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dobra

Omega de Ville Automatic

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I have owned this 18 karat gold watch for a number of years. It starts instantly when lifted from the (Lidl) luxury watch box and keeps excellent time. From time to time, I do a scan of the Squinternet to find another one, but failed. Was this TV shape unpopular? Too expensive? de Ville model not available through rarity?

I think it is early 1960s, but little beyond that. I have taken a series of piccies to help and sleuths help me.

The de Ville automatic

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The face. Slight rubbing on perifery perhaps due to movement moving within case. Hands not too good. Ignore the white top left, poor lighting.

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Movement

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Gold case back

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The case

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I would be grateful for any information about this watch. It was serviced about five/six years ago.

mike

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I have looked at these a few times and watched a few on eBay, they don't seem very popular, but I do quite like the style and have wondered how they wear as they are square!  I have seen all steel and gold versions.  As it is 18k, in years gone by the scrap gold may have been worth more than the watch, however in a couple of years time, who knows...

As to the age, the movement serial number (assuming an original movement) dates the watch to around 1969.

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Fancy cases (a term to describe anything not round, square or rectangular) tend to wear well but have a limited appeal.  I've just bought a trapezoidal watch though!

I like it, and would agree with @andyd30 that the movement dates from 1969.

The case was also used in Geneve models

https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-omega-geneve-omega-st-162-0010

 

 

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3 hours ago, dobra said:

Thanks Andy - not popular, I guess?

mike

Possibly not , but the 18k case has good value as does the 565 calibre movement as used in the highly popular Seamaster 300 :yes:

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Last question - where are the de Ville models in the hierachy of models in the 60's ?

Thanks for all your replies, not selling, as I love it !!

mike

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@dobra I would say it is late 1960's rather than early, I had a look in the Omega book and there are similar models around 1968 / 1969

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