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Omega Dynamic Ref. 166.0079

The 1970s saw the birth of some very quirky watches. This is surely one of them!

Omega jumped on the 70s bandwagon with their Dynamic watches. A range of designs that was outright extreme, compared to the more introverted watches of the 50s and 60s.

Our example features the signature oval case, without any lugs. This means that, although the case measures a large 41mm in width, it will suit pretty much any wrist size. The bracelet is fitted in an ingenious way, kept in place by a ring on the underside of the watch, eliminating the need to fit lugs.

A mere glance at the dial is enough to confirm that yes, this is a 1970s watch. From the bright blue seconds hand to the pronounced minute markers and blue ribbon around the entire dial. This is a child of its time.

If you are feeling groovy baby, this is the only watch for you.

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Brand

Omega

Model

Reference

166.0079

Year of production (circa)

1970

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Blue/silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

40 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel

Details
Brand Omega
Dial color Blue/silver
Model Dynamic Geneve
Movement Automatic
Reference 166.0079
Diameter 40 mm
Year of production (circa) 1970
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Material Steel
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Backstory

Omega is located in Bienne, Switzerland. Still, many Omega watches feature a Geneve mark on the dial. This oddity was introduced in 1953, as a nod to the accuracy records set by the manufacture at the Geneva Observatory.

The Geneve designation was added to watches that were more accessibly priced and produced in large quantities from 1967 onwards. While some Omegas are only labeled Geneve, the name was often added to other collections, such as the Dynamic range. As such, it is not technically a collection like the Speedmaster or the Constellation, but rather a designation of a focus on competitive pricing and a younger audience.

The label was dropped in 1979, although at that point it made up over 60% of Omega’s total annual sales.

A prime example of a line within the Geneve category is the Dynamic, launched in 1967. A design by Raymond Thévenaz that was a radical departure from what came before. The early Dynamics featured unique elliptical cases, with round dials and no lugs. A screw-ring on the back offered a unique way of switching straps and bracelets.

These monocoque cases did not feature a separate case back and watchmakers had to access them dial-side, by removing the crown and popping off the crystal with a burst of air into the crown-tube.

Around the start of the 1970’s, the Dynamic collection was moved from the Geneve category into the De Ville range. This is why you will find variants labeled Geneve Dynamic as well as De Ville Dynamic. Just in case you were wondering “Is it me or are Omega collections a bit confusing?” No worries. It is not you. It is Omega. There is even a super-funky Seamaster Dynamic from the 1980’s, if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

The Dynamic range would continue to be a playground for radical designs that would look out of place in more conservative collections.

As with most Omega ranges, both the Geneve and the Dynamic can be found in tons of different executions and varieties. These two ranges specifically, harbor some real high-value gems as prices have not sky-rocketed like on some other collections.

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