Omega De Ville Cal.625 9ct 1977
100% Genuine & All Original
Full Inspected, Serviced & Guaranteed
A Well Cared For & Completely Original Example
Very High Grade, Hand-Wound Omega Calibre 625 Movement
9ct Gold 33mm Case, Excluding the Correct Omega Signed Crown
9ct Gold Case Body, Bezel, and Case-back, each in Immaculate Condition
Stunning Verticle Grain, Ivory-Cream Dial with ‘Pencil’ Hands and Applied ‘Baton’ Indices
Original Omega Black Leather Strap with Omega Gold-Plated Buckle
High-Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
Free UK Special Delivery
Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega has pioneered a huge range of technical innovations in watchmaking. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as official timekeepers for its pilots and again in 1940, RAF Pilots watches were supplied by Omega. The 1940s also saw the first tourbillon wristwatch and the first of the famous Seamaster watches, whilst the ’50s and ’60s introduced the legendary Constellation, Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster. Over the years, everyone from John F. Kennedy to Elvis wore Omega watches on official duties. What’s more, in 1962 astronaut Wally Schirra took his Omega Speedmaster into space on NASA’s Mercury Sigma 7 mission and in 1969, two Omega Speedmasters landed on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
A beautiful example of the sought after Omega De Ville, here in 9ct yellow gold with an original, unrestored dial in tip-top condition. Here, the Calibre 625, 17 Jewel hand-wound movement is a gem and following an overhaul and service, is in tip-top condition and running perfectly.
The style here is classic Omega, very clean and simple, comprising of an ivory-cream dial which has a wonderful vertical grain, with bold, black ‘baton’ hour indices matched with original classic ‘index’ hands, all these beautiful aspects make this watch easy to read on the wrist. This dial really catches the light beautifully as we have tried to demonstrate in the photographs.
The dial carries an applied gilt Omega brand and is signed ‘Omega’ at the top below 12, with ‘De Ville’ in the lower part of the dial and ‘Swiss Made’ at the very bottom below the 6.
Usually, we restore the dials of the watches we sell, however, we decided in this case, due to its exceptional condition, to retain its originality and charm for the many collectors who prefer this. It also helps to contrast with almost all of the other watch dials you see on our website, which have been restored.
Please note, studio lights, professional-grade digital cameras, and macro lenses can be very unkind to an unrestored vintage watch dial. Also the dial here measures less than 1.25 inches across, so the image you see here may be between 5 – 25 times larger than the watch itself. Therefore please keep in mind you are seeing many tiny flaws which cannot be seen, or will be very hard to see with the naked eye, even under close examination. Suffice to say, on the wrist, in natural light, this dial looks much better and carries a great deal more charm than the photographs portray.
The watch carries the original, high grade Omega Calibre 625, 17 Jewel hand-wound movement which as can be seen, is in sparkling clean condition. The movement has been completely disassembled, cleaned, inspected and rebuilt using original Omega parts, only where required, by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker. His work is superb and when final tested and calibrated, the watch was running consistently at +6 seconds per day which is truly exceptional for any vintage watch of this age.
These movements are strong, accurate and very reliable, making the watch perfectly suited for regular everyday use. This particular movement is in A1 condition and with regular servicing every 3-4 years, we would fully expect this watch to run happily for many more decades to come. We are therefore pleased to offer a 12-month warranty on this watch movement*.
The movement is correctly signed ‘Omega’ and ‘ Swiss’, and carries the calibre number 625, along with the calibre serial number 39.612821.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only included if the list price is paid.
The beautiful 9ct yellow gold two-peice watch case was designed to be waterproof and dustproof and measures 33mm, excluding the correct original Omega signed crown, this watch has the classic Calatrava style with the wider bezel and the sunken crown. It is in the typically robust design of the period, with strong sweeping lugs and a press-fit case back.
The case has been cleaned, carefully inspected and very gently hand-polished to remove some tarnish, as this was all that was required to bring it back to its current tip-top condition with no scratches, dings or marks of any kind visible to the naked eye.
Inside the spress-fit case-back, we find all the markings are correct and as expected with The Omega Watch Co. triangle with UK 9ct hallmarks, that date the watch case to 1977. The case-back also carries the Omega serial number 1115067.
The Strap and Buckle
The watch is finished with the original Omega black leather strap and matching gold-plated Omega buckle which we feel suits the watch beautifully. However, if you have a preference for another colour or style, please let us know and we will do our best to supply and fit your preferred strap for no extra charge. We carry Tan, Conker, Dark Brown and Black in stock, in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, but can also obtain most types and colours from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their wonderful range of straps if you wish here.
Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating this watch to 1977.
A detailed Particulars document will be included with the receipt, along with our 12 months warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will also be provided at the time of sale, along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.
A high quality hardwood presentation box, as shown in the photographs, is included in the sale of this watch.
A truly beautiful top of the range, 1970s 9ct Omega De Ville in wonderful condition. If you are looking for a great example of a top marque Omega with one of Omega’s best ever hand-wound movements then this watch ticks all the boxes. The movement is of a very high grade and is equal to watches much more expensive than this. Indeed when new, this watch would have cost more than the equivalent gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Omega watches are highly collectable and the desirability of this watch means its value will always remain strong.
In addition to being perfectly practical for everyday use, this watch will make an excellent investment and heirloom piece, as well as be something wonderful to use, wear, treasure and enjoy! Even though vintage gold Omega watch prices continue to climb, we still feel sure that top class examples such as this are underpriced. This is because as time passes and the world market for vintage gold Omega watches continues to grow, limited supply means prices will inevitably climb ever higher.
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring them to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post-sales care and service. This approach means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well-known stores in West London which are highly successful charging between two to three times the price you see here. We, therefore, consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.
We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by UK bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or a small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.
We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.
If you have any questions please call us on 020 7727 7095 or if calling from overseas on +44 207 727 7095.
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