OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 “BIG TRIANGLE”
Rare Omega Seamaster 300 “Big Triangle” diver’s watch from 1967. Ref. 166.024-67 SC, HF (Huguenin SA). Original, beautifully aged “Big Triangle” tritium dial with sword hands. Original MK3 bezel is in excellent condition. Omega cal. 565 automatic movement was fully serviced 2018. Case diameter is 42 mm without the crown. Watch is sold with hand-made leather strap. Available also with Omega steel bracelet at addtional cost.
Watch has 24-month service warranty.
Seamaster 300 with Ethiopian history
According to Omega museum Extract from the Archives certificate, this watch was delivered to Ethiopia in October 1968. Elderly gentleman who sold this watch to us said, that he had bought it new, but didn’t remember when.
It is likely that this watch ended up in Finland either through Finland’s development cooperation or through the good work of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission.
Finland established diplomatic relations with Ethiopia in 1959 and set up an embassy in Addis Ababa in 1965. It was the first Finnish embassy in Africa. Development cooperation with Ethiopia started in 1967. From those years onward there were regular traffic from Finland to Ethiopia.
The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission started cooperation with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in 1969.