Omega Seamaster 9K 1963 Blue, Automatic

£1,925

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed

Beautifully Restored Rare Original Blue Starburst Dial

32mm 9ct Yellow Gold  Case, Excluding the Correct Omega Crown

Very High Grade Cal.562 24 Jewels Automatic Movement

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Wonderful Condition

New Blue ‘Croc’ Leather Strap with Gold Plated Omega Buckle

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

Omega Presentation Box Included As Shown

VGWL 12 Months’ Warranty Included

Free UK Next Day Delivery

Overseas FedEx £45

VGW Reference: Om490
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Omega Watches

Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega have pioneered a huge range of innovations. 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 40s 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 these 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 to space on NASA’s Mercury Sigma 7 mission, and in 1969 two Speedmasters landed on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Description

Here we have a simply beautiful, fully restored 9ct gold Omega Seamaster with a Blue Dial from 1963. The Omega Seamaster was first released in 1948 and has remained in production to this day. In addition to the rarity of having an original (restored) blue starburst dial, this Seamaster is also notable for its original very high grade 24 Jewel Calibre 562 Automatic movement which is in absolutely sparkling condition!

The Dial

The rare original Blue starburst dial is stunning and looks much better than the photographs do it justice. The original ‘stick’ hands match the applied baton hour indices giving the watch the perfect combination of beauty, elegance and simplicity. 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.

The Case

The solid 9ct yellow gold case measures 32mm in diameter, not including the original signed Omega winding crown. While this would have been an average / typical gents size watch in the early 1960s, it is a little on the small size by todays standards and so we would only recommend it for someone with smallish wrists, or for someone who doesn’t mind wearing a smallish watch. This watch case is totally immaculate, being very crisp with no scratches, dings or other blemishes visible to the naked eye.

The inside of the case-back carries all the correct Birmingham UK 9ct hallmarks, and is signed ‘Omega Watch Co’,  and Made in England, A.L.D. meaning this watch case was made by Dennison, the Case Makers in England who made a great many cases for Omega.  It also carries the case reference numbers 1615002 and 241589.

The Movement

The original very high grade, Cal.562 24 Jewels automatic movement is in simply spectacular condition, as can be seen from the photographs and has been given a full overhaul, including a service by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker. We are therefore very happy to provide a 12 month warranty on this watch*.

These high grade Cal.562 movements are very highly regarded for their accuracy and reliability and this movement has been calibrated to run arrow straight within -7 seconds per day! This is no exaggeration – we have checked the test results on our electronic watch timer. This movement also has a 50 hour power reserve when fully wound. The automatic winding mechanism is very efficient and if worn regularly each day this watch will never need winding and it will very rarely need resetting.

The movement is correctly signed Omega Watch Co Swiss and carries the calibre number 562 and the serial number 20725951 which dates this watch to 1963.  While all the rubber seals have been replaced, the watch has not been tested for water resistance and this is not guaranteed. Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Strap & Buckle

A new high quality, Blue ‘Croc’ leather strap has been fitted, along with a yellow gold plated Omega buckle. Please note 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. We can also obtain most types and colours at short notice.

The Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to 1963.

Our detailed ‘Particulars’ document will be included in the sale, along with our detailed receipt and 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”.

The presentation box shown in the photographs will be included with this watch. However if this is not required, we will be able to reduce the price of the watch by quite a few £s. Please enquire.

In Conclusion

This is a superb example of the iconic Omega Seamaster automatic watch, which is particularly interesting and rare! The movement is of a very high grade and on a par with watches far more expensive than this. Indeed when new, this watch would have cost more than the equivalent Rolex. Omega Seamaster watches are highly collectible 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 then 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. Similarly if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only included if the list price is paid.

If you have any questions please call on Landline 0207 727 7095 or Mobile 07515 949250 or if calling from overseas on Landline +44 207 727 7095 or Mobile +44 7515 949250.

Please note, we welcome part exchanges.

Please take a look at our other fine vintage gold watches.

Thank you.