The Omega Seamaster 300 is perhaps one of the most iconic and enduring watch models of all time. Alongside the Speedmaster and Railmaster, these models were first released by Omega in 1957 and are collectively known as the Trilogy. It was done as an effort by Omega to get into the tool watch game, as more an more people were leading active lifestyles.
This version, launched in 1964, is the second big change in the Seamaster line. It replaced the earlier straight-lug Seamaster 300 and moved on to a more muscular lyre-lug asymmetrical case. This was very similar to how the Speedmaster changed as well, giving an indication to the closeness of these models. The Ref. 166.024 is the date version and apart from the bigger case, also featured a thick bakelite bezel with lume.
With its case size measuring at 41mm, it is a very masculine watch that has a great presence on the wrist. Not only that, despite its large size, it sits very nicely on the wrist due to its relatively slim profile. The Seamster 300 cases were produced by two companies, Huguenin Freres and Central Boites, with this example being made by the former, as denoted by the stamping on the inner caseback.
Flip the watch over and you will see that this Omega Seamster 300 is powered by one of their greatest workhorse movements, the Cal. 565. This self-winding movement is well known for its reliability and has a power reserve of 50 hours.
Furthermore, this example comes in an absolutely pristine condition with great patina and a well-preserved bezel, dial and case. Topped with a flat link bracelet that completes the look, this Omega Seamster 300 Ref. 166.024 is a bonafide classic, instantly recognisable and enduringly iconic.