Omega Seamaster 300
The Seamaster line first became popular when it launched the Omega Seamaster 300. It borrowed from designs used in the watches supplied to the British Royal Navy during WWII. The key feature of the watch is the O-ring gasket it uses as its waterproof seal, which later helped Gordon McLean set a diving record (205ft) in 1955. The vintage Omega Seamaster was also used by Jacques Costeau and his team for the Janus Operation in 1970. Another major breakout for the Seamaster 300 was when Peter Brosnan used in it the 1995 James Bond movies, GoldenEye. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Omega Seamaster 300 collection. You can find Omega Seamaster 300 watches for sale here.
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Omega Seamaster 300 Review
Exquisitetimepieces.com is privileged to offer watches from the Omega Speedmaster 300 collection. Exquisitetimepieces.com remains your authorized vendor for all your luxury watches, so adding the Omega Seamaster 300 to that list went without question. There is no doubt that the Omega Seamaster meets and surpasses what we look for in a watch.
The Omega Seamaster 300 has every bit the luxury you've come to expect from a top-quality watch. We have several selections available at Exquisitetimepieces.com. These magnificent pieces do not disappoint. Browse our selection. Look for the Seamaster that is perfect for you or your loved one.
The best way to explain it is, we are always jovial to supply a wide selection of watches from the top brands like Omega. We have some of the best pieces from the Seamaster 300 collection available. This quality collection is made up of lively and versatile, luxury watches that are living art as much as they are a part of history. These beautiful timepieces serve to complement our vast inventory of only the best. There is something for everyone. We are proud and privileged to include in our luxurious inventory the Omega Seamaster 300 Collection.
What is an Omega Seamaster 300?
The Seamaster emerged from Sweden's luxury timepiece industry to meet the challenges faced with working underwater. When the industrial landscape of the early 1900s started to change, the world needed a watch that could keep pace. To truly understand what the Seamaster 300 is you must understand where they come from.
Omega was founded in Bienne, Switzerland as (Omega Watch and Company) in 1848. For the next several decades Omega Watch and Company dazzled the market with some of the most exquisite timepieces the world had ever seen. 70 years after Omega's founding was when the need for water-resistant watches arose. The demand for a higher quality watch came at the onset of WWI. The U-boat was introduced to the warfare arena and sailors needed to watch that would work in high pressure--even if it got wet. Omega’s first self-contained underwater watch was actually a two-piece unit. A timepiece within a waterproof case. It wasn't until 1948 until Omega released the much more prestigious and advanced Seamaster 300. Since then, the Seamaster has only gotten better and, as they say, the rest is history--and for no other watch is that saying truer. The Omega Seamaster 300 collection has earned its place in history.
The Omega Seamaster 300, the Timepiece of History
In the early 1900s, humanity began to explore the ocean depths. During this intrepid time of discovery and exploration, one of the most pressing elements faced by divers was being able to gauge time. Scuba tanks had a limited supply of air, and none of the modern sensors divers rely on today. For a diver in the late 1940s early 50s, a stalled watch could be the difference between life and death. Ascending too fast would create nitrogen bubbles in the diver's blood and ascending too slow might cause a diver to run out of oxygen and drown or suffocate.
The Timing was of Paramount Importance
Those early intrepid explorers needed a watch that was reliable. Only a watch from a trusted manufacturer could be counted on. It had to be from a trusted company, a company divers would trust their very lives to. The watch would have to withstand extreme pressure. It had to be accurate down to the millisecond. It needed a visible display that could be seen clearly even in the dark deep abysmal depths of the ocean. It needed to be resistant to scratching and impact damage and maintain that high visibility. Omega answered the call with the Seamaster 300.
Unlike their first series of underwater watches, the Omega Seamaster 300 was independently water resistance with no need for an additional casing. It had all the functionality needed but with aesthetics and the style you might expect to accompany upper class business attire.
In those early days of diving, the Rolex Oyster had been the diver's go-to watch. Few had come remotely close to the Oyster’s water resistance. Until Omega launched their Seamaster 300 that is. The Seamaster 300 not only matched the Rolex Oyster in quality, style, and functionality, it went far past the water resistance specifications of the Oyster by 100 meters in depth. This meant that the Omega Seamaster 300 could withstand nearly 9 additional atmospheres worth of water pressure. The Seamaster could withstand precisely 8.85 more atmospheres of ambient water pressure than the Oyster. It became the official timepiece of the British SBS. Omega had already been the official timepiece of the Olympics since 1932 but now the deal was sealed, and the Omega Seamaster 300 would become forever timeless.
Omega was a Standard Name in Luxury Long Before the Seamaster
Omega Watch and Company was creating quality luxury watches for nearly 100 years before the Seamaster 300 organically fell into place as the Olympics official watch. Of the Seamaster collection, each version has only been surpassed by the next series. Each keeping the Seamaster feels and essence but each also offering some subtle difference in options and color. Since the original Seamaster, the Seamaster 300 collection is now Omega's longest-running watch series.
The Omega Seamaster 300 Collection Earns its Prestige
The Seamaster was not built to only be functional, it was also the embodiment of class. The Omega brand would be destined for the moon and the Seamaster 300 would be James Bond's watch of intrigued. In true international Man of intrigue style, this was a watch that could literally keep tempo with the finest haberdashery and then survive a jump off a high bridge and a hustled swim to an awaiting submarine--and he could do that without losing a millisecond. “Synchronize your watches,” only means what it means because Omegas were worn by Britain's special forces. The Omega Seamaster would be worn by Jacque Cousteau as he sought to uncover the mysteries of the underwater continental divides. And those are only a few of the famous and infamous people who would use the Seamaster as their watch of choice.
Today the Seamaster 300 collection is still sought after by the most discerning of collectors. Omega Watch and Company set the mark high in men's fashion from the start, and these watches are still as magnificent as ever. There are several variations and subtle aesthetic differences in the 300 collection but all are still distinguishable Seamasters.
There is an Omega Seamaster 300 for every style and occasion. Here are some frequent favorite Seamaster 300s from our exquisite collection:
Omega Seamaster Master Co?Axial 41 MM with Leather Strap 22.214.171.124.01.002
This Seamaster has a dignified stainless steel case with a sturdy leather strap. It comes with the luminescent dials and markings plus, this is one of the more sought-after Seamaster by those attracted to the iconic arrowhead hands and sleek design belonging to the successful business professional. It is eloquent with all the same rugged durability of a watch made for deep sea diving.
Omega Seamaster Co-Axial 41mm Steel with Stainless Steel Bracelet 126.96.36.199.01.001
The piece also comes with the iconic arrowhead hour-hand with Omega’s inlaid luminescent Lumanova. The rhodium-plated hands stand in stark contrast to the non reflective black dial and nothing is missed through the liquid crystal clearness of its scratch resistant sapphire face. It has a fully functioning brush-polished ceramic bezel with Omega’s liquid metal diving scale set in the ring. This is one of the watches made in the likeness of Omega’s 1957 Seamaster, and it does well to capture the tones from a past era of industry and glamour while inconspicuously updating the watches internal components to the highest modern standards.
Omega Seamaster Co-Axial 41mm Titanium with Titanium Bracelet 188.8.131.52.03.001
With the additional iconic beautiful blue dial, this watch possesses all of the qualities of its counterparts in the Omega Seamaster 300 collection with some marvelous variations. Made in the likeness of Omega and Company’s 1957 Seamaster 300, this watch brings back the highly acclaimed arrowhead hour-hand with Omega’s inlaid luminescent Lumanova. This watch holds true to all the luxurious overtones of the famous 1957 timepiece but is encased in titanium. This watch is perfect for those with sensitivity to other metals because titanium does not react to the human body and is 45% lighter than steel and even more resistant to scratches and ocean water than steel that hasn’t been amalgamated with chromium.
Exquisite Timepieces has a Vast Selection
We have everything from the leather banded stainless steel case Seamaster 300s to the full on Gold case with gold bracelet Seamaster 300s. We are already your trusted supply of the highest quality watches and the Omega Seamaster 300 collection is no exception. They meet and exceed the standard we set for quality. These remarkable watches surpass the quality you come to trust and expect from Exquisitetimepieces.com
We are here to answer the questions you might have and as always offer personable knowledge about each of these beautiful watches. It is important to remember that the watches in the Seamaster 300 collection are all limited edition watches and they will not last. Almost every connoisseur of fine watches wants an Omega Seamaster 300 but not all will get one. Act fast if you're ready to join the few who will get to own such a memorable and exquisite timepiece.