Omega Seamaster 300 (Ref. 166.024) WatchCo
There is something about the early vintage Omega Seamasters that truly embodies the golden era of dive watches of the 1960-1970s. 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.
So whats a WatchCo Omega Seamaster 300?? Well imagine you found a surplus of Omega service parts, and you could essentially build a New Old Stock watch from those parts... That's exactly what a WatchCo Omega Seamaster 300 is! WatchCo was an Omega authorized service center in Australia. They aren't anymore but still have a supply of parts for omega watches including cases, bezels, dials, and hands. WatchCo is known for assembling 1960s style Seamaster 300s from a stock of genuine Omega service parts. The watches are marketed as “New Old Stock” using a vintage movement that is sourced to power the watch. 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 while quite literally being new old stock. The WatchCo Seamaster 300's will pass pressure tests and can actually be used for diving if you wish. The price point compared to the vintage examples is also quite affordable for a watch that you can use as a daily driver suitable for pretty much anything you can throw at it... Not literally but figuratively speaking of course!
|Style||Seamaster 300 WatchCo|
|Dial||Matte Black Luminova Dial|
|Bracelet||2pc Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet|
The excellent twisted lug case appears to have been lightly polished in the past, retaining strong lines and thick lugs. The luminova bezel is also in excellent condition, showing only minimal signs of use. The case retains its Omega signed screw-down "big crown". The sea horse adorned case back retains its original factory engravings with no signs of past polishing and shows signs of gentle use. The 2pc stainless steel mesh bracelet is aftermarket and offers an adventure-oriented appearance.
The matte black luminova dial is in wonderful factory condition. The luminova sword hands and white sweep-seconds hand are all in flawless condition, the lume coloration of the hands is a soft green which is very common for WatchCo Seamaster 300's. Both the hands and the dial glow brightly after being exposed to intense light and hold a glow for an extended period of time.
The watch comes with an Omega warranty card that was sourced with the watch, the warranty card does not have the watches serial. The watch is functioning perfectly and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.