There was a dicussion on the TZ Omega fourm about vintage Seamaster 3oo. I did a quick brain dump and came up with this... and I wanted to share it with MWR.
I was able to confirm this info with Omega a while back...
History of the " Seamaster 3oo "
* 1959 first " Seamaster 3oo " has a case of ref. CK 2913 -automatic cal. 501 - arrow hands
CK 2913 Seamaster 3oo ad circa 1958
* 1960 ... above replaced by new ref. CK 14755 - automatic cal. 552- arrow hands
* 1962 ...above replaced by new ref. ST 165.014 - cal. 552 but with" straight hands !
* 1964 ...above replaced by new ref. ST 165.024 - cal. 552 ( no date ) - also straight hands
Seamaster 3oo Ad circa 1965
Seamaster 3oo Date w/ either 563 or 565 caliber movement
From personal observations...
The 14775 and the 165.014 is basically the same watch and movement, Omega just switched to a 6 digit case reference system.
The dial design on the 2913 was used until the case design switch to the 165.024.
2913 used the same type of Arrow head hour hand ( can be seen in the scan of the 2913 ). The 14755 used both the Arrow head hour hand like the 2913 and the arrow head min hand and std hour hand as can be seen in 14755 scan. I dont have a scan of a correct 165.014 but Omega said it has "stick hands" and not the Arrow head or the hands that are on the Seamaster 300 w/ date ( I call them Broad sword luminous hands).
I have been told by Omega.. the Broad sword hands were only issued on the Seamaster 300 with Date and the RN (Royal Navy ) issued Seamaster 300s. I included a scan of a Seamaster 3oo Ad from about 1965 it illustrates a 165.024 no-date and with stick hands. But I have seen many examples of 165.024 No-date Seamaster 300 with the Broad sword hands.. at this time its still and open question in my book if they were originally sold with this broad hands or not.
If I find any additional information i will post it here...
Posted on Oct 17, 2001, 4:51 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199