Omega, Seamaster 300 – 166.024-67

This is a very interesting and quite rare 1967 Omega Seamaster 300 with reference 166.024-67 and Omega cal 565.

Omega Seamaster 300 166.024

The version with date indication is hardly seen. At the time of writing there’s not one offered at Chrono24, they’re all (12 pieces at the moment) reference 165.024 without date. As the icing on the cake this one has the ‘big triangle’ dial.

I bought the watch from the first owner, who professionally used it as a Dutch Marine Diver for almost 35 years. Only when it needed a general overhaul (at Omega) some 5 years ago, he bought another well known dive watch.

Because the service took over 6 months he got used to his new watch that much that he hardly used this Omega anymore. Now after 5 years laying around in a drawer he brought it to me and asked me to sell it.

As can be clearly seen this is not one of those re-made originals, it’s the real deal it self. Used, but not abused, although the luminous material in the dial and hands is pretty dark and worn out.

A last thing to mention is the stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet is a reference 1039 (the stretching end parts are still in good condition and fully functional) and is signed 4-68, with end-links ref 516. These bracelets were used on Speedmaster Pro’s as well, this was fitted originally to this watch at the time of buying.

Well here it is, and below are the details. More and larger pictures can be found through the following link: Omega Seamaster 300, 166.024-67 picture set

Brand: Omega
Model: Seamaster 300
Reference: 166.024-67
Serial #: 25658721

Movement: automatic, caliber 565
Size: 41,5 mm
Year: 1967

Box: yes, original
Papers: no
Condition: worn

Sales price: € 2.325,=

This watch is now sold.

Note. The movement is running extremely fine, with an amplitude of over 280 degrees and a daily accuracy tolerance of only +6 seconds.

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One Response to Omega, Seamaster 300 – 166.024-67

  1. Hubert Pellikaan on November 14, 2013 at 08:40

    This is a great machine indeed! I love the way the lugs bend down with these cases. Omega abandoned this unfortunately!