For the serious Omega connoisseur, few things are more exciting than finding an example of one of the company's much sought after and very elusive models...
Today's offering showcases this very rare ref. 166.024 Seamaster 300 diver's watches with bakelite bezel. It is often considered one of the “Holy Grail” watches by many Omega collectors.
We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original Omega parts. The only part that has previously been replaced is the crystal, which is a genuine and correct Omega replacement, which is not easy to find for this watch. All hands, the Omega screwed down crown, bakelite bezel, and dial are all original to the watch.
Its case presents in excellent condition with light remnants of wear and not overly polished. Its dial, which was poorly redone when we acquired it, has been freshly sympathetically restored by the leading dial expert in North America. The luminous glows brightly.
Its wonderful bakelite bezel is in untouched condition.
One of our Master Watchmakers has just freshly serviced the movement. It is keeping accurate time. We have also tested the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn.
For the finishing touch, we have installed a new crocodile strap and aftermarket Omega style buckle. It could also be equipped with the brand new vintage style distressed leather strap shown in the photo of the watch on the wrist if you would like, or we can order a NATO strap for it depending on the style you're looking for.
Also included with the sale are the two black straps that fit it that are pictured.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1968
Serial no.: 27,943,142
Model: Reference 166.024, Seamaster 300
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case condition: Near mint with light remnants of wear. Only light previous signs of polishing. It still has nice lines. The untouched bakelite bezel has only fairly light aging.
Dimensions: 43mm diameter (13mm thick)
Dial: Matte black with painted Arabic numerals luminous triangular indexes (glows brightly!). Baton luminous coated steel hands. Restored by the leading dial expert in the North America.
Hands: Original, luminous steel baton and diamond, whitened steel counterweighted seconds
Movement type: Cal. 565, copper-colored, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co, Swiss, Twenty Jewels, 565, 27,943,142
Width between lugs: 20mm
Band: Lorica, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, fitted with an aftermarket Omega style buckle, brand new and unused. It could also be equipped with the brand new vintage style distressed leather strap shown in the photo of the watch on the wrist if you would like, or we can order a NATO strap for it depending on the style you're looking for.
Crystals: Signed Omega, correct for this watch, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed on a computerized system. We have also tested the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.