Stock No.

Exhibit No.11

Collection No. 108

Year

1970

Movement

Calibre 552 automatic (self-winding), 24 jewels, 19800 VpH, with hour, minute, and centre seconds

Case Material

Stainless steel with asymmetric lugs and fixed bars and Omega-signed screw-down crown, caseback outer engraved with MoD ’Broad Arrow’ above 0552/923, 7697, A/681/70, inner marked 165024 twice, and SP

Dial

Matte black, signed, Ω, OMEGA, AUTOMATIC, Seamaster 300 and fat encircled T, with tritium luminescent indices, Arabic hour numerals at the cardinal points

Condition

Presented in excellent pre-owned condition, in just the way you would expect to see a military Seamaster: with signs of age-related wear and understandable servicing. The original dial has a very attractive patina, the tritium markers have taken on a warm hue, the military encircled T has small losses, and the handset is a service replacement. The original acrylic resin bezel is in good overall condition with general wear and pleasing discolouration. The asymmetrical case shows use-related wear but is strong, while the military-spec screw down crown, together with the Omega-signed crystal, are likely to be service replacements – all consistent and expected of a highly desirable and rare, Naval issued, military watch.

Dimensions

2mm diameter, strap circumference approximately 200mm

Bracelet

Grey NATO-style strap

Handset

Sword-shaped hour and minutes, with diamond long point seconds

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega-signed square box with red velvet base, with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production October 22, 1970 and subsequent delivery to the British Royal Navy.

Signed

Case, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel serrated, with black acrylic resin bezel insert with tritium minutes (Type 2 bold font, sloped serif 1, flat top and bottom 3, rectangular 4, 5 minutes in tritium)