Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Watch Review
Omega Seamaster Review
The latest Omega Seamaster Diver 300M steel watches for 2018 are huge upgrades of the previous 1993 model. Back in the late twentieth century, Omega had these watches give it that unique image and keep it distinguished from the Rolex which all watches wanted to resemble.
The 2018 upgraded luxury watches are as beautiful and authentic as the original Seamaster wristwatches. Interestingly, these watches are only contemporary styles of the same old timepieces – talk about vintage!
A Little History on Omega Watches
Among other watch manufacturers, Omega has stood out for offering professional and luxury divers’ watches. Remember the watch on James Bond 007 wrist? That’s the Seamaster 300M. Omega has stayed ahead of even Rolex by connecting with the mainstream culture.
One element in these watches that keep them distinct is the manual helium release valve just around the 10 o’clock on the watch case. While many don’t really get this design, it, of course, draws attention to the Seamaster watches. These watches were made to protect divers and keep them alive even after they’ve had deep dives. The 2018 models also have these helium release valves and removing those does not take the water resistance feature from the watches.
Features of the New Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
The Seamaster Diver 300M dial maintains a unique style for the hands for the second, minute, and hour. Their designs have kept them durable and appealing to contemporary watch wearers.
The movement in the 2018 Seamaster Diver 300M offers time and date. It has the METAS certified “Co-Axial Master Chronometer” movement with Omega caliber 8800 automatic of 3.5Hz. The caliber 8800 stores power for 55 hours since it relies on a co-axial escapement, silicon hairspring, and super high non-magnetic resistance.
In the new Seamaster 300M watches, the date window on the dial has a different position. You’ll find it around the 6 o’clock compared to the previous 3 o’clock. The essence of this is the adherence to the new rule that all 12 hour markers in dive watches should have luminous points. Hence, you’ll notice the tiny hour marker just under this date window.
The steel Seamaster 300M has blended the titanium models well enough. The 2018 models, however, come in the titanium models with a few of them being in tantalum, Sedna gold, and titanium. There are also a few two-tone steel models and 18k yellow gold models, but their prices are on the high side, making them less worthwhile than the actual steel Seamaster 300M watches.
Also, the dial for the 2018 watches comes in a laser-cut ceramic which improves the appearance of the newly designed hands. Since the dial is brighter, the hands stand out significantly. Call these new Omega Seamaster Diver watches the most legible dive watch from the makers. The wave dial has existed for many years, but it appears more refined and well-decorated on the new models.
As for the size, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M steel watches for 2018 are now 42mm wide compared with the previous 41.5mm. The steel case weighs less, but its angular look makes it very masculine.
Omega has included a sapphire crystal display caseback which reflects the caliber 8800. More so, it has added a rubber strap that makes it easy for you to pick other steel metals for your outfit appropriately. The rubber strap is comfy.
Other things that make the 2018 models of the Seamaster Diver 300M exceptional include the redesigned bracelet and the blue and matte silver hour dial colors. Plus, the prices begin at $4,750, and with other features like the steel and bracelet, you get to pay more. If you’re looking to buy yours, expect these watches anytime from July 2018.