The Omega Seamaster 300 is one of the most famous and renowned divers watches of the 20th Century. The first incarnation of these remarkable watches was released in 1957 as part of the now famous ‘professional’ trilogy, they were an instant hit with professional and semi professional divers alike. In 1962/63 Omega updated the model in to what has become one of the most iconic dive watches in history, the 165.024, the case was larger and incorporated a crown guard, the bezel was a much more durable Bakelite version and the watch was much more substantial at over 40 mm in diameter, the watch also used an updated cal 552 automatic movement, which in a tweaked format was also used in Omega chronometer models.
The watch was designed for ultimate durability, hewn from solid stainless steel, with screw back and in later models screw crown, the mat black dial with tritium markers and hands was easily legible and the large bezel much easier to use under water.
The example presented here dates from 1967 ,as confirmed by the Omega extract from the archives and is the highly desirable ‘big triangle’ model, as preferred by the military forces around the world although they can cost up to £135,000.
This stunning watch is completely original and the Bakelite bezel is free from cracks ,Its sad to see how many poor examples of these watches are around with replacement bezels and over polished cases so to find a refreshingly honest one is very welcome.
Presented on a simple matching NATO strap and with 1039 bracelet
Our stock number 1272
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