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.
Most 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.
The 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.
Considering 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 WatchTime.net and acts as an intermediate for buying & selling high-end timepieces.