2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
Ref: 212.30.41.20.01.003

2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003
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Specification

Reference : 212.30.41.20.01.003
Movement : Automatic Omega Co-Axial 2500
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : May 2012
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Omega box and original paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm polished and brushed Omega stainless steel bracelet with a signed deployment clasp. The watch is from May 2012 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see from the photographs. A case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JLSUbZlR2fajyylIC2DBiFSIbzMgHaKz?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 7:14 - https://youtu.be/8ln8EqQ3pkI


The Watch

Here we have a 2012 Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial 212.30.41.20.01.003 with a 41mm polished and brushed stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with the characteristic twisted lugs. Celebrating Omega’s maritime and dive heritage, in 1957 Omega introduced the 300 Seamaster series created for the professional diver. A lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a screw-down signed crown protected by crown guards, and on the left side a Manual Helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position. A black ceramic unidirectional bezel has scalloped sides for extra grip and a silver 60-minute dive scale is marked clearly, and holds a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal. The black dial has applied baton and disc indexes coated in lume marking the hours. Skeletonised hands have lume tips, making low-light visibility impressive. At 3 o'clock position sits the framed date window. On the case back we have the embossed Hippocampus along with the Seamaster sitting on a deeply engraved wave pattern. The Hippocampus represents Neptune the God of the sea, it was conceived by Pierre Borie after seeing a picture of Neptune riding a chariot pulled by seahorses, it is the reason why the seahorses are wearing a bridle. Inside an automatic Omega Co-Axial Cal. 2500, 29 jewels, an unusual 25,200 beats per hour, the movement is based on the ETA 2892-A2 and was released in 1999, after Omega purchased the patent for the Co-Axial escapement from George Daniels, a renowned English master watchmaker and inventor in 1993. The watch comes paired with its 20mm polished and brushed Omega stainless steel bracelet with a signed deployment clasp, and the watch comes with its Omega presentation box and papers.


Personal Note

If you have been considering a dive watch it would be impossible not to consider the Omega Seamaster 300, the question then becomes which one? For me, this is one of my favourites, all the bells, and whistles of the latest technology but with a far cleaner aesthetic on the dial, build quality that feels like a tank when you wear it, and also instantly recognisable for those in the know. The best part for me is the price, truly one of the best value-for-money dive watches from a major watchmaker.


The Brand

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. in 1848 founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds. When he died in 1879, his sons carried on his dream. In 1880 they moved to 96 Rue Jakob-Stampfli where they remain today.¬†The brothers produced their first mass-produced calibre, the Labrador In 1885. Just a few years later in 1892, they produced the first minute-repeater.¬†In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA.¬†During WW1 Omega watches were used as official timekeepers for the Royal Flying Corps and the US Army.¬†In 1930, Omega and Tissot merged together to form Soci√©t√© Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlog√®re (SSIH) In 1931, another group was formed - Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG). Where SSIH was primarily French-speaking, ASUAG was founded by the more German-speaking members of the Swiss watch industry.¬†In 1948 they introduced the first edition of one of its most symbolic watches: the Seamaster.¬†Omega first introduced the Constellation in 1952. At the time it was Omega's flagship timepiece. The first models had a Cal. 354 bumper movement in them. Later in 1955, Omega introduced the Automatic Cal. 50x, followed in 1959 by the Cal.55x (no date) and 56x (date) versions. Many of the Constellations came with pie-pan dials, diamond indexes, and fancy lug configurations. All the gold Constellations of that time have the Observatory of Geneva's hand engraved on the back. The stainless steel and stainless steel/gold versions had a gold medallion on the back with the Observatory of Geneva. The eight stars above the Observatory stand for the many exploits of Omega in the world Chronometer competition. Celebrating the fact that all Constellations are Chronometer Certified.¬†In 1962, when astronaut Wally Schirra wore a Speedmaster on his Mercury Sigma 7 Mission, making it the first Omega watch to enter space. After rigorous tests, NASA used Omega for all their Apollo missions including the 1969 Moon landing of Apollo 11. Today Omega is still an astronaut's first choice. In 1969, President Nixon famously said it was ‚Äútoo valuable‚ÄĚ and turned down the first-ever all-gold Speedmaster Professional Deluxe.¬†As a response to the ever-growing threat of electronic watches to the manufacturers of mechanical watches, Omega and many Swiss brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe formed Centre Electronique Horologer (CEH). Prototypes began to appear in 1967 with their production starting in 1968. Then In 1972, Omega introduced the reference, 198.030, which included the Omega calibre 1250, a ‚Äėtuning-fork electronic movement which was made under licence from Bulova.¬†Later we saw a merger of SSIH and ASUAG into SMH, or Soci√©t√© de Micro√©lectronique et d‚ÄôHorlogerie. This merger took place in 1983.¬†In 1992, the company acquired Blancpain, and in 1998 it officially rebranded itself from SMH to the Swatch Group. Then, in 1999, they purchased and integrated Breguet into the Swatch Group.