Omega Seamaster 300
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
With the Omega Seamaster 300, Reference CK2913, Omega dipped its toe into the deep sea of purpose-built dive watches. It soon became a classic, a worthy alternative to its rivals, the Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. In its early years, the design of the watch would undergo subtle metamorphoses, mainly in the crown and in the bezel, until the mid-1960s saw the release of the second generation of Seamaster 300.
This was the Reference 165.024, which we offer here.
In the Reference 165.024, Omega made other changes that truly brought home the fact that this was an entirely new watch. The dial took on a new look, with thicker hour markers than the thin, elongated triangles that typified the CK2913. The hands were changed as well: because the broad arrow hands of the previous versions proved hard to read underwater, Omega switched to sword or plongeur hands.
But the most salient feature of this new reference of Seamaster was the case. At 42mm, it was larger than the CK2913’s. Moreover, the silhouette changed completely. Instead of straight lugs, the Reference 165.024 featured an asymmetrical case with faceted lugs. The bezel of the Reference 165.024 was enlarged, and was available in several different variations, all of these featured luminescent material layered inside acrylic.
With a fresh new look, the Seamaster 300 soon found a home on the wrists of professional divers, with some being used by the navies of France and the United Kingdom.
Unlike its contemporary, the Speedmaster, where the earliest versions are the most desirable, it’s the Reference 165.024 that collectors prefer over its predecessor. Military variants can, of course, attract a premium. But for the collector who wants to dip his toe, so to speak, into the world of SM300s, examples like these are hard to argue with.
This particular Reference 165.024 is a survivor. It features a case with honest wear, including some flaking to the luminescent material of the hands and hour markers. Coming complete with a 1171/516 bracelet, it’s a robust, reliable companion—whether on the waves or just looking at them.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Omega Seamaster 300