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1973 VINTAGE OMEGA SEAMASTER CHRONOMETER, DAY DATE - STAINLESS STEEL
100% Omega - Original - Mint Condition - Warranteed

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The perfectionist's watch.

Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning worldwide honors and fame.

Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els and anyone desiring to wear a watch of excellence and perfection, Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's best Swiss firms as the finest and most expensive timepieces money can buy.

The beautiful wristwatch featured in today's auction is a fine example of a special vintage Seamaster Cronometer. Besides its chronometer certification, somewhat unusual for a Seamaster, what else makes this watch so special is the fact that it is one of the relatively few vintage automatic (pre-quartz) Seamaster models to feature both day and date functions.

Here are some of the features that earned this watch its place in history:

  • Powered by Omega's first day/date movement
  • Highly-efficient, bi-directional self-winding mechanism keeps the watch powered by the smallest movement by the central rotor in both directions
  • Officially certified as a chronometer by the C.O.S.C., the highest distinction that can be bestowed upon a watch based on its accuracy. Only 1 out of every 50,000 watches made at the time received this special honor.
  • Twenty-four (24) rubies (seven more than in most watches) strategically placed at key friction points minimize the wear to the internal parts, insuring that with proper care the watch will run perfectly for generations
  • Extra long 50 hour running reserve keeps the watch consistently running, even when not worn daily
  • Quick-set date for easy date selection
  • Day of the week calendar
  • Attractive and heavy, waterproof, stainless steel case
  • 100% original Omega down to the dial, hands, crown, and even the crystal!

We were fortunate to acquire our Day Date Seamaster in such pleasing condition. The heavy Omega case is in excellent condition and maintains a very crisp, unpolished hypocampus logo. The special silver pearl dial is 100% original showing only fairly light signs of aging around the periphery. The high-performance, Omega movement is clean and running well.

We have fully serviced the watch and lubricated the movement using fine oils, then timed it on a state-of-the-art watch timing device. It continues to run at perfect levels, keeping time within a few seconds per day. Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty and a timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Please note: A similar watch resides in the Omega Museum in Switzerland and can be seen in Marco Richon's work, Omega: A Journey Through Time, 2007, pg. 292.


Timepiece's Finer Points:

Dial : Metalic silver finish, signed Omega and Seamaster , hand rivited steel markers topped with black onyx, 100% original, excellent condition with fairly light aging around the periphery

Crystal: A rmored hesalite, Omega, unbreakable, mint condition

CaseS tainless steel, attractive and heavy, two-body, polished and brushed finish, screw back waterproof, large, 38mm wide (excluding crown), 41.6mm long lug tip-to-tip, excellent condition

Band & Buckle : Genuine calf skin, fully stitched for greater durability, very high quality, hand-made, brand new and unused

MovementHigh performance caliber 751, 24 ruby jewels, shock resistant, micrometer regulator, chronometer certified, running perfectly, fully serviced and warranteed for 1-year.

Function: Chronometer Time, Day, Quick-Setting Date, Waterproof, Automatic, Sweep Seconds

Crown: Original Omega, steel, waterproof, excellent condition


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Detailed Appraisal:

  • Manufacturer: Omega

  • Country of origin: Switzerland

  • Year built: c. 1973

  • Model: 168.034

  • Functions: Chronometer Time, Day, Quick-Setting Date, Automatic, Waterproof, Sweep Seconds

  • Designed for: Men

  • Case material: Stainless steel

  • Case markings (outside): Hypocampus logo in mint condition

  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss made, 168.034

  • Case condition: Excellent

  • Dial: Metalic silver finish, signed Omega and Seamaster , hand rivited steel markers topped with black onyx,

  • Dial condition: 100% original, excellent condition with fairly light aging around the periphery
  • Hands: Original, steel with black and luminous, mint condition

  • Movement type: Caliber 751, chronometer certified for extremely accurate timekeeping, copper colored to protect against rust and oxidation, fully jeweled, micrometer regulator, longer power reserve

  • Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, 24 Jewels, Adjusted 5 positions and temperatures, 751

  • Jewels: 24 rubies

  • Beat frequency: 19,800 BPH

  • Band:  Genuine calf skin, fully stitched for greater durability

  • Width between lugs: 22mm

  • Crystal type: Armored hesalite

  • Serviced: Yes, by JM. Fully serviced and oiled using fine oils.
    Please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm for more information on our watchmaking team.

  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please see our eBay page for details.

  • Timing: Extensively timed on a new, state-of-the-art Microset III watch timer, keeping perfect time

  •  Box or Papers: BOX - Deluxe mahogany watch presentation box; Papers - Connoisseur of Time timing certificate



Connoisseur of Time In the News:
12/10/2005 -- CONNOISSEUR OF TIME SELLS SPECIAL TIMEPIECE TO OMEGA MUSEUM
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8/16/2006 -- VINTAGE WATCH COMPANY HELPS NEUHAUS MUSEUM FILL NEW PERMANENT EXHIBIT
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4/4/2008 -- CONNOISSEUR OF TIME GIVES BACK – WATCH COMPANY DONATES FUNDS TO SUPPORT KENYAN COMMUNITY
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