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OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 CHRONO (Black) REVIEW

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OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 2008 CHRONOGRAPH REVIEW

Model: Stainless Steel Case, Black dial and bezel, stainless steel bracelet

Movement: Asian 7750 fully functional chronograph

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal

Case Diameter" 41.5mm

Just about everyone has the blue version of this watch, hugely popular due to it being the Bond color. I was about to pull the trigger on it myself, till the last minute I asked a few friends for opinions and they all liked the black more, so black it was. I wanted to put a review up of the more uncommon color so you guys can compare.

Straight off the bat, this is an excellent rep, in the super rep category. Not many tells on this watch. The main ones are that the chrono hands are slightly a little short, and the pearl not being centered in the triangle, which is a problem on every Omega rep.

There was an earlier version of this with the wrong Omega letereing, they were not connected together properly, and there was also a version with the "happy feet" Omega logo. Very please to say this dial is just about perfect, one of the best rep dials I have come across. Logos all correct, and a nice subtle wavy pattern.

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One of the tells with these models was the fact that the bracelet had screws instead of push pins like the Gen. My watch came with the correct push pin type bracelet. SO there is another improvement there. Bracelet isn't the smoothest I have had though, I have been spoiled with some great Breitling bracelets lately which makes this one slightly a bit under par. In terms of looks, its fine, just doesn't feel the best. A bracelet treatment is a must, and it will feel much better (helped mine quite a bit)

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Lets open her up. First thing we see is the anti magnetic cover, just like the gen. Nice

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Here is the caseback. Really good work here, beautiful job. If your a real paranoid of being called out, it has the omega anti counterfeit etching under the Omega logo. Seamonster looks pretty good also.

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Inside of the caseback has all the correct engravings too. I love little touches like this, that most likely no ones going to see, but you know its there and gives you that warm feeling inside.... or maybe its just me.

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And the movement, very nice A7750 inside with decorated parts. Omega branding on the rotor and plates have nice machined swirls too, my picture really doesn't do this justice I'm afraid.

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And some extra pictures.

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I know the blue face is associated with Mr Bond, but the the black is really smart in a suit. I think the blue is more sporty looking and the black more professional.

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Hope you enjoyed the review.

Thanks

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Nice write up buddy and looking good. I had the blue version but sold it on to buy a sub, when I replace it which I definitely will, I may even be tempted to buy the black. Love thus watch great choice buddy .

Enjoy!!!

Ryan

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Great review, thanks. The last picture - pure class. Good job, man. Personally I like the black version better as well. Don't want to offend anybody here, but I think that the blue one is a bit tacky, because it's a Bond's watch.

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Thanks for sharing and nice review and pics. Yours looks great and kudos for trying out the black version. I especially like that the pearl looks sunken on your watch. I've got the non-chrono version in blue and the pearl is raised, this looks much closer to gen.

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i have to mention that the Omega Seamaster Chrono is the only chrono that u can press the chrono butons even with screwed pushers

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Excellent review opti, great looking watch, love the black.... now why they can't but the same effort into the non-chrono versions is beyond me.

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Great review, which dealer did you get it from

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I've love this watch. I had bid on a couple of gens on eBay, but always seemed to miss the mark by a little bit.

One of the things I love about the SMP's are the bands. They look super nice.

Great photos and review! I think this one will have to go on the wish list...

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Very nice! I've always preferred the black one as well - almost bought the gen back in the day when the model was new.

Edited by Lovecraft

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Just read the post again. You guys are going to get me in trouble, have bought 8 watches in the past couple of months and can't stop looking at these reviews!

OK now which dealer was this from? Wait don't tell me.....

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Well I may aswell just post it, save me having to message everyone.

The dealer I bought it off was Trevor guys.

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Wow wear in good health bro

is it me or the hour markers in the dial look greenish?

can't decide between black or blue, looking to buy this baby this month

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I might be mistaken, but doesn't the gen one have blue lume? Or is it another model that has the blue lume? :g:

Anyways, great watch and review. Thanks for that! :)

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yah lume is slightly greenish which I have now found out is a flaw, apparently gen is whiter and glows blue

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