Though released in 1948, the Seamaster is still one of Omega’s reasons for its ever-growing demand and popularity. This Swiss brand has been creating timeless and robust pieces since 1848, when it was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds. A robust do-it-all timepiece, it is more water resistant than its military ancestors, kudos to the innovative rubber-o-ring gasket that keeps the elements out. Here is our in-depth review of the Omega Seamaster 300m.
The fame of Omega Seamaster hit the sky when in 1995, Pierce Brosnan wore it in his James Bond movie GoldenEye, and is referred to as the Bond watch since. Introduced in 1993, three decades later, it is still a hit, with many celebrities such as US President Barack Obama, and Prince Williams flaunting it beautifully. Though they started it with Calibre 1109, they switched to caliber 1120, featuring the well-known blue dial with a wave pattern. The automatic model, termed the Seamaster Professional (SMP), is famous to this day.
Case and Strap Options
The case of Omega Seamaster is a round stainless-steel design that is water resistant, well-polished and brush-finished. The eye-catching bezel comes with numerals that add a vintage touch. The rotating diving bezel is made using ceramic with the diving scale, which provides everlasting durability. Designed for divers, the rubber strap is the most comfortable and comes with a good length that fits well over a wetsuit. This makes it a well-fitted and top-notch OEM rubber strap. You have three options: a black or blue rubber strap or a metal bracelet.
The Seamaster Diver 300M is a 42mm stainless steel watch that is a strong competitor of some top of the best watch brands. With a 13.7mm thick strap and a 50mm lug width of 20mm, it perfectly sits on your wrist, heightening the level of sophistication. The SMP features a white Super-LumiNova and thin black borders for a contrasting touch. You can see the Omega logo right below the 12 o’clock marker imprinted in radiant red that is backed up by eight additional tests and COSC certified, “the Master Chronometer”.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M is equipped with Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 movement that comes with up to 15000 Gauss and anti-magnetic features. This is the first Seamaster Diver 300M with a see-through case at the back. The reshaped hands, though slightly different from the original, still look brilliant, while the rotating diving bezel is made using strong ceramic that lasts long and stays white.
A well-crafted design that is comfortable and oozes confidence, the Omega Seamaster 300m is flawlessly implemented. The curvature design of the lugs gives it a slimmer look, while the brushed and refined finishes make it a joy to show off.
The Seamaster Calibre Omega 8800 movement has undergone three major improvements.
- The creation of a coaxial escapement was the first. Including gems in this chronograph movement significantly reduces the requirement for maintenance.
- The enhancement of its anti-magnetic barrier is the second. The Co-Axial Calibre Omega 8800 has a new 15,000 gauss resistance rating.
- The third factor is the growth of the power reserve. The 8800 has a range of 55 hours opposed to its predecessor’s 38–42 hours.
Price and Availability
The Omega Seamaster holds its worth and is our pick for the greatest value dive watches available. This watch competes against the benchmark of all diving watches, the Rolex Submariner, and offers everything you could want in a dive watch. When determining the watch’s worth, there are two aspects to consider. The first is that it will maintain its worth and is offered at a lower cost than its rivals. It is easily accessible to authorized dealers, so there are no difficulties with availability or paying more than MSRP.
Price ranges for the Omega Seamaster 300m range from INR 4.87 L for the base model to 10.18 L for the two-tone chronograph edition.