The first three digits stand for: 1 - Gents watch, 3 Manual-Winding centre second, and 2 Non-Water-Resistant Calendar. The dial has silver facetted reliefs - hour markers and Arabic numerals with the stick hands. The crown is signed with Omega logo. Brand new black alligator style leather strap complements the look.This piece doesnt just tell the time it tells the story. The watch has been fully serviced a few weeks ago. I don't enhance pictures so you can see the real watches with all the blemishes and imperfections. The photos are at great magnification and even tiny marks are visible - you will not be able to see those with a naked eye. You will be able to see the specks of dust even though I try my best to wipe these off.
I hope it gets the treatment of being used daily as it deserves. We brought it back to nearly the same condition as it was when new and it feels like moving back in time by 55 years. This is just a hobby that I had for years. Now, even my teenage son has engaged and has helped with HTML and the layout of the listing - they say that once the father had Omega his son will not go for anything else but also Omega. We only use the original Omega watch parts for the replacements.Sometimes we have to wait for a long time before we find the replacement parts at the reasonable price. You can search Omega website and you will find the same model in the vintage watches section. It even has the picture remarkably similar to the ones you see here.
Jeremy Clarkson once said that you don't really need five cars or five watches - on this occasion I tend to disagree. I have more than five watches and you can wear them on different occasions - unlike cars. No opinion on ownership of five cars - still working on it. Please do contact me if you need any other information.
Please study the pictures carefully as these form part of the description and show all the imperfections. Let me tell you a bit about the service we have given to this watch a few weeks ago.
The movement has been taken apart completely to the last little screws and tiny parts. The performance the movement will deteriorate over time if not cared for properly. The lubricants will dry up and lose their cohesiveness in time. All the parts are cleaned in special chemical solution that dissolves old lubricants, grime, dust or residue that is still left within the case and movement.
This process normally takes just over 24 hours. After that, each little part is checked again for any blemishes and faults that can result in the movement not working at 100% correctly. If there are any parts to be replaced this is the time to identify that need. Once all the parts are checked, replaced and rechecked the process of reassembling can begin.There are different lubricants for the different parts and'jewels' so the special care needs to be taken. It does take a while...
Once everything is back together the electronic instruments are being used to set the timing of the movement to be perfect. The movement after service or any parts being replaced need the bedding in time of couple weeks and readjustment on the timing instrument. You can see that this is not something you can do yourself in five minutes. This specialist care is extremely important and this is what we do with every Omega watch we own.A lot of watches are advertised as waterproof or water resistant. As part of the service we do replace all the gaskets and all the care is taken to make the watches resistant to water. The truth is that in the old watches it is nearly impossible to achieve the 100% result. So, do not take a bath or shower wearing you old watch. There is always a risk that something can go wrong and the damage caused by water is the hardest to repair. This is why we never say our watches are waterproof. Please treat it as if they are not if you want the timeless Omega. This watch has been worn proudly in the past. It shows you what sort of amazing engineering has gone into it if it can survive in a nearly workable state for so long.
The truth is you need to service your watch at least every five years to make sure you prolong its life. We have a watchmaker that had been helping us with restoration for the past 20 years and he has been working with Omega watches for past 50 years - you can't get any more knowledge than that. He has now retired and helps only us while enjoying his retirement. He is not pushed to deliver to the deadlines and he takes his time to make it perfect. This is why we are not sellers of more than 6-8 watches a year.Good things take time and pride in doing them well. That we actually can keep several and at the same time share the models that we have already with others. But it does help a bit if we make a pound or two on it. At least we think we have done something worthwhile. We donate to Cancer Research every time we make a profit.
This is really beautiful vintage Omega. Watch being one of the top Omega models ever available to the market. Dimensions: 34mm without the crown and 39mm lug to lug.
Please see my other auctions coming soon for more great Omega watches. Please note that our pictures are at great magnification and many minor marks or blemishes visible in the photos will look much bigger than what they actually are. All of our watches are original. Please make sure you study the photos carefully.
Every watch has been recently serviced. None of our watches have been pressure tested and cannot be treated as being waterproof. The item "GENUINE VINTAGE OMEGA CALENDAR CAL. 611 FROM 1966 SERVICED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION" is in sale since Saturday, May 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".The seller is "bea_bar" and is located in London . This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.