Lot 4
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7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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Dial: black Calibre: cal. 552 automatic, 24 jewels Movement number: 24’715’588 Case: stainless steel, screw-down back Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 42mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: none


DIAL: with even patination throughout, black mark on the luminescent triangle at 12 o'clock and black mark on the luminescent index at 6 o'clock. Minute and hour hands are lightly scratched. CASE: with scuffs and scratches throughout. Case shows signs of old light polishing, but proportions remain strong. Bracelet also with scuffs throughout, stamped no 13 / 4 68 Bracelet: ref. 1039, stamped 4 / 68 and 516 endlinks MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

The Seamaster 300 reference 165.024 is one of the most iconic diving watches ever produced. While its rival, the Rolex 5513, was produced for more than 20 years, this Omega was available for only a third of that time. It is extremely difficult to find an example of this tool watch in good condition and the present lot is one such example. It was produced when the famous Big triangle dial was introduced. This one has been preserved in great condition, with the pin holes at 6 and 12 still visible and has developed a most attractive ochre patina, matching the sword hands. The case still retains strong proportions with well-defined lyra lugs and sharp angles to the crown guards. The bezel is from the end of the decade and remains without cracks. Finally, the piece comes with a 1039 bracelet from 1968 with matching 516 end-links.