Reference : 165.024
Movement : Automatic Omega Cal. 552
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1967
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Unknown Service History - 6-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no Omega box or Omega paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket black leather NATO strap, an original Omega leather strap is provided. The watch is from 1967 and is in worn condition as you can see, marks here and there and the original bakelite bezel is showing some more serious signs of wear, but this is to be expected and looks great in my opinion. The watch is in all original condition and has aged beautifully and evenly. There is no know service history but the watch is running very well and giving a great reading on the timegrapher, a 6-month non-waterproof warranty will be provided with the watch upon sale.
Omega has a long and fascinating history in dive watches dating back to the 1930s. The seahorse on the case back represents Neptune the God of the sea. It was conceived by Pierre Borie after seeing a picture of Neptune riding a chariot pulled by seahorses. It is the reason why the seahorses are wearing a bridle. The 42mm stainless steel case has both polished sides and brushed lugs with a razor-sharp edge transition. Condition is key on these collected pieces and this one definitely stands out from the crowd. The slim case profile makes the watch sit comfortably on the wrist. A bi-directional bezel with knurling allowing you to confidently grip the bezel and turn it. It has its original insert made of Bakelite in great original condition with lumed 60-minute Arabic numerals. There’s only a slight ding at the 10-minute mark on the bezel. A prominent dome crystal sits above a matte black dial with lumed numerals at 12,3,6 and 9 and applied indexes in between. Orignal swords hands and arrow seconds hands are also lumed. On the back, we have a screw-down case back with the seahorse engraving. Inside an Automatic Omega Cal. 552, 24 Jewels Beating at 19,800 beats per hour. Fitted on a black Nato and also includes is an original Omega black leather Omega strap.
I have always loved the look of the vintage Omega Seamaster 300, I have been offered a few this year but unfortunately, their condition hasn't quite been to the standard I wanted. Usually, they are either incredibly well worn or have lots of replacement parts, when this one landed on my desk I was incredibly excited to acquire it for the store! The condition of this example is great, evenly patina'd throughout and all original, it is exactly what we look for and I am excited to offer it for sale. This will be a highlight for the website for sure, I wouldn't wait on this one as I suspect many people will wish they hadn't!