Vintage Omega Seamaster 300 Ref.166.024 c.1970 with Extract and Box.

Regular price £0.01

Shipping calculated at checkout.
The Watch
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 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 white on black date aperture, large tritium lume plots, and Arabic numerals at the cardinal points. The 41.5mm steel case is large for the era, but perfect for wear today.


This Seamaster 300 ref. 166.024 is accompanied by an Omega extract from the archives which dates the Watch accurately to 19th January 1970, it also is joined by a vintage Omega inner and outer Box.


The case is by Huguenin Frères, as denoted by the "HF" stamp on the inside caseback.


View this Seamaster 300 in a video: here



The Specs

Age: 19th January 1970!
Reference: 166.024.
Movement: Automatic with Sweep Seconds.
Calibre: 565.
Timekeeping: Very good, well within the reasonable expectations for such a Vintage.
Service History: Fully Serviced January 2023.
Dial: Original Omega Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 41.5mm/45mm End to End: 47.6mm
Bezel: Original 60 Click Bakelite Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Sword Hands.
Crystal: Original Signed Crystal.
Crown: Original Omega Crown. 
Strap/Bracelet: On a vintage Omega 1193 Bracelet with 677 end links. Fits approx 8in.
Lug Width: 20mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Awesomely Dial.
- Twisted Lug, HF Case.
- Original Signed Crystal.
- Original Sword Hands.
-Hard to find good honest examples.
-Extract from the Archives.

Nitty Gritty:
- The Case has marks and scratches throughout.
- Hands and Dial have been relumed at some point in their life.
- Original Crystal has Crazing.

Overall the Seamaster is in nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in very good condition, I do believe it has been relumed at some stage in its life.
Steel Case is in fair condition.
The caseback is very good.
The Crown screws nicely to the case.
Original Crystal has crazing throughout.
Hands are in nice order with yellow lume which I think is a later addition.
1193 Bracelet in good order, with a tiny bit of give.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.