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Omega Dynamic Genève / Dynamic I, 1972 model

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : August 20th, 2009-03:13

Dynamic Genève / Dynamic I

I just want to share some pictures of the Omega Dynamic. One of my favourite watches. Mainly because I inherited it from my late father. My father bought the watch from new in 1972. From 1972 until 1990 did my father wear the watch day and night. In 1990 on his 60th Birthday did he as a Birthday present get a Omega Constellation St/st.

The design:

The shape of the watch case was issued from a computer design, searching the best possible design to fit a human wrist. The "elypse" shape of the case was the answer !

There also exist a Dynamic II from 1984-1985 and the newer Dynamic III from 1995

 

My watch

Is a big size blue dial with day and date and comes with stainless steel bracelet. Reference ST 166.0079 with standard dial. using the Caliber number: 752 with 24 jewels

On the caliber I found the following :

Automatic 550/560 and 750, 1958

Designer: Marc Colomb (under the direction Henri Gerber)

Description: A record quantity of 5.8 million of these calibres was produced from 1958 to 1969 (with their 600/610 self-winding versions) and they are among the brand's most precise, most reliable and most renowned movements. However, the success of this family is not attributable to the perfection of its self-winding mechanism alone, but also to its extreme reliability, ease of assembly and maintenance, as well as highly ingenious improvements such as the mobile balance spring stud holder invented by Jacques Ziegler in 1959.

In 1969, more than half of all chronometers manufactured in Switzerland bore the OMEGA label. Nearly all were equipped with these calibres. It was the same case in 1965 for the famous series of 100 000 certificates, all of which were obtained with merit after achieving particularly good results for standards that were twice as high as those for official chronometers which did not obtain merit. These performances were essentially due to standards of quality hitherto unknown in the large-scale production of individual timepieces. The performances were also due to the use of ultramodern machines such as the Omegametric (invented by Pierre-Luc Gagnebin in 1962), an unprecedented system for measuring the torque of the balance-spring, which would from this point be adopted by all high-precision watch manufacturers

 

General comments on the watch:

Dial versions:

There exist many different types of dial colours as blue, red, green, black, white, red/silver, gold/grey, gold/black, blue/silver, green/silver, Maroon/Silver, Orange/Silver, pink/silver, Blue/silver with thick riveted hour markers, racing track dial (silver), Formula 1 checked flags design,

Came as "Genève Dynamic" and "De Ville Dynamic"

The watch came in four case sizes 42mm x 36mm and 30mm x 26mm (ladies) a special cushion case shape and a "TV" shape. The watch exist mainly in stainless steel, but actually exist also in a pure 18K gold version (extremely rare)

Also seen a model with a cyclop in Plexiglas at day/date version (rare)

The watch came as manual (no date) and automatic (date or day+date(rarer)) using many different calibers

 

Some factual data, mainly from Omegawatches.com

OMEGA Genève Dynamic, 1968

Its elliptical shape results from an advanced study of the anatomy of the wrist and specifically the oval zone on which the wristwatch rests. Self-winding movement. Monocoque case, hermetically sealed crystal assuring water-resistance to 30 m. Dial in harmony with the decidedly functional look of the watch for easy legibility of the hour, the minute and the second thanks to concentric time "zones" and contrasting coloured hands. A new look to the bracelet too: a single piece screw-in into a circular groove under the case by a steel ring; cut in Corfam, a porous synthetic material pierced with 30 aerating holes; widened near the case to fit firmly and comfortably on the wrist. Crown integrated to the case in order not to break the aerodynamic line which inspired this famous model's name.

 

There exist according to Omega these versions:

Genève - Dynamic I Gents' metal bracelet

Reference: ST 135.0033

International collection: 1968-1971

Movement: Type: Manual winding (mechanical)

Caliber number: 601

Created in 1960

17 jewels

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side). Full metal

Dimensions: Elliptic (41,5 x 36,4 mm) - unishell (to be opened with special tool 107).

Dial: Differents styles available, with luminous hands.

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Stainless steel integrated

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 170.- (or CHF 250.- on SS bracelet of ref. 1153/138).

  

Dynamic, with Gents leather strap

Reference: ST 136.0033

International collection: 1968-1972

Movement: Type: Manual winding (mechanical)

Caliber number 613

Created in 1966

17 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case Stainless steel, elliptic, unishell (to be opened with special tool 107).

Case back Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: Differents styles available, with luminous "stick" hands.

Crystal Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 215.- (painted or standard dial) or CHF 235.- (dial with rivetted indexes).

Both versions available with SS bracelet of ref. 1153/138 (CHF 80.- in addition to the prices above).

 

Genève - Dynamic I, with Gents' metal bracelet

Reference: ST 165.0039

International collection: 1967 - 1974

Movement Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 552

Created in 1958

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: hour, min, sec

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side). Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: Different types available

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Stainless steel (integrated)

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

For stainless steel bracelet of ref. ST 1153/138 or corfam strap

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 340.- (with painted or standard hour markers) or CHF 360.- (with rivetted hour markers).

Also available on corfam strap (CHF 260.- or 280.- respectively).

 

Genève - Dynamic I, with Gents' leather strap

Reference: ST 166.0039

International collection: 1969-1979

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 565

Created in 1965

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: Different types of dials available, with luminous hands.

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 280.-

Also available with SS bracelet of ref. ST 1153/138

Also available in 18K solid gold (BA 166.0039, CHF 970.-) and 14K goldcap with SS case back (CD 166.0039, CHF 380.-).

 

Genève - Dynamic I, Gents' leather strap

Reference: ST 166.0079

International collection: 1969-1974

Movement Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 752

Created in 1967

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Day & date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: 1. Painted or standard or 2. With rivetted hour markers

Both with luminous metal hands, Many different dial colors

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 290.- (painted or standard dial) or CHF 310.- (with rivetted hour markers).

Also available with SS bracelet of ref. ST 1153/138 (additional charge of CHF 80.- on prices above).

Also available in 14K goldcap with SS case back under ref. CD 166.079 (CHF 390.- or 410.- depending on dial).

 

Genève - Dynamic I, Gents' metal bracelet

Reference: ST 166.0107

International collection: 1972-1978

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 1481

With central sweep-second hand

21 jewels

Functions: Date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Screw-in, Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: Metallic, with luminous metal hands

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

With protected crown, with corfam strap or matching stainless steel bracelet of ref. ST 1153/138. This watch style has a "unishell" case which requires to be opened with a special tool (# 107) only from the dial side !

Swiss retail price (1972) : CHF 275.-

 

Genève - Dynamic I, Gents' leather strap

Reference: ST 166.0108

International collection: 1972 - 1976

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 1022

Created in 1972

23 jewels

Central sweep-second

Functions: Day & date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: elliptic, 10,5x41,5 x 36,4 mm

Dial: Different types available

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

With "hidden" crown

For leather corfam straps or stainless steel bracelet of ref. 1153/138

International Collection : 1972-1976

Swiss retail price (1972) : CHF 295.-

 

De Ville - Dynamic, Gents' leather strap

Reference ST 166.0145

International collection: 1971 - 1979

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 565

Created in 1965

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: unishell type (9,6 x 39 x 39 mm), to be opened with tool 107

Dial: Different colors available, with luminous "stick" hands

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Leather

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1974) : CHF 290.-

Also available with a SS bracelet.of ref. ST 1153/138 or 1218/151

Also available in gold-plated (20 mic.) on steel case under ref. ND 166.0145

 

Genève - Dynamic Gents' leather strap (TV shape)

Reference: ST 166.0187

International collection: 1973-1975

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 1012

Created in 1973

23 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Key-bolt compressor, Full metal

Dimensions: Rounded square (10,4 x 40,1 x 36,5 diameter)

Dial: Metal, with "index" hour markers and "stick" hands.

Crystal: Hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

For leather straps of 29 mm lug-size

Swiss retail price (1975) : CHF 360.-

Also available in 14K gold-plated (20 mic.) with SS case back (MD 166.0187, CHF 400.-).

 

De Ville - Dynamic II Gents' leather strap

Reference: ND 166.0144

International collection: 1973-1976

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 1022

Created in 1972

23 jewels

Functions: Day-date

Case: Gold-plated, 20 mic

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side). Full metal

Dimensions: Elliptic (10,9 x 41,5 x 36,4 mm)

Dial: Metal, with luminous metal hands

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Leather

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1975) : CHF 410.-

Also available in stainless steel (ST 166.0144, CHF 370.-) and in 18K solid yellow gold (BA 166.0144, CHF 1'700.-).

The gold-plated and SS versions were also available with metal bracelet (ref. 1153/138 for the gold-plated version and 1153/138 or 1218/151 for the SS version).

 

  

LADIES:

Genève - Dynamic Ladies' leather strap

Reference: ST 565.0015

International collection: 1968-1972

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 671

Created in 1963

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side), Full metal

Dimensions: Elliptic (30 x 26 mm), unishell (to be opened with special tool 102).

Dial: Many different versions, painted or standard, or with riveted hour markers. Luminous metal hands.

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1971) : CHF 280.- (painted or standard dial) or CHF 300.- (dial with riveted hour markers).

 

Genève - Dynamic I Ladies' leather strap (TV shape)

Reference: ST 566.0073

International collection: 1974-1977

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 684

Created in 1971

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: Stainless steel

Case back: With screws, Full metal

Dimensions: Rounded rectangle (10,5 x 29,1 x 25,5 mm)

Dial: Metal, with luminous metal hands

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Leather

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1975) : CHF 420.-

Also available in 14K gold-plated on stainless steel under ref. MD 566.0073 (CHF 450.-).

 

De Ville - Dynamic Ladies' leather strap

Reference: ND 166.0146

International collection: 1973 - 1975

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 1012

Created in 1973

23 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: Gold-plated

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side). Full metal

Dimensions: Case : elliptic (10,4 x Ø41,5 mm), yellow gold-plated (20 mic.)

Dial: Metal, with "index" hour markers and luminous "stick" hands

Crystal: Armoured glass

Bracelet: Leather

Water resistance: 30 meters

More product information

Swiss retail price (1975) : CHF 390.-

Also available in stainless steel under ref. (ST 166.0146, CHF 250.-).

The gold-plated and SS versions were also available with metal bracelet (ref. 1153/138 for the gold-plated version and 1153/138 or 1218/151 for the SS version).

 

Genève - Dynamic I Ladies' leather strap

Reference: CD 566.0015

International collection: 1968 - 1977

Movement: Type: Automatic (mechanical)

Caliber number: 681

Created in 1963

24 jewels

Central sweep-second hand

Functions: Date

Case: 14K Gold-cap on stainless steel with SS case back

Case back: Unishell (case opening on dial side). Full metal

Dimensions: Elliptic (10,6 x 30 x 26 mm)

Dial: With luminous hands and 2 dial versions :

1. painted or standard dial

2. with hand-riveted hour markers.

Both versions available in different colors.

Crystal: Armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Corfam

Water resistance: 30 meter

More product information

For corfam straps or metal bracelet of ref. 5898/147

International Collection : 1968-1977

Swiss retail price (1972) : CHF 410.- (painted or standard) or CHF 430.- (with hand-riveted hour markers).

Also available in stainless steel under ref. ST 566.0015 (CHF 320.- or CHF 340.-) or in 18K solid yellow gold under ref. BA 566.0015 (CHF 785.- or CHF 790.-).










i had a hand wind model with steel bracelet which was great

 
 By: G99 : August 20th, 2009-08:47

my old mate who's now 60 bought one new in 1969. he knew nothing about watches, but had heard Omega were good and liked the look of it. it was the auto with date on the strap. the watch was great until a log fell on his wrist a few years later. when he pulled his wrist out the glass was scratched and the crown had pulled off the stem, but it still worked. he put it in the box over 20 years ago and hasnt worn it since. if you pick it up and move it a bit it starts ticking straight away. a great looking watch with a great movement, but the corfam straps were and still are utter crap. whoever thought of a strap that was only 3mm wide on each side and held down with a thin metal ring ?

he's considered getting it repaired and serviced now i have a very cheap omega man, but he has a big problem because of that strap design. he's had a stroke so has lost the use of his left arm, this makes it difficult to tie up any strap so he uses an expandable bracelet. thats the problem. he cant put the flexi on this watch and cant afford an OEM bracelet so whats the point of him repairing it.

a great looking watch with a very flawed strap design and expensive bracelet option.

Graham

Your mate

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 6th, 2009-08:56

Hi Graham

What a great story on a great watch. Its sad your mate cannot use his watch. Maybe a watchwinder could help on this?

Seems like the story on the hesalite glass is true,  it is in many cases better than crystal when talking about breaking. For sure you get the scatches. But them I can live with.

My expereience on the non chronometer movement is between 2-4 sec/day, this on a watch that my father did  not use for 20 years before I inherited it last year..

But I am happy my father purchased the exoensive version with the steel bracelet. That the only way I k now I would use it as much as I do

 

BR Hans

It is a privilege to wear a father's watch

 
 By: Ginger : August 21st, 2009-10:06

I love the old Omega dynamics.   i have a ladies' manual wind no date with blue dial (even I find it too small) and this one recently acquired with in my opinion a desirable and authentic corfam strap. 

Thanks for sharing,

Ginger




Ladies Dynamic

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 6th, 2009-08:49

Hi Ginger

Thankyou for sharing a picture of a great looking ladies watch.

I have no experience with the corfam strap myself, but it seems like it looks great but might be somehow difficult to everyday use (but who is wearing the same watch everyday anyway. ;-)

I myself prefer solid bracelets. It seems like the watches I have with leather, rubber etc straps tend to "stay" in the safe, to be use rare and single evenings only

BR

Hans

Why there's no swiss made? [nt]

 
 By: JFT : September 1st, 2016-04:27
No message body

What do you mean? They are all Swiss made [nt]

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 9th, 2016-12:13
No message body

I believe Jeviar is referring to printing on the dial . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2016-14:00
. . . which isn't apparent in the photos, most likely obscured by the crystal.  'Swiss Made' was usually printed near the 6 o'clock marker.

Best,

Art