Omega Geneve Cal.613 18ct 1970
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
A Beautifully Restored Silver-White Dial
Original Gilt ‘Index’ Hands & Applied Batons
A Very Well Cared For And Lightly Used Example
High Grade Cal. 613, 17 Jewels Hand-Wound Movement
33mm, 18ct Yellow Gold Case, excluding the Signed Omega Crown
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Wonderful Condition
Black Leather Strap with Gold Plated Omega Buckle
Matching Vintage Omega Presentation Box
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
VGWL 12 Months’ Warranty Included
Free UK Next Day Delivery
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
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Here we have a very impressive fully restored 18ct yellow gold Omega Geneve with a beautifully restored Silver-White dial from 1970. Omega watches of this period are very highly regarded for their quality and in particular, their movements, which from this period are outstanding. Here, the Calibre 613, 17 Jewel hand-wound movement is a gem and following an overhaul and service, is running perfectly and is in absolutely sparkling condition!
Most of the major watch manufacturers were beginning to introduce more ‘futuristic’ model ranges in 1970, in preparation for the huge competition, disruption and chaos which electronic / quartz was about to bring. This watch retains much of the classic dress watch style with the starburst Silver-White dial and classic ‘Index’ hands, with just a small nod to the future in the form of highly reflective, faceted short ‘batons’ and block indices at 12, 6 and 9. We loosely refer to the later more avant-garde examples of the 1970s as ‘retro’ or ‘retro-futurist’ watches and these have been gaining a strong following in the past few years. This model still retains much of the simplicity of the previous decade with perhaps a small step towards the next, which was all about to get a little crazy. We find it attractive and interesting, a little out of the ordinary and slightly reminiscent of the Mondaine Swiss Railways watch – which in a way is quite a compliment!
This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by the best dial restorers in the UK. A new Omega lens has also been fitted.
As can be seen, the beryllium-bronze, hand-wound movement could not be cleaner or fresher and looks just as it did when it left the factory in 1970. The copper-electroplated beryllium-bronze alloy, which gives the unique reddish gold colour to the movement was used for all Omega movements and some Zenith. This keeps the movement free of any tarnishing and it has the advantage of being non-magnetic. It was more expensive to make movements of this alloy, but Omega had the advantage of very large production runs which helped to reduce the cost.
Manufactured by Omega between 1967 and 1973 the Omega Cal.613 movement is well regarded for its accuracy and reliability making this watch perfectly suited for everyday use, as well as evening wear. This movement is in tip-top condition and has just been overhauled and serviced by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker. It has been calibrated to run arrow straight within +9 seconds per day and this is no exaggeration – we have checked the test results on our electronic timegrapher. This movement also has a 48-hour power reserve when fully wound. We therefore have no hesitation in offering this watch with our 12 months’ warranty*.
The movement is correctly signed Omega Watch Co Swiss and carries the Calibre 613, along with the serial number 30886274 which dates this watch to 1970.
* Our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.
The three-piece 18ct yellow gold Swiss made watch case measures 33mm in diameter, excluding the original signed Omega winding crown. This would have been a typical/average gents size watch case in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but it may be considered a small watch by modern day standards. The case, as we would expect from Omega, is very solid and well made. The press-fit case-back closes with a very solid and satisfying ‘pop’ and the case-back is of full thickness and has never been inscribed.
Having been cleaned, carefully examined and lightly hand-polished by our case maker, the case is totally immaculate, being very crisp with no scratches, dings or other blemishes visible to the naked eye. This, along with the superb general condition of the rest of the watch, indicates this watch has received an excellent level of care and only light use.
Inside the case-back, all is correct and as expected and signed ‘Omega Watch Co’, and Swiss Made with the Omega reference 132 021 SP and Swiss Geneva hallmarks.
This watch has not been tested for water resistance and this is not guaranteed. Here, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap & Buckle
A new high quality black leather strap has been fitted, with a gold plated Omega buckle, which we feel matches the watch perfectly. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige, free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, but we can also obtain most types and colours of strap from our partners at ‘Watch Obsession’ within 48hrs. Please take a look at their huge range of 18mm 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 1970.
Detailed particulars will be included with our purchase receipt for your interest and security. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will 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 100% genuine, authentic and original, a full refund will be given at any time”.
A matching Omega presentation box, as shown in the photographs, is included in the sale of this watch.
Payment and Delivery
If you would like to pay by 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. 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 check the import duties and any taxes your government may apply, these are different for each country and, unfortunately, out of our control.
We understand there may be some ‘loopholes’ that may help you avoid these charges; however, attempting to use these could impact our ongoing ability to serve our growing international customer base.
For those who happen to visit London on occasion, we are, of course, more than happy to store your watch until we can meet you in our offices in Kensington, London, and hand your watch directly to you there.
As with all our watches, this watch will be sold under our 14 days no-quibble sale or return policy.
This is a first class example of a top quality Omega Geneve, in 18ct yellow gold with a classic ’70s Silver-White dial and the superb Omega Cal.613 hand-wound movement. The movement is of a high grade and on a par with watches far more expensive than this. Omega watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong.
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.
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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