For your consideration is this beautiful vintage 1965 Omega Seamaster 300 ref: 165.014-64
The Omega Seamaster 300, reference 165.014, was one of the various watches awarded to Israeli Air Force pilots upon completion of their rigorous fighter pilot training back in the mid-'60s. This particular example, reference 165.014-64, is one of them and remains beautifully preserved in its all-original state, including the original bezel, original 7912 bracelet with the original end links, and even the original spring bars. It comes with the original box and guarantee papers. The Omega Extract Of The Archives shows a production date of September 14, 1965, and delivery to Israel.
Case: Unpolished straight lug case in beautiful shape. Shows some normal wear.
Dial: 100% Original Tritium dial in excellent condition. Original Tritium plots in excellent shape showing no degradation tor lume loss.
Hands: Original Tritium hands with original lume.
Bezel: 100% original bezel with original painted insert. As you probably know, the vast majority of these bezels did not survive. Finding an early straight lug Seamaster 300 with the original bezel still fully in tact is like finding a needle in a haystack...
Bracelet: Original and fully linked Omega 7912 bracelet dated 4/64. All spring links work. Bracelet shows some stretch.
End links: Original #6 end links with the original spring bars.
Movement: Omega Cal. 552 in excellent condition. Just serviced and carries a one-year service warranty on the movement. Keeping excellent time.
Accessories: Original box and guarantee papers. Omega Extract Of The Archives showing September 14, 1965 Production date and delivery to Israel.
Notes: This beautiful Seamaster 300 came from the family of the original owner who was an Israeli Air Force pilot who was awarded this watch when he graduated from the fighter pilot training course in 1966. You’ll notice that the last digit on the serial number filled in the papers is incorrect (5 instead of 9).
There are two theories as to why this might have occured:
1) Whoever filled out the papers made an error.
2) Since these watches were ordered and supplied to the IDF Air Force in bulk and awarded as gifts to new pilots, it is possible that some of the papers were mixed up.
In either case, these are the original papers that came with the watch, which was acquired directly from the family of the original owner.
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