1970s OMEGA, Swiss 9ct Gold Watch
1970s OMEGA, Swiss, 9ct Gold, Automatic, men’s wrist watch. Movement a 24 jewel, cal. 565, 19,800 BPH, bidirectional rotor, swan neck regulator, sweep seconds. Case in heavy 9 ct Gold, screw back with engraving.
Band with gold plated links and Omega fold over clasp. Dial in silver tone, baton indices, date at 3, centre sweep seconds hand, marked for Dunlop; slight toning.
“Triple signed” Omega on movement, case and dial.
The Omega 565 is generally acknowledged to be the best movement Omega ever made. It has a cult following among watch aficionados and knowledgeable collectors. Naturally there are some who do not concur but, for reliability, accuracy, ease of servicing and if required availability of parts, the 565 has been proved over time.Its aficionados also doubt that any of the modern, all machine made and assembled movements will ever last as long or be as reliable over time. This watch was a “Golden Handshake” in 1972 but not worn for long. It has spent the last 40 years in a drawer which explains its near perfect condition inside and out. It has recently had a full service, oil change and seals replaced.