's OMEGA's watches were prized by railroad professionals in China, the United States, Canada and much of Europe.
The association between OMEGA and swimming dates back to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The relationship is still going strong.
Omega was a major supplier of watches to large ministries of defense, especially during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The company's timepieces would go on to be used by the armed and special forces of British, France, Italy, USA, Norway, Sweden, Canada to name a few.Important musicians including Elvis, Beatles members & Buddy Holly have been photographed wearing Omega watches including the Constellation range. Past world leaders such as JFK and Mikhail Gorbachev choice of watch.
Pope John Paul II wore Omega watches. Before official chronometers, Olympic chronographs or the NASA-approved Speedmasters Omega watches. In 1947 Omega introduced the Seamaster Cosmic Moon Phase wristwatch. It was the brands first calendar watch to display the time and the date with its hands and day.
The Geneva Line, created in 1953, was made as an homage to our workshops in Geneva where OMEGAs best regulators were working. The line was finally discontinued in 1979 as the law in Geneva stipulates that a brand must have a presence in the canton of Geneva to include the word Geneva or any variation of on the dial.
Omega has four main vintage watch families today that are well known to everyone interested in the brand: Seamaster, Geneve, Constellation and De Ville. OMEGA SEAMASTER DE VILLE: The Omega De Ville was introduced into the Seamaster range in 1963. It was considered by Omega to be the ultimate dress-watch, the personification of elegance, but retaining the country sport mantra so eagerly aspired to by certain echelons of society in the 1960s.
Although subtle and understated, at its heart remained a very sturdy accurate sports movement in a unique one-piece case. The Omega Seamaster was introduced in 1948. The De Ville version of the Seamaster featured a front-loading case where the access to the movement was gained through the front of the watch rather than the back. The Seamaster De Ville was available from 1963. The item "Omega Seamaster Date Automatic Steel Mens Vintage 1968 Salmon Pink Dial watch" is in sale since Monday, April 12, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "fine-watch-club" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.