Omega Seamaster 300*** 165.024 N.O.S.*** 1967
OMEGA Seamaster 300 Ref. 165.024 'Big Triangle', 1967, NEW OLD STOCK BOX & PAPERS
Serial: 256XXXXX
Circa: 1967
Reference: 165.024

DIAL: Matte black with luminous hour markers, including the 'Big Triangle' index at 12, which have naturally aged over time.
Luminous steel “sword” hands, luminous material has evenly aged patina.

CASE: 42mm, Stainless Steel with Bakelite rotating bi-directional 60min bezel, lyre lugs, back engraved with Seamaster logo and the words “Certified High Pressure Waterproof”

MOVEMENT: Omega Cal. 552, self-winding mechanical, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel braclet with hang tags


The Seamaster was launched by Omega in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s 100th anniversary and is the oldest model in the current collection. Loosely based on the waterproof wristwatches made for the British military at the end of World War II, the Seamaster was first intended as a robust yet elegant watch. The first watches were equipped with self-winding movements in both standard and chronometer versions, the latter being universally appreciated for their robustness, accuracy and reliability.
The engineers at OMEGA were so sure of the Seamaster that one flew over the north pole attached to the outside of a DC6 in 1956.
The following year saw the introduction of the “Professional” range of Seamaster watches with the launch of the Seamaster 300. Though OMEGA was not a newcomer to the world of divers' watches, the 1932 Marine accompanied the father of modern diving, Yves Le Prieur, on many of his dives, it marked a decisive turning point for the line which has been associated with robust divers' watches ever since.
The Seamaster 300 has been the choice of many of the world’s most famous divers over the years. Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s team used the Seamaster 300 during its “Precontinent II” experiments in the Red Sea in the summer of 1963 to prove that divers could live in a submerged saturated gas environment for long periods without adverse effects.
On the 12th of July 1968 the Comex "Doris" divers used the Seamaster 300 to descend to 365 meters.
- Omega Museum

The watch is accompanied by an Omega archives extract confirming its 1967 production date.