Omega Seamaster, model number 165.024 dating from the mid 1960s. Essentially Omega’s answer to the Submariner, and a version of this watch was in fact replaced by the Submariner as a British Military watch under the same specification as the Military Sub. The only difference between this civilian model and the military one is that the Military version also has fixed bars.
The case is somewhat more “styled” than the Rolex with “bombé” lugs and a bakelite bezel insert, rather than the removable insert used by Rolex. The watch still has the original Omega Naid crown, and it still has its original Omega signed crystal.
The movement is the pink finished calibre 552 with 24 jewels, micrometer regulation and is numbered 23795385.
The dial is the early “Small Triangle” one (named after the 12 marker), which was the first style of dial for this model, which was introduced in 1964; it has truncated triangle markers for the quarter hours with large luminous baton luminous batons for the remainder. The hands are the same military design as used on the Military Subs and are steel with both the hour and seconds dial in a diamond shape. Unlike the hour/minute hands, the sweep seconds hand is painted white. The dial and bezel are both the original tritium ones fitted at the factory, whilst the hands are later factory Luminova replacements. These original dials are easily identified by the pinhole marks in the luminous at 12 & 6.
The case is 95%; the dial is 95+% and the movement is 95%.
It measures 39mm diam, 46mm lug to lug and 14mm high it takes a 20 mm strap and an aftermarket “Shark proof” bracelet is fitted.
£7,750.00 (approx. $11,000.00 US)