1966 Omega Seamaster 300 165.024 ‘Big Triangle’


 Curator Thoughts

It rarely happens, but there are moments when something truly special comes in for the Watch Shop and this is one of those moments. Probably the most recognizable Omega, the Seamaster 300 Omega is well known when it comes to James Bond and the battle for the Comex Contract between them and Rolex. If the reference 165.024 isn't rare enough, let's talk about its 1171 bracelet and the highly sought-after "Big Triangle" dial seen at 12 o’clock will always be one of the top vintage watches you can acquire for an affordable price. Omega's catalog is extensive. If you keep your eye out for vintage Omegas, you'll probably discover something new at least once a week, if not daily. 

Condition Analysis
The dial has a strong patination, from the dial itself to the lume. The matte dial has gained speckles and darker spots throughout the dial and especially around the tritium lume. The lume itself is all original and has faded over time. The hour markers, wording, and hands are still all visible and in really good condition. The case does have wear throughout with some smaller dings on the edges. The bracelet has light wear with a lot of life still left to it. The bracelet is stamped with the correct 1171 reference and 676 endlinks. 

Year: Circa 1966
Model: Seamaster 300
Case Diameter: 42mm
Lug to Lug: 48mm
Case: Stainless steel
Condition: No significant wear as seen
Dial: Great condition 
Movement: Manual winding


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