OMEGA | SEAMASTER 300 BIG TRIANGLE, REFERENCE 165.024 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1966
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- SEAMASTER 300 BIG TRIANGLE, REFERENCE 165.024 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1966
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
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.