It is one of the heaviest duty and most rugged dive watches ever built and people wore them hard. This, my watch friends, this is the finest original specimen I've ever had or seen. The only way it gets'better' than this is if it were a Mark I or II. For the condition collector this is the ultimate opportunity; finding this watch in this condition just doesn't happen, at least not often.
The bezel, case finish, bracelet, cloudy crystal and semi melty inner crystal gasket are all telling the story of the watch: that it sat in a drawer (or somewhere) for its whole life. And now it is for sale to a new collection. Someone is going to get an amazing watch!Diameter: 44 mm w/out crown, 55 mm w/crown, 44 mm lug to lug. Lug Width: 24 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 24 mm bracelet). Crystal: Mineral; crystal shows clouding which is a thin accumulation of oil from the watch sitting for decades.
Strap/Bracelet: Omega 1162/162/1 linked to fit up to a slightly larger than 8 wrist in mint shape. Case: Stainless steel massive brushed diver case with xxl button lock ratcheting rotating bakelite acrylic bezel, heavy duty crown is as new but the crown gasket has gotten melty.
Dial: Matte blue with tritium markers white small hours and orange extra large sword minute hand, silver background black date wheel, perfectly matched patina aging, a Mark III style dial (the first one with 600m / 2000ft). Condition: 98%: (9.8 of 10): I can't tell the full story of the watches history but if someone said to me that the original owner wore it out of the jewelry store and a week later it went into a drawer and didn't come out until now I'd think to myself'yup, that lines up about right'; I don't know how it came to exist so perfectly and original but it most certainly is that. To actually wear it it needs a service just to change the movement oil and melted gaskets. But you should probably leave it like I have as a perfect original survivor. It runs but like I said should be serviced to really be worn appropriately.We are quick to respond, agreeable, and easy. After 4 days, we reserve the right to relist the item, resell the item, or open an Unpaid Item Case. We give you our guarantee that each of our items is verified authentic. Each item we sell passes through our strict authenticity screening. We do not sell suspect, replica, or counterfeit items of any kind. Proud members of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild and National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. We take incredible pride in our curated line of vintage, modern, and collectible watches and accessories. Each piece in our collection is hand-selected to represent the absolute best of the market.
While we are very strong in vintage pieces, our collection of watches is as versatile as the people who wear them. The item "Omega Seamaster 1970s Ploprof Mark III 166.077 Tritium Unpolished Barnfind Rare" is in sale since Friday, June 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "timetitans" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.