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OMEGA | REFERENCE 165.024 SEAMASTER 300 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968

Estimate:

12,000 to - 15,000 USD

OMEGA | REFERENCE 165.024 SEAMASTER 300 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968

OMEGA | REFERENCE 165.024 SEAMASTER 300 A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968

Estimate:

12,000 to - 15,000 USD

OMEGA


REFERENCE 165.024 SEAMASTER 300

A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1968


Dial: black

Caliber: cal. 552 automatic, 24 jewels 

Movement number: 26'286'603

Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back

Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp, endlinks stamped 516, clasp numbered No. 1039, 68

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none

CASE

Case good condition with surface wear, scuffing and scratches consistent with age and previous use. Lugs with surface scratches and nicks throughout. Bezel and insert possibly later replaced in our view. Bracelet with equivalent wear and surface scuffing. Crystal glazing with scuffing and scratches.


DIAL

Dial in good overall condition with light surface wear. Hands with some patina. Hands and indexes react to UV light.


MOVEMENT

The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Omega introduced the Seamaster 300 in 1957 as a tool watch for divers. From 1967 until approximately 1970, these watches were issued to members of the British Royal Army and Navy. Today these examples are extremely rare and sought after amongst collectors. The present example was manufactured on February 27, 1968, and was delivered to the US Marine 6th Fleet Base.