1968 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. 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 bezel is in good vintage condition showing minor patina. We believe the case remains unpolished as it shows the original finishing and the lugs remain sharp. The crown appears to have been replaced at some point with a later era service crown. The watch will come supplied on a NATO Strap.
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 additionally the markers at the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and show the correct "pinhole". The hands have been previously been color matched to the lume plots on the dial.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping