Ladies 1960s Omega Ladymatic Original Automatic Vintage Stainless Swiss Watch For SaleAmong watch collectors, the Omega Watch Co. of Switzerland, a firm founded by Louis Brandt of Biel in 1848, is one of the most renowned brands of timepieces. In 1894 a new caliber bore the name of Omega for the first time, and since then it has produced some of the finest caliber wristwatches money can buy. Omega is my favorite Swiss watch firm as well, combining those qualities of name brand recognition, high quality and (comparative) value that are important to the seasoned watch collector.
I am pleased to offer for sale the following vintage ladies Ladymatic model, self-winding timepiece from the Omega firm, dating to 1969 and in excellent original condition. This watch is entirely Swiss made and features a high grade Omega mechanism made in-house, not like recent Omegas that use a supplied eBauche mechanism.
Quadruple-signed for Omega (dial, crown, case and mechanism), its solid stainless steel case measures 27mm end to end and 21.5mm in width (23.3mm with original Omega signed crown). This equates to just shy of 1-1/8 inches in length by 13/16 of an inch wide, not counting the winding crown.
It is fitted on a new old stock 10mm black Kreisler crocodile grain leather strap that will comfortably fit a wrist 5-1/4 inches to 6-1/2 inches in length. I can also find a longer band (i.e., stainless) for those with larger wrists. It has been fully serviced prior to sale and its original rotor automatic Omega mechanism winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
The 100% original silver, butler enamel finished dial is in excellent condition, untouched since it left the factory. It features applied silver and black lacquer finished hour markers, original silver and black lacquer accented hands, a semi-quickset date window at the 3 position and sweeping original center seconds hand.
Signed OMEGA below the 12 marker with applied silver Omega logo. It is further signed Ladymatic above the 6 marker and T SWISS MADE T at the base of the dial.
The hardened acrylic crystal is in excellent condition, a recent addition that replaced a scratched original acrylic crystal. The two-piece case is Solid Stainless Steel and in great to excellent condition, just a few small scratches if viewed with a magnifying loupe. The original steel Omega-signed winding/setting crown is also excellent, operating as it should.
Turning the watch over I note that the stainless steel, screw-down back lid is in excellent PLUS condition with no wear or engravings. Inside I find a clean 17 Jewel, rotor automatic rose gold colored movement that is signed Omega Watch Co., Swiss, Seventeen 17 Jewels, [Caliber] 680. The serial number is #28,231,850, dating this watch to ca 1969 as per company production records. The inside of the back lid is stamped OMEGA WATCH CO. FAB. SUISSE, SWISS MADE, ACIER INOXYDABLE, 566.002 with Compressor logo below.
This fully serviced watch winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time. It is fitted on a new, Kreisler 10mm black crocodile (grain) calf leather band with matching chrome steel buckle. So then, have I interested anyone in this beautiful, original, mid century dress watch? My dog Carl likes it but he keeps losing the watches I give him when we go for a walk!
- Since 1998, Holben's Fine Watches' goal has been happy customers. I treat buyers as I like to be treated: with courtesy and respect. I am especially proud of my excellent response and high number of repeat clients.
- Watch sizes: I provide exact case measurements in millimeters (the watch industry standard) and inches, and include a U.S. quarter in one photo as a size reference. Draw the measurements on paper to help visualize the watch on your wrist. Remember, watches for men made from the 1910s to 1970s were noticeably smaller than what is considered normal today.
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- U.S. winners pay $7.75 for fully insured, safely boxed USPS First-Class Mail shipping. Washington State residents (and those with shipping addresses in Washington State) are required to pay 8.6% sales tax.
- Canadian buyers pay $21.00 for Registered Air Mail shipping with tracking (I pay the insurance) or $36 for EMS Global Express, a bit faster. International buyers pay $49.00 for EMS Global Express Mail with tracking and insurance. I do provide a Registered Air Mail shipping option ($26.00) to a limited number of countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. If you are an international buyer please wait until I invoice you with your shipping options.
- International buyers, please note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding. I ship within 24 hours of receiving your cleared payment but your local custom authorities can cause delays. Expect it to take 7 to 30 days for international delivery.
- Payment is due within three days of sale end, unless you have contacted me prior to arrange otherwise. In accordance with policy, payments not received in four days will initiate an unpaid item case through the Resolution Center.
- In the rare event that a watch needs further service upon receipt, I ask that you return the wristwatch to me (or mailed to my watchmaker, David, in NYC) at my expense. It will be corrected and quickly mailed back to you.
- If you like unique and collectible vintage or antique wristwatches, add me as one of your favorite sellers. I specialize in American and Swiss timepieces from the 1900s to the 1970s. My selection changes weekly, and is comprised of manual wind and automatic watches from the following categories: WWI trench; WWII; military; fancy case, art nouveau; art deco; mid-century modern; stainless steel; sterling silver; white, yellow and rose gold; solid gold; platinum; and diamond, ruby and/or sapphire ladies cocktail watches.
- My very old dog, Cautious Carl, and I want thank everyone for 15 GREAT YEARS on . Keep on ticking!
Our sister store, Holben's Fine Watch Bands, offers an extensive selection of straps including Bonetto Cinturini, deBeer, Di-Modell, Hadley-Roma, Hirsch and Staib; deployment clasps and buckles; metal bracelets; German military Bunds; UTC ballistic nylon G10; open-ended; James Bond striped, leather and woven NATOs; WWII canvas military; genuine and silicone rubber divers; carbon fiber; Kevlar; LORICA; Cordura; GT rally tropic perforated; alligator-, crocodile-, lizard-, ostrich-, shark- and buffalo-grain; chrono sport; riveted; waterproof / water resistant and woven/braided.
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