In my opinion, Seamaster, once all of Omega. Many other Omega sub-series are actually resembled by Seamaster. It is no wonder that when I and my friends recommended Omega, without exception, their first reaction, are Seamaster. In short, modern hippocampus products, almost Omega diving watch spokesperson.
In 1948, Omega launched the first name for the Seamaster watch, then the selling point is called “reliable performance, durable”, fatalism, Seamaster is destined to ace. However, Seamaster was not really familiar with that look.
Lately, I did an in-depth assessment around the Seamaster 300 Spectre, but Omega also sent us this Seamaster 300 Sedna gold watch some time ago. Exactly where the Spectre is restricted to 7,007 pieces, this Seamaster 300 Sedna gold model is portion from the common collection and has each of the ‘default’ capabilities. For reference, the Seamaster 300 Spectre featured a lollipop second hand, an hour-scale bezel plus a slightly distinctive logo around the dial just for the occasion of this year’s 007 film. The watch for overview nowadays may be the Replica Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna gold in titanium, reference 22.214.171.124.03.001. It was aspect in the batch of Seamaster 300 models that was introduced this year, using a leather strap as an alternative of your titanium or stainless steel (or bi-color) bracelets. Primarily based around the appears, I was pretty enthusiastic so I asked Omega if they could ship 1 to our workplace so we could possess a go with it. And that’s how it went down… Now without the need of additional ado, let’s possess a check out this divers watch.
Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna Gold 126.96.36.199.03.001Let me begin by mentioning the cost very first. Whereas the complete stainless steel retails for 5500 Euro (deduct one hundred Euro for the steel version with leather strap), the complete titanium version comes in at 7600 Euro (deduct 600 Euro for the version on a leather strap), this model comes at 9200 Euro along with the 1 using the bi-color titanium bracelet at 12.600 Euro.
Honestly, I wasn’t conscious on the massive variations in value among stainless steel and titanium. The mark-up for the usage of Sedna gold is really huge too. Even so, let’s not overlook that the 18 carat Sedna gold bezel includes a Ceragold ring and diving scale. The course of action of merging Sedna gold with ceramics is not a simple 1, to ensure that is reflected within the price tag. The distinction in price tag in between grade five titanium and stainless steel is there since titanium is considerably tougher to function with, specially when polishing is involved. If you aren’t conscious on the truth that the Ceragold procedure and polishing grade five titanium are fairly tough to execute, these costs - in comparison with the stainless steel references - could come as a massive surprise. It’s as much as you, obviously, in case you feel all these options are worth the mark-up.
Certainly one of the factors that kept me busy although wearing this two-tone fake Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna watch is regardless of whether a piece like this must essentially possess a gold bezel, crown or gold specifics at all. Despite the fact that the Seamaster 300 is usually a type of retro watch primarily based around the original Seamaster CK2913, it can be a sports watch. Maybe gold isn’t the top material for any sports watch as a consequence of its softness, however it withstands salty seawater greater than a stainless steel watch. Naturally, the majority of us are deskdivers so it is actually hardly relevant no matter whether a diving watch has gold.
Omega utilized their very own alloy named Sedna gold for the bezel and crown of this Seamaster 300. The bezel includes a Ceragold ring (ceramics merged with gold) and diving scale to match the gold components. So regardless of the usage of gold, the titanium Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna gold is actually a hard watch and certainly match for the job. Co-Axial Caliber 8400 MovementThe movement inside this Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna will be the in-house created Co-Axial caliber 8400. Primarily based on their 8500 caliber, but with unique alloys, Omega created positive it might resist as much as 15,000 gauss. In our current evaluation around the James Bond model, the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre, there’s a bit extra explanation on this movement.
As you are able to see beneath, the caliber 8400 is often a ‘Feast for the Eyes’ (as author Kreuzer when place it as a book title on Omega Styles) and I never thoughts a see-through case back at all on this watch. The finish is gorgeous at the same time because the contrast together with the blued screws. The double bridge with all the balance wheel and Si14 hairspring is completely visible. The case back carries a great deal of information and facts concerning the specifications of your watch, while I’m quite certain I could do without having all that details. A number of you could like it, even though.
You can say that the only novelty about this piece would be the reality that it comes on a leather strap now. That is correct, but as we did not critique a Seamaster 300 - besides the aforementioned Spectre - just before, I took the chance to request this distinct model and put on it to get a couple of weeks. The strap is calfskin and comes having a folding buckle. The folding buckle makes use of two pushers to release and may be closed having a soft press around the clasp. The tan brown strap isn’t to everyone’s liking I noticed, but I just like the contrast with all the blue and gold on this piece. Also, a strap normally provides this watch - just like the Bond’s NATO strap - a good vintage appear & feel.
The watch is 41mm and really thick, which makes it appear like a slim watch to be honest (to get a sports watch). Using a strap, this is being emphasized even a little extra. Omega does a great job on retro models or re-using old styles, which started (from the top of my head) with their 2009 Seamaster 1200M PloProf aside from some restricted editions (or Museum Collection pieces). Omega also did some models just like the Railmaster again inside the early 2000s, but to be honest they did not come close towards the original CK2914 as this Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna comes for the original CK2913. Or the Ploprof 1200 for the Ploprof 600.
On the other hand, when wearing this piece, I wasn’t under the impression that anyone thought it was vintage. This replica Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna is probably also not the right configuration to make you, or others, consider that it is actually something old. The stainless steel version on a leather strap or NATO can give a slightly distinct perception although. Truth be told, if I would like to have that correct vintage appear & feel, I’d go out and search for the CK2913 or possibly a slightly later Seamaster 300 with date from the 1960s. This is usually a modern watch, with Omega’s latest innovations. In spite of the appears primarily based around the original Seamaster 300, that you are not buying a vintage watch.
And that’s exactly what I like about this piece. A modern state-of-art mechanical timepiece that it is possible to put on on a daily basis without the need of having to be afraid of damaging the bezel, crown, crystal or what not. Not that a vintage model will not be good or not suited for daily put on, but finding spare parts (original) will be very tricky or at least is very expensive.
As I’m getting older, I noticed that I’m getting warmed up for gold timepieces. I have some vintage small 34/35mm watches in gold that I some times put on and an 18 carat gold 42mm Speedmaster Professional that I find myself wearing a whole lot. Not after did I get a comment around the truth that I was wearing a gold piece, at least not within a negative way. This Sedna gold bezel and crown are only small parts in Omega’s precious metal, but the appearance is surely ‘gold’ enough. Yes, I could certainly get utilised to wearing this Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna in this combination, or possibly even inside the complete gold version on a leather strap that retails for €16800 Euro.
Just just like the Spectre model, the dial has been laser-etched at the hour markers so it is not a sandwich dial as in many Panerais (amongst other brands). The broad arrow hands are also coated with Sedna gold and match nicely using the bezel and crown. Particularly at some angles (within the Sun light), the hands really give a good contrast for the dark dial.
The gold bezel is very effortless to grasp and has no play. I’m not certain what to use it for when not going inside the water, but it works. Sometimes people use it as a count-down timer, but you still need to keep an eye on it yourself certainly.
The straight lug case design makes this 41mm watch feel like it really is - a slim, but thick watch. The lack of crown guards may well have to do with this too. I truly never thoughts the lack of crown guards, although, as I possess a desk job (mainly) and there is certainly little risk in hitting the crown into something. The titanium (grade five) case makes it a great companion around the wrist and while it did not feel terribly light-weight, it truly is unquestionably not as heavy because the all-steel version.
As said earlier, the value distinction involving this Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna gold as well as the stainless steel version or titanium version is very significant and you have to decide whether or not it really is worth it. I love the gold components on this watch, as I’m not a diver or purist when it comes to sports watches. Having said that, a Seamaster 300 in stainless steel + a Moonwatch are only a few hundred Euros extra than the list price tag of this Omega Seamaster 300 Sedna gold. Something to assume about. On the other hand, if the usage of Sedna gold and Ceragold are important design components to you, this will be a perfect everyday watch for you!
Seamaster, as much as possible to choose the three-pin style, personally think that more in line with the original spirit. As for 150 meters, or 300 meters, or 600 meters, completely look at your personal use.
Seamaster 300 meters diving watch the performance has long been obvious, its classic design appearance is also very outstanding. In the preservation of the classic elements of the hippocampus at the same time with the Olympic color, more of this watch into the fresh sense of life, full of commemorative significance. Perhaps, this watch for those tired of the same main colors of the friends is no good choice.