Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965

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Lot 19
Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch
Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965
Sold for £ 69,700 (US$ 92,275) inc. premium

Lot Details
Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965 Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965
Omega. A stainless steel automatic military issue wristwatch
Seamaster 300, Ref:165.024, Movement No.24725274, Circa 1965
24-jewel Cal.552 automatic movement, black dial with luminous baton hour markers and white inner Arabic quarters, white minute divisions, polished luminous filled sword hands and arrow tipped centre seconds, brushed and polished tonneau form case with screw down back, back engraved '↑ W10/6645-99-923-7697 A205/67', bi-directional calibrated bezel with black insert and luminous Arabic ten minute indications, signed shouldered crown, fluted lugs, fitted grey NATO fabric strap, case, dial and movement signed
42mm.

Footnotes

  • The Military Seamaster 300 was manufactured for the British Forces under strict guidelines given by the Ministry of Defence. The official document includes the specifications of the solid bars for the attachment of a NATO style canvas strap, the bezel with minute register for the full 60 seconds, Tritium luminous paint applied to the hands and dial symbolised by a T in a circle on the latter and oversize hands for clear legibility. Due to the fact that this watch was very much a tool watch many were discarded, destroyed or changed making complete examples quite sought after.

    The Seamaster line was first launched in 1948 to coincide with the company's 100th anniversary and is now considered to be the oldest line in their current collection. Taking inspiration from British waterproof military watches from the 40s, the Seamaster was intended, as quoted by Omega, to be for 'active individuals who wanted a watch for "town, sea and country". In the late 50s Omega introduced a new Seamaster 300, one that can be more identified with the modern diving connotations of the brand.
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