Dating omaga watch
Water resistant to 300 meters, the case is about 12mm thick and has a roughly 50mm lug-to-lug distance.
Wearing comfort is high, but it is a heavy and chunky watch – especially when paired with the metal bracelet.
The retail price of this specific steel Seamaster 300M is under ,000 and about ,500 less than the Rolex Submariner.
With that said, competition in the high-end dive watch space is extremely fierce and consumers today spending upwards of ,000 on a sports dive watch are mostly seeking status and prestige as opposed to utility and style.
Now about 25 years later I think many people will agree that the distinctive hand set along with hour markers continues to help the Seamaster 300M stand apart from the competition.
The watch also has pricing on its side if judged alongside the Rolex Submariner.
By today’s standards the Seamaster 300M feels expensive – even though Omega has really upped the value proposition in terms of materials as well as the excellent in-house made caliber 8800 automatic movement.
That means that Omega made a better vintage watch as opposed to making a better dive watch for today’s professional divers…
that is still an “Omega.” If you’ve always like the original Seamaster 300M and want a refreshed experience with it – then this timepiece will easily satisfy you.
It was always meant to the the Speedmaster of dive watch – which means it by design is more about function and utility than purely form and style.
The question for me in regard to this 2018 and later Seamaster 300M is if it retains this character? Omega has remade the original 300M watch with the exact same sensibilities as the 1993 model as though it came out today.