Omega Seamaster 300 Military 165.024 'Big Triangle'

This historically important mil-spec Omega Seamaster 300 was issued to the British Royal Navy in 1970.

Museum Piece
Omega Seamaster 300The Omega Seamaster is the oldest Omega line in the current collection.

Introduction

This historically important mil-spec Omega Seamaster 300 was issued to the British Royal Navy in 1970. The engraving on the caseback shows the military branch code, issue number and year of issue. The watch features fixed bars between the lugs so you won't lose your wrist companion during battle.This "Big Triangle" dial and sword hands increase legibility. The use of tritium in the hands and indices is specified by the "circled T" on the dial, something we only see on these military divers. Another trademark is the small dot in the middle of the 12 and 6 o'clock marker. The indices, hands, and bezel numerals still light up under UV-light. The original bakelite bezel is in remarkably great condition without any cracks.We have seen and even sold some military-issued SM300 before, but none were as well preserved as this one. It is accompanied by the extract of the archives confirming the heritage and stating this watch was delivered on October 22, 1970.

Description

Omega Seamaster 300The Omega Seamaster is the oldest Omega line in the current collection. It was intended as a durable yet elegant watch for active individuals who wanted a versatile wristwatch. The most beloved toolwatch within this line became the Omega Seamaster 300 with a water depth rating of 200m. It proved its abilities in submarines during the Second World War and was used to achieve he first diving-record back in 1955.Due to the exceptional quality of the Omega Seamaster 300, it has been a popular choice among many of the world most famous explorers and divers. Most notably the use of Jacques Cousteau's team during its “Precontinent II” experiments in the Red Sea in the summer of 1963. It would also go on to be the watch of choice for military divers including the British Special Bot Service.Although this dive watch was specifically designed for professionals and underwater sports lovers alike, it soon enjoyed a wider fan-base. The strong masculine and rugged looks didn’t go unnoticed back then and it still is a real statement on the wrist. A watch with so much character.