Yes, this is the amazing, legendary Omega 300 Man's Automatic and what's special about this watch is not only the performance but the overall way cool vintage look that it has.
As an old auctioneer used to say when he got to the piece in the auction everyone was waiting for..."Raise your sights Ladies and Gentlemen". We here at Father Time Antiques certainly feel that way about a wonderful Omega "300" that we just acquired. The "300" Diver's Watch was first introduced in 1957 and then went through several iterations. The second generation was produced between 1962 and 1969. This "300" is from 1968, and has a 24 jewel automatic, Caliber 565, that is as nice an Omega movement as we have had in one of these desirable timepieces. The color of the lume on the dial, the hands, and on the rotating bezel is a nice, aged, mellow tan. It is a wonderful vintage look. The "300"s of this vintage came with either "Straight Stick Hands" or "Broad Sword Hands" like this one. Omega tells us that the 165.014 and the 165.024 were fitted with the "Stick Hands", but our watch, the 166.024, with date, was fitted with "Broad Sword Hands" and is most desirable. Because these were working diver's watches they almost always had lots of dings and scratches, because they were constantly being used. Ours, however, came to us with only minor scratches and very light wear. These watches today are highly sought after and have become a hard-to-find rival to the Rolex Submariner 5513. It bears all of the correct markings on the dial, case interior, exterior, and bezel. It even has its "SC" mark on the interior of the case back indicating that it is the proper case for a "300" with a Seconde Centre (a central sweep second hand). When all is said and done this is a watch to proudly wear for a lifetime of great timekeeping! Don't miss it...it is only the second one we have had in the last ten years! Make sure you look at the "Zoom In" photos so that you can see how clean the movement is and also notice the Omega Logo crown, and wonderful case condition.
The stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter by 47mm from lug to lug. It has a rotating bezel that is still in very nice shape, as is the stainless steel case. The original finish dial is about as good as they get and it bears all of the correct markings for this vintage, circa 1968. The "Broad Arrow" hands really make the look complete. The date window at the three o'clock position displays the date while the bold markings on the bezel clearly announce the ten minute intervals that are so important to diving. We have fitted it with a minimally stitched leather band for a great vintage look. Yup, it doesn't get much better than this! Remember all of our timepieces come with a one year warranty for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.