Omega’s current Seamaster line consists of the Seamaster Aqua Terra with 150 meter water resistance, and the Seamaster Professional series (introduced in 1993) with 300 meter water resistance and diving-oriented features in a sports watch style. Collectors also … Glad you enjoy your 2254. Looks great. After all, both were released back in 1957 along with the Railmaster. https://corrvintagewatches.com/product/omega-1943-hs8-british-military-ww2-navy-pilots-watch-mint/ CERAMIC AND TITANIUM -. As such, though, the insert is a bit more prone to the occasional nick and scratch. £7.95 postage. £28.62 postage. One of the great things about this watch—and steel black and white watches in general—is that strap combinations are endless. SEAMASTER 300 MASTER CO-AXIAL -. Thanks for the reply, Conelpueblo. I always prefer a bracelet be integrated as seamlessly as possible—i.e. Among Omega’s lineup of divers, the Seamaster Professional seems the least likely to see time on a dive boat. The stainless steel bezel is sloped and features a scalloped edge with a black aluminum insert. Form won out over function, and the watch may be worse for it. By the way – what Omega was issued to Royal Navy during WWII? OMEGA SEAMASTER PROFESSIONAL STEEL MID SIZE QUARTZ WRISTWATCH 2562.20.00. The only issue when I got this watch was the clasp spring was totally shot, ensuring it popped open with the slightest nudge. It is important to talk about the original Seamaster 300M design because the new for 2018 updated models (of which there are a healthy variety) celebrate those core values and aesthetics that made the original so popular. $4,650.00. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website and for you to be able to complete services you ask for. But it was in 1993 that Omega gave us the model known as the 300M. The ensuing decades saw the Seamaster line expand into a number of models and sub-lines, including soccer timers, quartz dress watches, and the legendary behemoth that was the Ploprof. Sorry to ask but I’d love to get some advice from someone who’s replaced this strap recently. I’ve had mine for several years. Condition is good for age. This was fate. Thanks again for your piece. Looking at the rest of the dial, the Omega logo and name are printed (not applied, as in some new models) just below 12 o’clock. I especially like that you wrote about the negatives, this is quite rare on watch blogs. Kismet. Let’s give Omega a bit of leeway and say that globally there are 1500 people who conduct saturation dives. So, the watch sits very well on your wrist, and was wondering what your wrist size is? While the stubbiness may look odd, on the old 165.024 it provided the 3-6-9 numerals. 16 watching. After a one-week test drive, the deal was done. Definitly a very cool piece. Originally released in 1948 to coincide with the brand’s centennial, the Seamaster was based loosely on the waterproof watches Omega produced for the British Royal Navy during World War II. Omega, as a brand, is very versatile. It’s a watch that feels fresh, and provides a clear case for its asking price of $4,750. This serves as a subtle reminder to the wearer to go get in the water and use the watch the way it was meant to be used. Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre James Bond Limited Edition Steel 007 £ 7,250 Ironically only good to a depth of 200m, the Seamaster 300 is the aesthetic forebear of modern Seamaster dive watches. Just a quick note – the 2254 with the Bond bracelet isn’t a 2254, the ref. I have The Seamaster 2254.50 GMT 50th Anniversary with 3 link bracelet. Omega Seamaster 41 300M Black Dial … They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website. They are easier to read, day and night, and for that I say they are better. Nice pics. While the bracelet does not feature any microadjustments, it does have a diver’s extension hidden under the clasp, providing an extra 3.1cm to those who wear wetsuits to work. Justifying the stubby index at 3 o’clock is a beveled date window with a color matched date wheel. I think it stands up as well as it did back in the day. £999.00. The Seamaster is Omega’s longest running line. In this way, we are able to personalize your visit to the Website. Destiny. Free postage. I bought the watch new in 2013. Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M Background. Condition is "Used". Could never part with it. Heritage Models Always love hearing how others experience the watches I have. Omega seamaster professional chronometer 300 meter original parts. It’s apparent at a glance that the Seamaster Professional 300M is a bit different from your usually higher end dive watches. Great posting. And 7 years after that, my specific SMP was assembled and sent out into the world. I do not accept cookies policy and close dialog box. I also found it easier to turn after being fully submerged for a bit. Professional dealer. I’ve actually wondered why I didnt have the Bond bracelet. or Best Offer. Omega has done a tremendous job with the new Seamaster Diver 300. Nice review, I really enjoyed it. Automatic / stainless steel bezel version. This one is staying with me. I accept cookies policy and close dialog box. A three-hand version followed relatively soon thereafter. Scan the QR code and connect with OMEGA_Official on Wechat. or Best Offer. Omega Seamaster 007 James Bond 50Th Anniversary Limited Edtion Midsize Watch 212.30.36.20.51.001 3.6 out of 5 stars 10. The Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m respects this versatility. The Seamaster 300 quickly gained a good reputation among professional divers. The crown itself features an embossed Omega logo and in my opinion could stand to be a bit wider; its length allows for adequate gripping, but there are times when I wish there was more to grab onto (#crowngirth). I have found a little moisture (eg, exhaling on your fingers and/or the bezel) will paradoxically increase grip. That day, I was going through the new pickups I’d need to shoot for the webstore and saw an Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Chronometer 2254.50.00. The original Seamaster line commenced in 1948 and this watch was originally supplied to RAF crews as a military aviator. The Seamaster 2254.50 comes on a 3-link bracelet featuring satin and polished finishes. © 2020 Two Broke Watch Snobs All rights reserved. More than 50 years after its introduction, the Seamaster 300 reappears in an enhanced form that makes use of OMEGA’s most innovative technology, including a Master Co-Axial calibre. Minor hairline scratches - never polished. https://www.loveantiques.com/vintage-watches/mens-watches/swiss/omega-hs8-wwii-fleet-air-arm-pilots-watch-177658, Enjoyed the reviews along with the photos! or Best Offer. And you nailed it for the watches intended market. The Omega Seamaster Professional Chronograph stands as one of the most effective multi-purpose automatic chronograph watches on the market with two features setting it apart from the competition. To find out more about cookies, please also see our Cookie Notice. Change collection. A great write-up. The 3-link bracelet articulates well for excellent comfort and closure is granted by a folding push-button clasp. The “SMP” was almost entirely new; while the case featured the classic lyre lugs, the wave dial, handset, scalloped bezel, helium escape valve, and bracelet were all new. 0 bids. Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m – a descriptive presentation. Now Omega's Seamaster product line includes the Seamaster Aqua Terra (150 meters waterproof), Seamaster Professional (introduced in 1993, 300 meters waterproof, diving sports appearance). Create a My OMEGA account to benefit from our exclusive services and keep up to date with our latest publications. Please don’t hate me, but my Seamaster—which I got at cost with no knowledge of service history from the watch shop where I get to play with watches—is running within COSC specs at +4.2s/d over three days. We finally have a modern justification for the stubby indices at 3-6-9: symmetry! Click on each button to activate or deactivate the use of each type of cookies. The Swatch Group’s Omega was determined to be prepared for this trend reversal. I’ve had one of these since new. New Listing Omega Seamaster Professional 300 Ref. Just two years later, when costume designer Lindy Hemming arrived on the set of the upcoming James Bond film GoldenEye, she told Rolex to buzz off, recognizing that Omega had a history more closely tied to the British Royal Navy, and therefore more in sync with Bond. More than 50 years after its introduction, the Seamaster 300 reappears in an enhanced form that makes use of OMEGA’s most innovative technology, including a Master Co-Axial calibre. Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Omega Seamaster watches are renowned as some of the finest diver watches ever manufactured. The design won’t be for everyone, but fans of the Seamaster family will find something familiar, and something exciting at the same time. Just like its famous sister, the Seamaster 300, the Diver 300M is also water resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft).However, a helium escape valve at 10 o'clock helps to set the Diver 300M apart. Decent looked after ones are becoming harder to find and I rarely see one on someone else. Am I still as taken with it as I was on day one? Even more so than Omega’s other diver watches (such as the later introduced Seamaster Planet Ocean collection) the Seamaster 300M has also represented a entry-level tool watch side to the brand. But it shouldn’t be too hard to turn, perhaps the bezel mechanism needs a cleaning. With a diameter of 41mm and a height of just 12mm (including the sapphire crystal, and partly attributable to the sloped bezel), it wears splendidly on the wrist; it looks and feels equally at home under the cuff or on the beach (where I hope you don’t wear cuffed shirts). Cheers, Mike. OMEGA’s simple and all-purpose Seamaster collection commenced in the late 1940s, but was meant for use in the air, not underwater. When put side-by-side with a Submariner, it’s sleeker, dressier, more versatile. In 1956, Omega sent the Seamaster on a polar route over the North Atlantic attached to the outside of a Douglas DC-6 aircraft. Only imperfection would be discolouration on one bracelet link as shown in photo. For the lay-wearer, it is just another protuberance to catch your watch on. After sending mine in for a full service (it’s first in 13 years) at Omega, the bezel came back much easier to turn, the watch looks like new and, best of all, was running 2.4s/d. I fit it over my hand and clasped the bracelet: A perfect fit. As such, I think that it’s better considered a dress diver, if you can accept that such a thing exists. This fact is reflected in their timepieces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Seamaster (first paragraph of the history section, with citation) It’s my only ‘nice’ watch and my daily wearer. So how has it held up? In fact, today, the Omega Seamaster watch name is synonymous with durability, elegance, and precision. A quick step outside on a sunny day (literally seconds) will leave the watch’s C3 Super-LumiNova ablaze for several minutes. Ending Sunday at 2:52PM GMT 4d 9h. The wave dial on the Omega Seamaster Professional 2254 has become iconic, and it remains in heavy use by Omega. Omega Pre-owned Omega Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial Chronograph Automatic Chronometer Black Dial Men's Watch 212.30.42.50.01.001 $3,995.00 33% Off Omega Aqua Terra Master Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch 23112422101002 And let’s now fully acknowledge the inanity of Omega—or any brand—including this function on a modern dive watch. These cookies allow us to deliver tailor-made advertisements to you on third party websites based on your interests in our products and services manifested during your visit on our Website. Thanks. Launched in 1948, the Omega men’s Seamaster collection offers innovative design, precise technology and comfort for all professional, avid and amateur sailors and divers. There is also Seamaster 120 series (120 meters waterproof, dress appearance). Do you have any experience with this watch? OMEGA introduced its Seamaster 300 in 1957, which was designed for divers as well as professionals working underwater. With its decidedly elegant case and its slippery-when-wet bezel, this watch is for people who never dive. Explore the sea in style with an OMEGA Seamaster watch. Ladies OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 Professional Gold & Stainless Steel Wristwatch SWISS. I fell in love again and quit looking at other watches! For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Serial number dates to early 2000s. Sharp sword hands (also harkening back to the 1960s Seamasters) tell the time, with a red-tipped lollipop seconds hand. Their trademark twist meet a case that is sleek and perfectly sized. In 1956, Omega sent the Seamaster on a polar route over the North Atlantic attached to the outside of a Douglas DC-6 aircraft. £15.00 postage. Oris Big Crown Pointer Date x Fratello Limited Edition, A Rising Star in the Lone Star State: The Dufrane Waterloo, https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/chronicle/1940-military-precision, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Seamaster, https://corrvintagewatches.com/product/omega-1943-hs8-british-military-ww2-navy-pilots-watch-mint/, https://www.loveantiques.com/vintage-watches/mens-watches/swiss/omega-hs8-wwii-fleet-air-arm-pilots-watch-177658. Pierce Brosnan strapped on the quartz Omega Seamaster 300M 2541.80, and the Seamaster regained its caché. The movement is a COSC-certified chronometer, with an upgraded 23 jewels, additional rhodium plating, 44 hours of power, and beating at 28,800vph. Was wondering if you have the brand of the blue strap featured under the Wave Dial section. While the scalloped edge continues the watery form of the case, it also serves to make the bezel nigh on inoperable except in the driest conditions. It features a Zirconium dioxide bezel as well as a Zirconium dioxide watch face with laser engraved waves, paying tribute to the very first Seamaster Professional models. TBWS Holiday Gift Guide? You even got a few laughs out of me! OMEGA first created the Seamaster to commemorate the brand's 100th anniversary. £889.65. To find the size between the lugs of your watch in millimetres, you can either measure it with a ruler (as seen in the illustration) or find this information in the technical data section of your watch’s online product page. Instagram SoundCloud iTunes PatreonYouTubeLinkedIn, Contributors Greg BedrosianBaird BrownMark SignorelliMike RazakJason TricoliDamon BaileyAggressive Timing HabitsHenry Margenau, Are Russian Watches Any Good?Killer Deals on AmazonSeiko Watch Reviews. Keep up the good work! Omega Seamaster Professional 007 Ltd. - 2537.80.00 - Circa 2003- Stainless Steel. I acquired a very nice example in September 2020. These cookies record information about choices you make on the Website, such as your user name, language or the region you are in. All much more clear. It’s for those who are more likely to time a soufflé than a dive, more likely to get it wet with a hose than in the ocean, more likely to be bored at work than bored on a boat. Omega Seamaster Diver 300M: A Professional Diving Watch. I also find the 5 piece strap quite ‘busy’ I wanted to get the 3 piece as your watch has. Flipping the watch over, a screwdown caseback reiterates the wave motif and has the classic Omega Seamaster hippocampus, whom I’ve named Gert. The screwdown crown (and caseback) provide for 300m for water resistance, but that doesn’t make the Omega-branded helium escape valve at 10 o’clock any less superfluous. It’s a symbol of my relationship with Dan and the watch shop, and it’s a solid watch that fits into the go anywhere, do anything schema. The bezel is aluminum, which was standard until the recent move to ceramic bezels. £2,495.00. The keys to lume excellence are charging speed, brightness, evenness, and duration; the Omega Seammaster Professional 2254 excels at all four. Hi there. or Best Offer. One day last March, I walked into the local watch shop where I help out once a week, Arlington Watch Works. One of the treats about the wave dial in black is how it plays with light, with the pattern seeming to disappear if the light misses it, but come alive when it hits. There’s a bevy of text in the southern hemisphere, including the Seamaster branding in the classic script that has remained in use since the line was first released over 70 years ago. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M originally premiered in 1993 as a chronograph. I’m always interested in others thoughts on the 2254. 2003. Omega’s in-house engraver had taken a trip to the floating city and was inspired thusly, resulting in the seahorse emblem gracing Seamasters since 1958. Great write up. Mike became obsessed with watches in 2015 after spending an inordinate amount of time finding the perfect wedding watch (the Frederique Constant Slimline Automatic). You’re probably right on the bezel–as mentioned I got this with unknown service history, and like yours, it’s probably been a while. The SMP case is classic Omega and the first thing to pop, as ever, are the lyre lugs. Pre-Owned. You mentioned you replaced yours – can you tell me how, any ref numbers and an idea of cost? Perhaps it’s time for me to send it in! In 1956, Omega sent the Seamaster on a polar route over the North Atlantic attached to the outside of a Douglas DC-6 aircraft. Click & Collect. Most dive watches never even see water. Thanks for sharing your story, DW! Have a great day. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Unlike smaller brands that feel a need to flaunt all their specs on the caseback, Omega has no need. There’s a story to be told of how I came to own an Omega Seamaster Professional 300M…. 2223.80 Quartz/Battery Operated Navy Dial. I’d finagled my way in about a year before that, offering to help with online sales in exchange for some informal bench training. This is how date windows should be done; it is minimally disruptive both in physical and visual execution. The 1120 is based on the ETA 2892-A2, one of the finest movements ever made by Omega’s sister brand. New Listing Omega Watch Seamaster Professional 300M 2254.50 Stainless Automatic Black 472. Get the best deals on OMEGA Seamaster Professional Watches when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Unlike the skeletonized hands of the Bond SMP and all new SMPs, these hands are solid and fully lumed. The same watch was also available on the 5-link Omega bracelet more native to the Seamaster line, though I’ve always found that one a bit busy. Just like its famous sister, the Seamaster 300, the Diver 300M is also water resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft).However, a helium escape valve at 10 o'clock helps to set the Diver 300M apart. One year later, the Biel-based manufacturer introduced the Seamaster Professional, a version that continues to be produced today. Styled exactly as it was in 1957, this special timepiece includes a Master Chronometer update to balance the vintage look. Free shipping. As far as Omega and its relationship with the British Armed Forces (and Navy) during WWII, please see the following links: https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/chronicle/1940-military-precision As of 2015, 10% of US commercial divers were saturation divers, or 336 people. Thanks again for sharing. It’s been in my regular rotation ever since I picked it up almost a year ago—which means I wear it at least once a month, often more. 766. Pre-Owned. Thanks to a new-to-Omega rubber gasket system, the Seamaster could reach depths of up to 60m. Its’s news to me. £917.58. The “SMP” was almost entirely new; while the case featured the classic lyre lugs, the wave dial, handset, scalloped bezel, helium escape valve, and bracelet were all new. Because of the lyre lugs, the bracelet will never sit flush, and as such there is a disruption to the fluidity of the case when it is attached. I said as much to Dan Sabouni, the shop’s owner and watchmaker. For my part, I have never touched the HeV on my watch, as I fear that it would destroy the watch or unleash a mythical beast that would desolate the kingdoms of man. The watch was released in 1993, in a quartz and a mechanical automatic version. is 2054. Keeping accurate time. The entire dial within the markers is embossed with the undulating pattern first introduced on the Bond SMP in 1993. A bit of a classic I’d say…. It’s 18 years old and I will only ever sell it if I am desperate for finances. It’s very comfortable, feels top quality without being flash no. So I currently own the 2254.50, purchased after the birth of my first child. Fast forward to 1957, when scuba diving was taking the world by storm and Omega released the Seamaster 300 (and the Speedmaster, which you may have heard of). OMEGA's Seamaster Diver 300M collection includes 43.5 mm models crafted from ceramic and grade 5 titanium. In 1993, after what can only be described as a 30-year identity crisis, the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M was released. The lack of ‘grip’ on the bezel was my only initial complaint. I’ve inherited a ref 2531.80.00 (the blue skeleton hands version). One year later, the Biel-based manufacturer introduced the Seamaster Professional, a version that continues to be produced today. Sure, Why The Fuck Not!? On my Omega 2254, as on the original, it allows the dial to mirror the fluid curves of the case. The Seamaster 300 quickly gained a good reputation among professional divers. The 300 model shifted the Seamaster to a timepiece that could master any challenge of the sea. The same cannot be said of many watches these days. Hi, love the review – however, I have a question. When not fretting over which watch to wear with which strap, he works as an emergency mental health clinician in Northern Virginia, where he lives with his wife and son. In 2018, the 70th anniversary of the Seamaster, and the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster Diver 300 M, Omega released a new version of the Diver 300 M (also known as Seamaster Professional). The Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial is a throwback, classic diver recalling the great divers Omega built in the 1960s, the Planet Ocean is the sporty modern luxury tool, and the strange but mighty Ploprof belongs nowhere else but strapped over a wetsuit sleeve. I agree that this Website uses cookies and similar technologies for providing me this Website and its functionalities, for obtaining insights about its use and for providing me relevant advertisements. Great review Mike. Considered sea monsters by the ancient Greeks, the hippocampi, with head of horse and body of fish, are often affixed to the gondolas of Venice as waterfaring protection. The Omega Seamaster 300 is nearly as well known as its Speedmaster relative. From Japan +C $19.15 shipping. Introduced in 1996, the 1120 served as the base for the 2500. I really like the Oris diver 65. This helps us to improve the way the Website works. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M originally premiered in 1993 as a chronograph. These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use the Website, for example to count visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website. As is hopefully clear from the photos in this review, the Seamaster’s ability to work well with so many straps is a testament to the design versatility of the watch itself. C $4,072.64. >Selling as I am consolidating my collection and this iconic piece … Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300 M Midsize Ceramic $ 2,950. All information is anonymous. Ceramic dial with applied markers coated with Super-LumiNova; skeletonized hands with lume as well. I’ve put this on all the colors, all the materials, and all the styles and it always works. Lorier Hydra, CW C65, ect.—but recognize that it is not always possible. The dial layout is identical to that of the Seamaster 300 “Big Triangle” from 1960s: a huge triangle at 12 and smaller truncated triangles at every other hour, with the cardinal hours being lopped off to stubbiness. 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