Are there watches that you have on your “‘holy grail” list, that seemingly unattainable collection of fine timepieces you’d give anything to have? Or perhaps it’s just one watch from a lauded, legendary brand? Perhaps the 1968 Omega Seamaster 300 fits that description? In our minds, it certainly does.
This remarkable watch is truly one-of-a-kind, seeing as it was owned by Lt. Col. George Aikman Finter, a legendary intelligence officer and remarkable man who served no less than four tours of duty in Vietnam (where he was killed in action, leaving behind a truly remarkable timepiece and an even more remarkable life).
If you consider yourself a history buff or a watch buff, or a little (or a lot) of both, the 1968 Omega Seamaster 300 is surely worth coveting. You won’t find another watch like this one — it’s a true national treasure worthy of an American hero, after all. [via]