Large 1974 OMEGA (Swiss) Genève Ref. 166.0168 Steel Gents Dress Watch SN#38545352 – 23j Omega Cal. 1012


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A wonderful gents dress date watch by Omega (Swiss), this Genève Ref. 166.0168 that has probably not seen much use. It has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime and is a real classy dress watch indeed.

The large solid steel case (36mm or 38.25mm counting the logoed crown at 3h) measures a long 44mm L2L, has a classy thickness of 11mm and has been professionally cleaned but not polished, to maintain its original integrity. It is really in great condition and is a classy looker on the wrist. The silver dial with black numerals is simply stunning. It is carrying an automatic wind Omega Cal. 1012 with 17j and is wearing one of my own Cordura & Lorica straps in black (you can see the entire line of these lovely straps in the last photo and they are also listed separately in the store). Condition-wise the watch is exquisite.

As with all the watches we handle in-house, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.

Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.


OMEGA (Swiss)

Production Period

1974 (SN#38545352)


Genève Ref. 166.0168


Time, Date at 3h




23j Omega Cal. 1012

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm case, 38.25mm including the logoed crown at 3h

Lug To Lug Size




Lug Width



Pre-Owned & Working With Warranty

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – August 2021


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