This article is contributed by one of our loyal followers and readers, Boris Pjanic. He runs a watch business in Germany and has a blog on watches as well. While being a Rolex passionate, his second love is for Omega timepieces. This contribution covers a wonderful vintage Omega Seamaster 300. Not the Seamaster 300 that Omega based their 1957 reference CK2913 re-edition on this year (click for the article on the new Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial), but from the early 1960s.

omega seamaster 165024 IMG_1274Most Omega collectors think of the Speedmaster first when asked which vintage Omega they would consider first. Nevertheless, the Seamaster 300 is definitely not a watch to ignore. While the Big Triangle seems to gather the largest majority of collectors, this later Seamaster ref. 165.024 is just as beautiful and appealing.

omega seamaster 165.024 IMG_1277omega seamaster 165024 IMG_1274The patina and colour of the indices and the matching bakelite bezel give this watch a really pretty face. Many collectors are looking for the „Big Triangle“ version of this watch, but even without the large triangle at 12 o’clock is this watch a great collector item and should not be missed.

Combined with the contemporary large 41mm case which is 2mm larger than a Speedmaster from the time, this is a great daily wearer. Comfortable, easy to read, and with great potential to become another icon of Omega watch making.

omega seamaster 165.024 better movement pic IMG_1243Considering that this large case is from 1967, a time when most watches were less than 34mm in size, it must have been a truly oversize watch back then, while matching today’s trend of large sized timepieces. Definitely a must-have in any good Omega collection.

Give Boris’s blog a visit here. Besides selling watches, collecting watches and writing for his own blog, he contributes to other websites including Fratellowatches, and and acts as an intermediate for buying & selling high-end timepieces.