Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.
Celebrating Omega’s maritime and dive heritage, in 1957 Omega introduced the 300 Seamaster series created for the professional diver. This modern Seamaster has a 41mm polished stainless steel case. Manual helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position. A Blue ceramic unidirectional bezel with dive minutes marked clearly, domed AR-coated sapphire crystal. The dramatic deep blue dial has applied baton and pips coated in lume marking the hours. Skeletonised hands have lume tips, making low light visibility impressive. At the 3 o'clock position sits the date window. The screw-down crown and case back providing 300m/1000ft water resistance. On the case back we have the embossed Hippocampus along with Seamaster sitting on a deeply engraved wave pattern. The seahorse on the case back 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 Automatic Omega Co-Axial Cal. 2500, 29 Jewels, 25,200 beats per hour, Chronometer Certified. Fitted on a 20mm highly polished and brushed stainless steel bracelet with a signed deployment clasp including a push-button micro-adjustment, for the perfect fit.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega box and Omega paperwork including original purchase receipt. The watch comes paired on its original Seamaster bracelet with all links included. The watch is from April 2019 and was purchased new by the owner who has hardly worn the watch, as you can see from the photos. The watch is still under its manufacturer's warranty.
The Seamaster is the quintessential dive watch, granted design-wise it won't be for everyone, but that is one of the things I really love about this watch! Whilst the design doesn't do it 100% for me, I really appreciate the fact it is just that little bit different to the sea of dive watches out there being offered, it's different whilst still being incredibly classic in its own right. If you are in the market for a dive watch and don't want to pay silly bonkers over retail, this is the watch for you.