At Wound For Life, the past couple weeks have been a little hectic. That’s why we unfortunately didn’t get to publish our weekly instalment of Market Watch(ing) last Friday, but fear not, your favorite watch roundup article is back. While the whole team isn’t exactly back on track just yet, Isaac and Dean came through with some stellar picks as per usual.
Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 165.024
My first pick this week is an Omega, and it comes from Boston’s European Watch Company. What you’re looking at is a 1968 Ref. 165.024 Seamaster 300, and an incredibly clean one at that. Over time, this SM300 developed an even, custard-colored patina on the hands, dial, and luminous portions of the bezel, giving the watch that warm, weathered glow that a well worn vintage watch should have. Although the bezel does appear to have a small chip, it’s nice to see that the watch has just been serviced, and that it’s being sold with a bracelet, so you don’t have to go hunting one down on the interwebs.
Patek Philippe Swiss Timing Center Brochure
While looking at watches on eBay, I often come across vintage, watch-related curios like brochures, books, signs, and advertisements that I most definitely have no need for, though still add to the gargantuan and aptly named “watch list.” You know, just in case. Here, we have a Patek Philippe brochure from 1964 that highlights the watchmaker’s Swiss Timing Center at the World’s Fair in New York. It’s things like these that reveal to us the context in which some of the most coveted vintage watches of today were released, and for that reason, I’m hooked on tracking them down.