Omega Caliber 563
Omega Caliber 563

Omega Caliber 563

Manufacturer Omega
Caliber Number 563
Movement Type
Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Jewels 24
Frequency/Beat Rate
19,800 vph
Lift Angle
49 degrees
Power Reserve
~50 hours
Shock Protection Incabloc
Hacking Seconds? No
Hand-Windable? Yes
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; date at 3:00
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Omega Dynamic (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Omega caliber 563 is a 17 jewels Swiss made automatic movement that was found in various models in the 1960s (introduced circa 1966?). This vintage calibre is in Omega’s signature copper tone color (not gold) and features a swan neck style regulator system.

How to set the date:

The 563 has a quickset date via the crown. Pull the crown to the second position, push back in, pull back out, repeatedly until the correct date is reached. Watch the video below to see how it works…

1 inside the Omega logo:

Perhaps not as common on the Omega 563, you may see some examples of this movement (and similar calibers 560, 561, 562, 564 and 751) with a number one in the center of the Omega logo. It is not a factory origin mark, date of production indicator, customs mark, or a symbol to represent calendar upgrades… the 1 (or 2) simply means that the movement has a higher hand assembly, meaning that the hands are positioned higher up to accommodate taller dials (such as the pie pan style dials). This information is especially useful when searching for replacement parts for your timepiece. In-depth information regarding this can be found here (direct pdf link here).


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