1966 Omega Seamaster 300 (Ref. 165.024)
There is something about the early vintage Omega Seamasters that truly embodies the golden era of dive watches of the 1960-1970's. Omega has a long history and heritage in dive watches, which dates back to the 1930s. The seahorse adorned case back of the Seamaster series pays tribute to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. The seahorse logo was conceived by engraver Jean-Pierre Borle. He was inspired by an image of Neptune driving a chariot pulled by seahorses, which is why the Omega seahorses are depicted wearing bridles.
The Reference 165.024 has a specific feeling and look that centers it as one of the most desirable vintage Omega diving watches ever produced by the brand. From the bi-directional ratcheting bezel, luminous bezel insert, the high visibility dial, and overall larger size for a watch of its time period allowing it to remain relevant to today's sizing trends. The Seamaster 300 references are becoming harder and harder to find as they have been a favorite among collectors and have
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The case of this Seamaster 300 is in stunning original condition. The original bakelite"flat top 1" bezel is in an amazing condition showing no cracking or crazing. The original Omega 1506 Bracelet with 16 end pieces is in superb original condition only showing very little stretch retaining 25 original links. The bracelet has a light engraving on the clasp from the original owner that can be removed if desired. The crown appears to have been replaced at some point with a later era service crown.
The gorgeous matte dial is absolutely stunning condition showing no noticeable wear and tear, the lume plots have achieved an excellent yellow color and exhibit no lume loss or degradation under UV light. The original and period correct pencil style hands have aged beautifully to the same color as the dial, the lume in the minute hand is cracked showing some lume loss as can be seen in the photos.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping