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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

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    I'm not really a fan of the speedmasters but regardless, you have a mighty impressive collection.
    I sold a LE Speedmaster pro only after a few weeks and took a huge hit. 30%. And that was a used piece....but no regrets.

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    I have 2 Planet Oceans and the 300MC.



    The 2500 was first - many moons ago. The 8500 was more recent but before I bought it I considered the 300MC.

    Honestly I was wrapped around the axle about whether or not the 300MC was too similar to the 2500. My conclusion: while they're both black dialed/bezeled dive watches that's where their similarities end. The reality is they're VERY different.

    At the end of the day my only regret is not picking up the 300MC sooner. The POs still get plenty of wrist time. But the 300MC is a special timepiece in its own right.

    I really like the Black Bay but for me it's got nothing on the 300MC.

    Curious what others think...


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    As I've said above I love the 300MC, although being in my mid-twenties I couldn't justify paying double for it what the BB cost me. Yet. Also, after having seen it in the flesh the whole package is far too polished and blingy for my liking. If I bought it on the bracelet I would either get the centre links brushed or sell the bracelet and buy a leather strap for it. Then again, a dive watch on a leather strap is an odd proposition to me and I'd have to consider whether that ฃ4k would be better spent on something else.
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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

    I think for me the LM LE and 8500 Planet Oceans are a little too blingy on the dial, and the 300MC is a little too flat on the dial, and the 2500 Planet Ocean is just right. Still mulling over the 300MC but ultimately the things I really, REALLY love about an everyday watch--the things that keep me looking at my wrist but forgetting to check the time--the 2500 Planet Ocean 2201.50 has more of. And the Black Bay has it in spades too. I'll continue to admire the 300MC from afar and if I can ever see one in the wild away from the Omega boutique lights perhaps it'll change my mind.
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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

    Have u guys read about the Spectre LE 300 MC? WUS members are paparazzi or Omega staff LOL. Jokes aside. I ordered 2 pieces of the Black/Grey 21.5mm NATO strap. Should I cancel my order?

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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

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    As I've said above I love the 300MC, although being in my mid-twenties I couldn't justify paying double for it what the BB cost me. Yet. Also, after having seen it in the flesh the whole package is far too polished and blingy for my liking. If I bought it on the bracelet I would either get the centre links brushed or sell the bracelet and buy a leather strap for it. Then again, a dive watch on a leather strap is an odd proposition to me and I'd have to consider whether that ฃ4k would be better spent on something else.
    have you seen the actual BB? I fell in love when I saw the pics. But a visit to the AD changed my mind. If you really want it, try getting a used piece with the new in-house. My 2 cents....cheers

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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

    Now I'm looking at that and visualizing the GMT bezel and lollipop seconds hand...


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    Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

    Maybe you 300MC guys can help me out since I still can't get it off my mind, but have some concerns. I'd love some thoughtful input from the first-hand experience of owners (since I've only been able to see this piece under the lights of the Omega Boutique).

    ••• Concern #1: Dial & Bezel Finish •••
    The dial seems to come across extremely flat in finish. The bezel under the boutique lights comes across flat as well. This is a juxtaposition to the shiniest of the polished parts of the bracelet and case to my eyes. Others have mentioned how the bezel looks glossy though. More often than not, is the bezel a glossy black and the dial more of a vintage matte/flat black or grey under direct light or does it usually come across all black?

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    ••• Concern #2: Light Play Across Dial •••
    I absolutely love how the Planet Ocean dial can light up when the light catches it just right (hands, indexes and applied logo) and it's a big draw for me to just stare at the watch and watch the light play across the dial. How does the light play across the dial of the 300MC?

    I've tried to find photos. The best so far has been this one. The hands catch light well and it seems like the numerals do too, but the sunken indexes kind of disappear. Is this pretty true to how the watch looks from an angle as light plays across it?
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    And for comparison, this is what the 2201.50 can do and what keeps me checking the watch not for the time but for this light play across the dial. This alone is something I love on all the watches I own with polished metal on the hands/dial and I find the watches that lack this less visually interesting in day-to-day wear under different lighting conditions). This reason alone is why I'm considering the Black Bay alongside the 300MC. It's that big of a deal to me.
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    ••• Concern #3: Scratched PCLs & Polished Lug Tops •••
    I work a blue collar job so the watch is going to see some use, and will likely get scratched. My PO has it's share of scratches on the twisted lugs and I feel like the polished flat tops of the straight lugs are going to be an even bigger scratch magnet along with the bracelet. Legitimate concern? Does anyone have photos of their 300MC with some wear?


    ••• Concern #4: Silver Ring Between Bezel & Crystal •••
    Obviously the bezel and sapphire are scratch resistant, but what about the silver ring between the two? Is that raw metal? Is that another area that's going to pick up scratches and if so is that something Omega would likely polish out on services?


    ••• Concern #5: Overall Look Under Natural Lighting Conditions •••
    This kind of ties into #2 above. I've only seen the watch under boutique lights. It does have a beautifully balanced aesthetic, proportionally speaking. How is it in day to day wear? I'm rarely dressed up. Some note it being dressy, others note it being easy to dress down. To me it seems like it could be dressy on the bracelet but it dresses down nicely on NATO or leather. I'd mainly be wanting to keep it on the bracelet however, and I'm a t-shirt and shorts or jeans kind of guy, and don't want it to be overly dressy. My Planet Ocean's only real bling is the dial details and they're subtle enough, where the rest of the package is pretty utilitarian/tool watch-ish which I like. I just worry about the 300 being too flashy.

    ••• Concern #6: Cost •••
    What's a fair price range to fall within for a used 300MC in good shape with box and papers right now? Seems like I've seen them for $4200-4800. Does that sound right?

    Thanks a ton for any help. It's either keep the Planet Ocean and add a Black Bay, sell my Planet Ocean and get a 300MC, or I could sell my Nomos then stretch to get the 300MC and keep my Planet Ocean too. Decisions, decisions.
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    Re: Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by om3ga_fan View Post
    Now I'm looking at that and visualizing the GMT bezel and lollipop seconds hand...


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    Not that keen on the GMT bezel. But I would love to have the Chupa Chup hands!

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