Omega Seamaster 300 Military 165.024

1967, United Kingdom. The British Ministry of Defence issued this Omega Seamaster to the British Royal Air Force. Just imagine the stories that this watch has been through.

1957, the Omega Seamaster 300 was introduced. This watch belonged, together with the Speedmaster and Railmaster, to Omega’s new collection of professional toolwatches and was Omega’s response to the Rolex Submariner, which was introduced four years earlier. The reference 165.024 was issued in 1964 and was part of the second generation of Seamaster 300s. This is an early specimen as it dates back to 1967; the first year of introduction by the British Ministry of Defense.

This military watch, with the case size of 41,5mm, has a beautiful black dial with a grainy matte finish. What we absolutely love about the military Seamaster, as opposed to the regular 165.024, is the military engraved caseback. The ones used by the British Army starting with “W10”, followed by the military branch code, issue number and year of issue. Furthermore, the tritium on this example has aged gorgeously into a nice, yellowish-greenish colour. Moreover, the original, fragile bakelite bezel is in remarkably great condition and doesn’t show any cracks. Pretty rare for a professional diving watch! The so-called “mil-spec Seamaster” also has fixed bars, so that the NATO strap (of choice) stays tight. This one even has its original, crazed plexiglass, which shows stress-ruptures.

A vintage piece that comes with its original papers (confirmation by British army) and Extracts of the Archives. Rarely, do we see such a well-preserved military Seamaster 300.

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