The term De Ville was first introduced by Omega in 1960 as a sub brand of the ever popular Seamaster line of watches. In the every growing niche jigsaw that was Omega branding during the era, the Seamaster Deville aimed to combine “the ruggedness of a sports watch with the elegance of a slim dress watch”. Proving itself as a strong seller as a subline, in 1967 the De Ville name was launched as its own stand-alone collection. Once an independent collection, the Omega De Ville proved to be sought-after for its sleek, elegant design and reliable mechanical movements.
The 35mm by 40mm stainless steel case is in very good condition. The tall cushion shape with its broad bevels running from lug tip to lug tip helps the watch split the difference between sporty and elegant. The crown and caseback are both signed and correct for the watch. The crystal is unsigned and as a result, is thought to be a replacement item.
The Dial and Hands
The silver sunburst dial is in very good condition though the hands are just in fair condition mostly due to pitting on the center seconds hand. Much like the case, the dial and hands aim to be both sporty and elegant, and the simple layout with accentuated markers at 12, 6, and 9 accomplish that quite well.
This watch features an automatic Omega caliber 565 movement. The watch is running and the service history is not known.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Automatic Omega caliber 565|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Leather Strap|