The Omega Seamaster is one of the best-known watches out there, with a lengthy history that spans from 1948 up to today. From its utilitarian presence on the wrists of personnel in the British Royal Navy to its current status as James Bond's go-to watch, you honestly can't go wrong with an Omega Seamaster.
This Seamaster 300 ref. 165.024 was built in late 1966. The case is by Centrale Boîtes, as denoted by the "CB" stamp on the inside caseback.
This watch has aesthetic elements that are reminiscent of other legendary dive watches of the same era. It features the prized "sword hands" that are similar to those found on the Rolex Mil-Sub, as well as a wide-set black bezel comparable to the bezel on the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. The black dial of this Seamaster 300 was designed with legibility in mind, with no date aperture, large tritium lume plots, and Arabic numerals at the cardinal points. The 42mm steel case is large for the era, but perfect for wear today.
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Movement: Automatic with Sweep Seconds.
Timekeeping: Very good, well within the reasonable expectations for such a Vintage.
Service History: Fully Serviced December 2022.
Dial: Original Omega Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 42mm/43mm End to End: 47.6mm
Bezel: Original 60 Click Bakelite Bezel.
Water Resistant?: Yes, pressure tested up to 125m.
Hands: Original Sword Hands.
Crystal: Original Signed Crystal.
Crown: Later Signed Omega Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: New 20mm Light Brown NATO Strap Stainless Steel Features.
Lug Width: 20mm
Bits that stand out:
- Awesomely Patinated Dial.
- Twisted Lug, CB Case.
- Original Signed Crystal.
- Original Sword Hands.
-Hard to find good honest examples.
- Pressure tested up to 125m.
- The Case has marks and scratches throughout.
-Hippocampus Logo and Caseback markings worn.
- Hands have been relumed at some point in their life.
- Original Crystal has markings and Scratches throughout.
Overall the Seamaster is in nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in a lovely warm patinated condition.
Steel Case is in fair condition.
The caseback is worn though markings are still legible.
The Crown is signed Omega but I do think it is a later Crown.
Original Crystal has scratches and markings throughout.
Hands are in nice order with mint green lume which I think is a later addition.